AMÉRICA DEL SUR HOSTEL CALAFATE | TOURS
RANCH RIO MITRE
Daily departures at 9 AM and 3 PM
Duration: 6 hours
Horseback rides ranging from one hour up to several days.
The short horseback ride takes place in the valley along the Rico arm of Lake Argentino and spots near the inn, allowing you to enjoy dreamlike scenery and an unimaginable freedom listening to the sounds of nature.
You’ll be picked up at the hostel at 9 AM, and during the next hour you’ll enjoy the beautiful views on the way to Ranch Río Mitre, spotting birds of all kinds, surrounded by vast expanses and estates. After arriving at the ranch and enjoying some mates (tea), you and your guide will head to the stables to set off on the path along the Rico section of Lake Argentino. You’ll spend the day with great weather, surrounded by thousands of species of birds that immigrate every year in the spring.
Upon returning to the inn, its owner, Esteban Echeverría, will receive you with a delicious warm wine or mistela (sweet wine) to settle in, while he tells you about the first pioneers of the area, the nomadic Tehuelche Indians, who once inhabited the shores of Lake Rico and left behind archaeological remains. Later, you will enjoy delicious Patagonian lamb with salads and homemade empanadas. After your meal, the transfer will return you to the hostel.