Horseback riding in Punta Indio - from La Pampa to Bahia San Borombón - Buenos Aires

A journey from the Pampas to Punta Indio, Parque Costero del Sur.

  • Start Date : 2021-May-08
    End Date: 2021-May-09
  • Hora Inicio: 7 pm
    Hora Fin: 6 pm
  • Meeting Point:Punta Indio
    End time: Punta Indio
  • Duration:2 days 2 nights
    Availability: Last available spot!
Pampean Horseback Ride - from the Pampa to the San Borombón Bay - Punta Indio

Propuesta

At Punta Indio we offer you a unique experience, a real horseback ride just 130Km from Buenos Aires. A weekend getaway, to take a break from the routine of the city.

For two days we will visit part of the territory of the South Coastal Park, Biosphere Reserve, knowing its plains, its coastal forests and its neighboring paths full of history and folklore ...

This frame is the ideal to enjoy nature in all its splendor, to share a weekend with family, parents and children, with friends and to do photographic hunts and above all things: tour the Argentine pampas on horseback.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: We will receive you, on Friday afternoon, at the Punta Indio´s Fortín. There we´ll meet each other among the companions of the journey and share the dinner: a typical picada campera, includes drinks: water and juices (whoever wishes may bring some other drink, including alcoholic drink). Dessert. We spend the night in tents inside the facilities.

DAY 2: We get up at 8 in the morning, we have breakfast in the shade of the trees of the Fortín, we disarm camp, we meet our fellow travelers: the horses, and we ride for approximately 3 hours, through the fields of Punta Indio, World Biosphere Reserve.

We dismount under the shelter of the trees in the field and shared lunch (empanadas, including drinks: water and juices. Dessert) We rest, taking some mates and whoever liked could walk the area.

We ride again 1.30 hours, approximately, to the mountain where we will camp. We unsaddle, leaving our horses free.

We set up the tents, put on a bathing suit and walk to the beach, about 400 meters away. We have a snack on the banks of the river, infusions and a variety of cakes.

In the evening we return to the camp, where they will be waiting for us with the fire burning, cooking a rib to the stake, roasted vegetables and salads for dinner. Includes drinks: wine, beer, water, juices, dessert. We sleep in a tent and rest for the 2nd. horseback riding day.

DAY 3: We have breakfast, at 9 in the morning, variety of puddings. We set up camp, saddle and ride for approximately 2.30 hours, until we dismount on the trail for lunch, relaxed on the grass, sandwiches, drinks, juice and water.

After resting, we ride to visit tourist spots in Punta Indio, such as the sculpture "The Guardian of the Southern Cross" over 30 meters high, the ruins of the Hotel Argentino, the monument to the Indio Querandí, the Estancia Santa Rita (subject to ground conditions). Duration of this tour: 2.30 hours. approx.

In the afternoon we return to the camp, say goodbye to the horses and return to the fort to share a snack: tortas fritas and cakes.
End of our services.

Note

RAIN INSURANCE: In case of rain, the provision of services is suspended. Situation to be confirmed 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the trip. In this circumstance, the reservation will be credited for a future ride subject to availability.

Included Services
  • Meek horses with saddles
  • Specialized guides, baqueanos
  • All food and drinks
  • VHF communication
  • Activity insurance
  • Specific technical equipment (first aid kit, tents, kitchen and camping items)
  • Parking lot

Services NOT included
  • Bus Tickets to Punta Indio.
  • Expenses derived from abandonment of activity.

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Faq

Do we have to ride a lot a day?

The average is 5 hours per day (3 + 2 approx).

Do I have to know how to ride a horse and / or have previous experience in the activity?

No, this is an experience to start in this type of activities, both with horses and camping.

What are the mandatory requirements?
  • Have an acceptable physical state.
  • Have the required equipment published in the program.
  • Do not weigh more than 100 Kg, given that the limit that animals can support is 100 kgs.
  • Minors who do not travel with their parents must travel with a responsable adult and present written parental authorization certified by a public notary. In case of traveling alone with one of the parents they must present the authorization of the other.
Where do we stay overnight?

In tents.

Is there a bathroom?

First night yes, second night no, it's in nature.

Graduación de dificultad

Caballo: Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Horse Riding (C)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% of a day, without unevenness or requirement. Example: Pampas horseback riding, initiation workshop

40% horseback riding in the sierras, one or more days: Córdoba, San Luis.

60% Horseback riding in the mountains for 3 or 4 days or in the north of Argentina for several days.

80% Andean Crossing Horseback riding up to 3000 meters (double crossing x Las Loicas).

100% Andean Crossing Horseback Riding up to more than 4000 meters. (Sanmartiniana Los Patos).

Fitness (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained unevenness and longer working days

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration.

80% Demanding effort of legs in resistance. Very long days.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic and constant force leg work

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the handling of the horse and the actions to be performed.

20% prairie / pampa.

40% trails with moderate ups and downs.

60% Steeper slopes and trails.

80% Steep descents and ascents.

100% Very steep descents and ascents.

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Required equipment

GENERAL EQUIPMENT This LIST is to use as reference
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack or small bag (to carry each one's personal items)
  • Fanny pack (to transport items for personal use while riding)
  • Insulated sleeping pad (optional, not exclusive)
CLOTHES
  • Waterproof coat jacket
  • Polar diver
  • socks (2 pairs, not Ankle length socks nor no show socks !!!)
  • T-shirt
  • shirts
  • Long cotton pants or underpants to wear under pants to avoid skin irritated by friction.
  • Riding pants or bombachas de campo (no jean or detachable pants !!), it can be joggino or leggings
  • Footwear: espadrilles and / or slippers
  • Poncho or blanket
  • Swimwear
  • Neck scarf/ Buff
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap with vicera to protect you from the sun
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Sunscreen and lip balm for the sun (not cocoa butter)
  • Sunglasses (if possible with hanging strap)
  • Flashlight (preferably front)
  • Small Towel
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Baby-type wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications
OPTIONALS
  • Steel thermos
  • Binoculars, monocle. Camera
  • Book, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc

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