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Address: Ruta 30 Km 3, Concon 2510420, Chile
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Ritoque Expediciones arose from the efforts of Sebastian Lara, horse...

Ritoque Expediciones arose from the efforts of Sebastian Lara, horse breeder for all his life, and Maria Elena Rodriguez, dedicated to Pubic Relations, as a way to keep their way of living next to horses and nature and sharing this experience with people.Our objective is to allow Chileans and foreigners to enjoy outstanding nature locations. Our aim in each one of our trips is that our clients get to know as well as possible the flora, fauna and culture of the places that we visit. Our clients will, comfortably and safely, make a special connection with the people and nature of the area.We are part of the Guía de Turismo Rural (Countryside Tourism Guide) of the V region of Chile, supported by Sernatur (Nacional Tourism Service) since 2005; and we received the prize “Premio Sernatur a la Gestión Emprendimiento Turístico 2006”.We are located 3 kilometers north from Concón, on the highway to Quintero. Only 30 kilometres north from Valparaíso, and only two hours from SantiagoRitoque Expediciones nace hace 8 años de la inquietud de Sebastián Lara y María Elena Rodríguez, por mantener un estilo de vida cercano a la naturaleza y los animales. Y compartirla con quienes estuvieran interesados en vivir una experiencia cercana a la vida de naturaleza. Nuestra misión es que chilenos y extranjeros puedan disfrutar de lugares de naturaleza exuberantes en belleza y quietud. Compartimos nuestra forma de cocina, que se caracteriza por comida chilena, generalmente asados siempre alrededor de una gran fogata! Trabajamos con grupos de diverso tamaño, montados sobre un caballo, según se requiera. Organizamos eventos al aire libre, ofreciendo servicio de comidas que montamos en el lugar de la actividad, ya sea en medio de las dunas o a orillas del Estero Mantagua, etc..Generalmente contamos con guías bilingües inglés – español que acompañan a nuestros clientes durante el recorrido. Formamos parte de la Guía de Turismo Rural de la V Región, apoyados por Sernatur desde el 2005 hasta la fecha y recibimos el Premio Sernatur a la Gestión y Emprendimiento Turístico 2006.

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Galloping on the beach

My two friends and I spent a day riding horses and having lunch with Maria-Helena and her two helpers from France and Germany, and it was a highlight of our trip. The views were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2014
North Potomac, Maryland, United States
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North Potomac, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

My two friends and I spent a day riding horses and having lunch with Maria-Helena and her two helpers from France and Germany, and it was a highlight of our trip. The views were spectacular, the horses very responsive and well-cared for, and we were given the chance to choose to gallop or not to gallop (we galloped of course!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a wonderful half day ride, over all different kinds of terrain. The sand dunes were magnificent and were worth the ride in themselves. The guide let us take the ride at our own pace, which sometimes meant galloping and sometimes simply walking. It was great fun and a day we will remember for a very long time.

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

We did a half day horse ride today with Ritoque Expeditions and we just loved it. My parents have only ever ridden horse a few times and a friend of mine that was with us has never ridden, however we were given the confidence to cross difficult terrain and get to see gorgeous views with our fantastic guide Fabian. This... More 

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Hohenems, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

it was a wounderfull day, riding this horses from maria elena ind this amazing area. It is like skiing in the snow, so verry fine was the sand. The Horses are well trained and in a good condition. thank you Wolfgang

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

If you want to go horseback riding the chilean way, try Ritoque Expeditions. We went riding for three hours, lots of gallopping, this would never be possible in Europe. The gear is quite primitive, but for us, that just brought autenticity to the experience. The views are just awesome, riding through the dunes, you could imagine riding through the desert,... More 

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Ritoque E, Propietario at Ritoque Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, we are glado to hear that you have a nice memory of Chile and our horses ! ;) Maria Elena Rodriguez Ritoque Expediciones More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We took the bus from Valparaiso and were picked up by Sebatian who drove us to the farm. We enjoyed meeting all of the farm animals and then set out on our ride. My husband had no previous riding experience and had no problem at all. They have excellent horses that are daily ridden and obey halter commands. The ride... More 

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Ritoque E, Propietario at Ritoque Expeditions, responded to this review

Dear Sharmaine, thank you so much for your words, we really appreciate when we receive this comments! It makes us proud to know that people had a good experience in Chile on our horses! María Elena Rodríguez J. Gerente Comercial Ritoque Expediciones +569 97305212 (Whats App number) www.ritoqueexpediciones.cl More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

My daughters wanted to go horse back riding when we were in Vina Del Mar Chile last month, and they were really pleasantly surprised. A 3 hour ride with Cristina and a cowboy that i unfortunately can,t remember his name was the most fun they had on this trip. Galloping on the beach by the ocean,over sand dunes, stopped by... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was one of the best experiences I've had while travelling. The asado is delicious, the people are awesome and the trek is SO MUCH FUN. It's not just a follow-the-leader horse ride, you actually get to ride the way you want to. Plenty of galloping along the beach if you feel like it, or moseying through forests. We stopped... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Holy crap! This was probably the funnest day i have ever had in south america out of my entire 9 months studying here. Did the full day trek with 3 of my friends and we had absolutely the best time ever hands down. So much hard core rising not just the "follow in a line walking" type of horse trek.... More 

Thank Olivia Z
Ritoque E, Propietario at Ritoque Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so so so much for all your words, it is so wonderfull when people takes their own time to feed us back ! It so helpfull to us to know we are doing things right and we hope to continue making riders happy for one dune day!!! Thank you again! More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have just returned to Santiago following a completely magical 3-hour ride with Ritoque Expeditions. Everything about the experience was wonderful; from the swift response to my email enquiry via their website, to numerous additional emails patiently giving me answers to all my queries; from being collected from the bus stop bang on time (unheard of in South America!), to... More 

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