3 independent reviews for Horse riding & trekking in Argentina

Reviews for Horse riding & trekking in Argentina

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review 10 Dec 2007

It was a great adventure trek over the mountains (5000 m at one point!) - absolutely fantastic - fairly 'hard' traveling, (no real "facilities" i.e. washing in streams etc) camping every night, roasting huge chunks of meat over open fires & quaffing argy wines under starry skies, amazing scenery particularly some of the frankly bizarre rock formations. Quite weird traveling just with 2 non English speaking gauchos and no one else.Some days literally didn't see anyone, & believe me you can see a long way... coming across these incredibly isolated villages in the middle of nowhere gave a glimpse of life in areas I wouldn't normally have got the opportunity to see. Overall a 4 to 5 star experience, well organized (Cristina from the tour operator was incredibly helpful &friendly), the gauchos were professional and friendly(although Im glad I spoke some Spanish!). Also the horses were good.

review 7 May 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We enjoyed it all but mainly the sensation of peace and space in the mountains.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

That it can be below 0 at night.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes and we appreciated it.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The five of us gave 4 to 5 stars.

review 30 Oct 2006

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Just seeing the kind of terrain that our horses could cover was one of the most memorable parts of this holiday. The scenery was incredible, as was the attention that we received from one of our guides.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We did this trip for 10 days and loved every minute, but a week would probably have been perfect - a shower at the end was one of the best parts.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

There is no question that this trip benefited local people and minimised environmental impact. The places that we were staying regularly had solar power (mostly to provide electric lights for the evenings). The only "non eco-friendly" part of this trip was getting to the start and end points. Other than this, even orange peel was cleared up, leaving no notable evidence of our travel.

4. Any other comments?

This was a 4-5 star holiday. The only reason this didn't make 5 stars was the treatment that one of our gauchos used against his horses, but the operator now know about this and will ensure that he is not on future trips.

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