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“Among most stunning scenery in Patagonia”

Cabalgatas Rio Mitre-Day Tours
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Among most stunning scenery in Patagonia”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a fantastic and little known horse back ride facility near Calafate. Pick up and drop off were included where they'll take you to a ranch near the official Glaciar Park entrance. The two of us got an easy 3-4 hour exclusive horse back ride, with two gauchos escorting us, making steak sandwiches midway and then coming back. The horses are easy to ride and the scenery, particularly the meadows of flowers, were among the most beautiful we saw in one month of Patagonia travel. The warm owner and gauchos are very welcoming and happy to share the ranch's and their own stories with you, more so if you speak some spanish. This cabalgata is unforgettable if you even remotely like horses.

Visited January 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews
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“Very pleaseant”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A very nice tour with very nice lunch included.

A plus is that you are able to see Estancia animals and the group I was in had only 4 people, so its kinda of a private tour.

Visited January 2013
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Arlington, VA
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666 reviews
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“Horseback ride of a lifetime”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

I cannot imagine a more perfect horseback riding experience than what Estancia Rio Mitre provided. We were blessed with excellent weather and the team at Rio Mitre did the rest. It is a stunning setting about 40 minutes from El Calafate. The horses were very good, the views of the lake and the Andes were breathtaking. It was just my husband and me and our 2 guides, including a lovely woman from Madrid who spoke perfect English, which made it easier for us. We rode for 2 hours, slow and faster, wide open spaces, cattle, sheep, birds, including flamingoes, vistas in every direction. We also had lunch, very nice wine, excellent salad of very fresh lettuce, outstanding bread, the splendid Argentine tomatoes, delightful fresh fruit for dessert, and very good coffee of course. I have to say the lamb was very fatty and not as good as what we had in town, but the overall the experience was delightful and exceptional. Very nice and friendly people with a long history in this spot at the end of the earth, which is also the beginning of paradise. Un sueno concretarse, as promised.

Visited December 2012
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