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“Never Again”

Criollo Expeditions Daily Horse Rides
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Never Again”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stop!!! If you are considering signing up with Criollo Expeditions look for another group. If you have already signed up you should seriously consider cancelling. The equipment they use is very poor and the guide was a complete joke (we rode for over five straight hours without a break). I wish I could give a rating worse than TERRIBLE!

Visited February 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Horse ride from hell”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Equipment was antiquated and in terrible shape; guide mounted us, and rode off and left us, only stopping from time to time to make sure we were still in eye sight. As soon as we caught up he would ride off again, never saying a word. We rode 3 hrs without making a single stop not even for a bathroom break or to rest the horses. We finally turned back on our own, stopping at a place after another 2 hrs for a bathroom break, and making it back in another hour. Don't waste your time...keep looking!

Visited February 2013
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a proper Patagonian expierence”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

If you get the oportunity to enjoy a day out with Megan and all her knowlich, just do not waste the oportunity, great horses, incredible well look after, they are the pepole to go out with!

Visited November 2011
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Santiago, Chile
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible horse riding in Patagonia!”
Reviewed February 4, 2011

We're a chilean family of 4 people: our parents and us (17 and 18 years old). The summer of 2010 three of us went on a 2 day ride with the same company which was so amazing that we planned a longer one for 2011, from "Laguna Sofia" (next to Puerto Natales) to "Estancia La Cumbre" in "Sierra Baguales". It lasted 6 nights and 7 days. Only our mother has a lot of experience on horse riding, so the rest of us were a bit tired on the first days. It didn't matter anyway because it was so well organized that you could choose to go by car when you felt like it. After the 4th day it was no longer necessary. The horses were extraordinary, "criollo" race (excellent for the topography and the weather), very well trained and equipped. The guide was awesome, friendly, with a deep knowledge of the area and the local culture and people (chilean "gaucho" life), always taking very good care of us and the horses !!. We chose to have different accommodation styles throughout the circuit, from tents, local houses ("estancias" houses) to very pleasant hotels ("Hotel Cerro Guido" and "Hostel Las Chinas", the last one with no electricity ... cosy fireplace, incredible experience and wonderful meals !!). The landscapes ... just awesome, breathtaking (see some of the pictures), just don´t forget to bring appropiate clothes. Summary: the whole experience was absolutely wonderful, highly recommendable. If you have any question please contact me: [--]

Visited January 2011
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England
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“fabulous experience!”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

My husband and I did a two day trek with Criollo around the Laguna Amarga area of Torres Del Paine and had the most amazing time. Megan, joint owner and Boris's wife, came and met us in our hostal in Puerto Natales the previous night to explain what we would be doing and make sure we understood where we needed to be and when. She also helped us with our onward journey into the park and made some great suggestions about what to do when we got there. Boris (owner, guide and brilliant horseman) looked after us really well on the trek and made sure we had a great time. His horses were amazing on the terraine and were incredibly well trained, he clearly loves them a lot! Although I have ridden for many years, my husband has very limited experience but the trails Boris picked were suitable for both of us. Safety equipment (hard hats & chaps) were provided and of a good standard. Boris made (and carried) our lunch which was very good and far too much! I cant praise this enough and I really hope to go back one day and do a longer trip.

Visited November 2010
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