Horseback Experience In Tucumán

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Enjoy four days traveling on horseback or on foot through the Pre Cordillera of the province of Tucumán. It will allow you to get in touch with a different culture and fully enjoy nature crossing rivers, mountains and streams. We will walk through different trails from the capital of the province to Tafí del Valle.

This program is specially designed to get a little more into the history of the people who He was born and raised in the hills, better understand his life. Each stop is unique, you will be able to appreciate the differences in landscapes and vegetation, from sunsets to seeing the stars that cover the sky. 

With the experience horseback riding in Tucumán You will have the opportunity to choose from different options that adapt to your tastes and preferences. All include accommodation, full board, transfers and a specialized guide. 

During the tour, we will visit towns such as Siambón, Anfama, we will visit the Rio Grande ravine, the valley of La Ciénega, the summits of Raco and the reserve of the Queñuas. 

Do not miss this opportunity to discover the province of Tucumán in a totally different, where you can enjoy the hills and connect with their surroundings. 

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STARTS
TUCUMAN (AR)
- Pick up at hotels located in San Miguel de Tucumán starting at 7:45 am.
ENDS
- Drop off at hotels located in San Miguel de Tucumán from 6:30 pm.
DURATION
4 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
INCLUDED
- Transfers
- Bilingual guide and baqueanos. (1 every 4 riders, 1 every 8 trekker)
- Accommodation
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner)
- Cargo mules for luggage transfer
- Explanatory talk the afternoon before departure
- First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED
- Unspecified transfers
- Night prior to departure in Tucumán.
- Extras during the stay.
- Phone calls.
- Expenses originated by interruption of the service (personnel, illness, etc.)
- Tips.
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
WHAT TO BRING?
- Anatomical backpack.
- Walking sticks (optional)
- Adequate and comfortable footwear.
- Warm jacket and also windbreaker.
- Polar diver.
- Gloves
- Fleece or wool hat
- Cap
- Flip flops for the shower
- Towel
- Blanket or poncho
- Personal hygiene items
- Flashlight and batteries
- Sunscreen and cocoa butter
- Photo machine (do not forget enough batteries, or spare memory)
- Repellent
- Sunglasses (as closed as possible to protect from the sun and wind)
DESTINATIONS
Tafi Del Valle (AR)
OTHER
- The program may vary according to weather conditions or state of the trails.

- The day before departure, an orientation meeting will be held with the guide and the rest of the participants at Hotel La Pedrera at 8.30 pm. Luggage to be checked will be checked, in case of horseback riding the saddlebags will be delivered. The itinerary will be explained and practical recommendations will be given to take into account (need to carry cash, places with cell phone signal, difficulty of the terrain, weather, etc.)

- Remember that in the Calchaquí foothills the days can be very hot and sunny and the nights cold. Between 25º - 30º during the day and 15º - 18º at night. Winters are short but can be very cold between June and mid-July.
INCLUDED MENU
- Breakfast: Infusions of herbs from the area, juices, homemade bread, regional sweets.
- Lunch: Roasts, empanadas, cold cuts and regional cheeses, sandwiches accompanied by salad.
- Dinner: Stews, locros, lamb baked in clay.

All meals include drinks with or without alcohol.


Details of Day Tours

Choose the program you prefer and live a unique experience: 

* Program 1: Las Queñuas 4 days/3 nights

(Includes 1 night of accommodation in a mountain post + 2 nights at Posada las Queñuas + full board)

- Departures are the 1st Thursday of each month and long weekends. Distance traveled 50 km.

Day 1: Siambón - Anfama 

A transport will pass us to be picked up from 7:45 am for the hotels located in San Miguel de Tucumán. From there we head about 60 km north to arrive at approximately 9:00 am to the town of El Siambón. In this place, they will give us our horse and they will explain the route of approximately 7 hours that we are going to do. 
 
We will pass through the Rio Grande ravine where we will visualize the different types of vegetation that make up the jungle until reaching the summits of Anfama. During the journey, we will have lunch and enjoy this beautiful landscape. 

In the afternoon, we continue the march to finally arrive at the Rasguido family post where They will receive us with the warmth that characterizes the mountain people. There we will have dinner and sleep for the next day, continue our trip. 

Day 2: Anfama - Las Queñuas 

Around 9:00 am we will leave for the place of San José de Chaquivil, where we will cross deep streams and rivers. During the tour we will be able to appreciate indigenous remains such as the corrales de pirca and also menhir, it is a place that is characterized by the variety of landscapes. 

