Scenic Horseback Ride at Estancia La Alejandra (private tour)

  • Saddle up and head out into the heights of Mendoza on horseback!

Get ready to saddle up and head out into the heights of Mendoza on horseback as you explore the scenic countryside while taking in the breathtaking views of the Cordon del Plata mountain range.

Located at the foot of the snow-capped mountains, Estancia La Alejandra sits 6600 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and offers gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Tupungato Volcano, and the fertile Uco Valley below.

Our horseback riding adventure starts off with a 63-mile (100 kilometers) drive from Mendoza City to the estancia, taking around one and a half hours. Keep a lookout as we get near the estancia, as the area has many eagles. And if you’re very lucky, you may just spot the mighty condor, the largest flying bird on Earth with a wingspan of up to 10 feet (3.3 meters)!

Once we arrive at the estancia, we’ll be greeted by one of the local baqueanos (guides), who are experts in the area and will join us through the duration of our ride. Now it’s time to hop on our horses and head out to explore!

We’ll ride approximately for 3 hours taking in all of the picturesque views, and during the ride, our guide will show us some of the chores done at the estancia like herding and roping horses. After the ride, we’ll return to the estancia for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we’ll enjoy some free time to walk around and explore the estancia before our outing concludes with a transfer back to Mendoza City.

Note: This tour can also be done with lunch first and then the horseback ride after. The order of activities will be confirmed on the day of your tour.

Difficulty: easy. The minimum age required for this tour is 16 years old.

Duration: full day (approximately 7 hours from the time you leave your hotel until you return).

Guide: private guide.

Vehicle: private vehicle (transfers to and from the tour base take approximately 1 hour and half each).

Includes: lunch with 1 non-alcoholic beverage (wine and additional beverages can be requested and paid there).