- Dates: February 1 - 8, 2023
- Price: From $5,600 per person
- Group Size: 8
This is the African safari camp – wild, cozy, quietly stylish – transposed to Patagonia. The week-long horseback riding adventure features morning rides to lookout points for delicious picnics, shady siestas, and river swims, before meandering back to camp for sundowners and feasts of plenty. On the third day, you’ll embark on a 2-day expedition to Fly Camp, fording rivers and threading through lowland pastures and petrified forests. There is an awesome traverse along the spine of the Andes, banked on either side by sheer shale cliffs. This jaw-dropping volcanic moonscape is known as the Pass of Tears. You will then descend into lush prairies where the horses take water and cool their bellies in the river before dropping further into a forest glade. Your tents have been set up, a campfire is roaring, beers are cooling in the river and your brilliant camp chef will be hard at work.
The ride has a capacity for 8 guests and runs from the middle of November to the end of February. Your guide is Jakob von Plessen, who has been leading horseback expeditions for some 20 years in Kenya and Argentina. Experienced riders are preferred, and the 7-night program is inclusive of all meals and activities. The horses are in excellent condition – sure-footed and well mannered. Meals tend to be strong on meat and fish, but special dietary requirements can be catered for.