After 8 kilometers traveled, we will arrive at the emblematic Las Queñuas inn, built with local materials (adobe, stone, straw, reeds, etc.) that is characterized by being on the foundations of the old part of the ranch. Lunch will be waiting for us there. 

In the afternoon, there will be time to relax, walk around and learn more about the Las Queñuas Reserve project. In this place we will have dinner and spend the night. 

Day 3: Las Queñuas 

We will have breakfast at the Posada and then we will travel on horseback or walking the different corners of the reserve, among which the old Don Eusebio post stands out, the Guanacos table at 3,100 meters above sea level at the foot of Cerro Negrito. There we will have the possibility to see the condors flying. 

In the afternoon we will have free time to enjoy the tranquility of Las Queñuas. We will spend the night in this place, where we will have a tasty lamb or a good barbecue accompanied by a warm bonfire. 

Day 4: Las Queñuas - Raco 

From 8:00 am breakfast will be waiting for us and once we finish, our horses will be ready to start the journey to Raco (1200 msnm). We continue towards the “Camino de las Cumbres de Raco” which reaches 2,200 meters above sea level, we will pass through the place of “La Hoyada”, nestled at the foot of the mountains located in the middle of two rivers. 

On the way, we will stop for lunch. Once we get to Raco, we will say goodbye to the horses and the hills. There a transport is waiting for us to return to San Miguel de Tucumán and at approximately 6:30 pm it will leave us at our accommodation. 

* Program 2 - Great journey 4 days/3 nights 

(Includes 2 nights of accommodation in a mountain post + 1 night at Posada las Queñuas + Full board)

- This program can be done on foot or on horseback. 
 
Tour from Tucumán to Tafi del Valle along the old paths of Calchaquí. Large slopes are crossed on foot, several rivers are forded. The tour allows us to slowly enter the world of the locals; a world where the rhythm is set by nature. 

Day 1: Siambón - Anfama 

A transport will pick us up at 7:45 am at the hotels located in San Miguel de Tucumán. From there we head about 60 km north to arrive at approximately 9:00 am to the town of El Siambón. The march begins and slowly the city is left behind to go step by step knowing the hills. 

We will pass through the Rio Grande ravine where we will visualize the different types of vegetation that make up the jungle until reaching the summits of Anfama. During the journey, we will have lunch and enjoy this beautiful landscape. 

In the afternoon, we continue the walk to finally reach the Rasguido family post where They will receive us with the warmth that characterizes the mountain people. After a long journey of approximately 8 hours, we will have dinner and sleep. 

Day 2: Anfama - Las Queñuas 

Around 9:00 am we will leave for the place of San José de Chaquivil, where we will cross deep streams and rivers. During the tour we will be able to appreciate indigenous remains such as the corrales de pirca and also menhir, it is a place that is characterized by the variety of landscapes. 

After 8 kilometers traveled, we will arrive at the emblematic Las Queñuas inn, built with local materials (adobe, stone, straw, reeds, etc.) that is characterized by being on the foundations of the old part of the ranch. Lunch will be waiting for us there. 

In the afternoon, there will be time to relax, walk around and learn more about the Las Queñuas Reserve project. In this place we will have dinner and spend the night. 

Day 3: Las Queñuas - La Cienega 

After breakfast, we will leave early towards the valley of La Cienega which is located at about 2,600 meters above sea level. We will ascend by the "slope of La Ramadita" the path borders the slopes of Cerro Negrito until we reach the Valley of La Ciénega. During the walk, the landscape alternates between lush ravines surrounded by alders and elderberries, wild meadows, to end in a high valley where sheep maintain the grass as if it were a golf course. 

During the day we will make different stops that will give us time to have lunch as well as to have a snack. 

At the end In the afternoon, after walking about 17 kilometers, we arrive at a simple family place, where we can relax and have a hot dinner.

Day 4: La Cienega - Tafí del Valle

Early in the morning the last and demanding section of the journey will be undertaken, the end of which is Tafí del Valle, which is located at 2000 meters above sea level. During the tour we will be able to observe the old corrals built by the original peoples and small indigenous settlements "antigales" in ruins. 

Before reaching Tafí del Valle, We will dedicate a few minutes to enjoy the imposing view of the valley where we can see the La Angostura Dam and the summer villages of Tafí and El Mollar. 

Once We arrive at the foot of the Hill, a lunch will be waiting for us. At the end of it, a vehicle will take us to San Miguel de Tucumán, on the way we will cross different landscapes where we can observe the different natural contrasts. At approximately 6.30 pm we will be arriving at our accommodation. 

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