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“My Best Day in Chile!”
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Bufo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Horseriding tour, Ecoturism, rural tourism, trekking, birdwatching. Native cousine National Park La Campana Biosphera Reserve
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 5, 2014

From my 10 days in Chile, the day with Bufo Travesias was the ultimate best!

I took the tour "Between Fire and the Northern Giants". From the start, Maria provided all the information about the trip and I knew what to expect. They picked me up from my stay location in Valparaiso and drove through scenic valley to the local family ranch. The ranch is owned by local humble people, very friendly and welcoming, who take pride of their land. The group consisted of mostly Chileans and me, a Russian immigrant living in CA. We were given the safety accessories and explained how to communicate with the horses. We rode through stunning terrain and views: valleys with dry vegetation, hills with big cactuses and stone rivers.The ride was at perfect pace, slow and easy, and I always felt being looked after. We arrived into a forested area where we let the horses rest and those who wanted went up hiking with Jose Louis to look for endemic frogs in the small water pools. We found a couple of species and I was absolutely thrilled to help Jose Lois to sample the frogs' saliva for DNA testing!!! After we came back to the horses and rode back to the ranch where a delicious meal was waiting for us. I was the only vegetarian and one vegetarian dish was made specially for me (just make sure you tell about your preferences to Maria in advance). Overall, I had the great time with great people in great setting!

If you are into nature and active adventures - the trip with Bufo Travesias is an absolute MUST on your Chilean itinerary!

3  Thank Yelena F
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We booked a tour with Bufo Travesias after seeing their good reviews and we weren't disappointed! Serena, Coto and Maria were so friendly that we instantly felt at ease. While we drove into the mountains, they took care to explain the history of the area and an in depth description of the flora, fauna and terrain. They made it very interesting. We stopped at a local ranch deep in desert by the mountain base and took some time to stretch our legs and look around at the scenery and all the animals. After a brief training and warm up, we were given chaps and helmets and mounted our horses. The ride was perfect, slow and easy, but surrounded by stunning terrain and views. We made our way into a forested section of the mountain where you could dive into the clear pools, go hiking or catch frogs on the rocks. After an hour, we made our way back to the ranch where we were given cold beer for our parched throats and Maria had cooked up a amazing meal of hearty Pastel de Choclo and empanadas in the ranch's wood burning ovens. Wine and fresh strawberry/ginger juice accompanied the meal. It was amazing. The people who lived at the ranch were incredibly friendly and welcoming...it was the perfect day.

4  Thank SimieMom
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BufoTravesias, Propietario at Bufo, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013
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Hola! Nos alegramos muchísimo que hayan tenido una linda experiencia en los hermosos lugares que ofrece nuestro campo chileno. Muchas gracias por la opinión, por la confianza y por el interés de conocer nuestra historia y naturaleza. Esperamos verlos en otra oportunidad. Un abrazo! Equipo Bufo Travesías

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a great time with Bufo Travesias! It was a perfect trip to meet local people, enjoy traditional food and customs. Also, we visit beautiful places full of nature and endemic species. Bufo travesias gives you full description about the nature we are seeing, so if you are a nature lover is the perfect thing to do.

The food was great, people really friendly and the landscape something you can't miss out!

Fully recommended.

Thank Pazciencia
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went for a few days and everything was perfect, horse ride was amazing!! We didn't want to come back home after that.

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Reviewed January 31, 2017
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Bufina, Propietario at Bufo, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2017
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