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“a great day horseback riding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ritoque Expeditions

Ritoque Expeditions
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Concon
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Owner description: 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.
new york
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“a great day horseback riding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

My son and I were picked up in Concon, Chile and taken to the farm where you pick up the horses. You are offered tea and coffee and take a look at the chickens and boers, the duck that think he's a dog and all the dogs and cats. They give you chaps to wear and then on the horses for a good 2 to 3 hour ride on the beaches and through the dunes. The pet dogs accompanied us and so did a foal who nobody was riding but was just along for the trip. A little walking, trotting and galloping. It didn't matter if you had no experience. Then back to the farm for aan excellent bbq of steak ,pork and chorizo accompanied by rice, potato salad and i think tomatoes. The owners seem to speak all sorts of languages including English and French. They are very welcoming. Definitely worth the time and money!

Visited April 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Highlight of our week in Chile! Great cabin and horsebackriding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Our B&B host in Valparaiso found Ritoque Expeditions and arranged for a ride the following day for my husband, myself and our 2 teenage daughters. An easy 30 minute drive from Valparaiso, the location is spectacular - high on a hill with 180 degree views of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. We wanted to stay overnight in Concon but couldn't find a hotel or cabina to our liking or budget. Owners Maria Elena and Sabastian (who are refreshingly on the "hippy" side) offered their guest cabin for $60 US but warned it was rustic. Upon arriving at this wonderful destination, we were greeted by a few friendly dogs, cats & ducks. Maria Elena explained that one of the ducks had bonded with dogs and followed them everywhere. There was also a litter of piglets that entertained us with their games, a new hatch of chicks and then the horses, of course! We felt like extras in a Dr. Doolittle movie! We LOVED the guest cabin, which was built out of many recycled materials. If you are visiting Valpo - stay here instead. It has 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, full bath, sleeps 7. It is not luxury accommodations, but is clean and very comfortable. The gardens are filled with flowering plants, shade trees and the patio is very inviting to sit and relax. You will not regret staying here! Sabastian & Maria Elena went out of their way to make us feel like family. The horseback ride through the dunes, forest & beach was a day we will not forget (and I didn't even get sore!)

Visited March 2012
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RitoqueExpediciones, Propietario at Ritoque Expeditions, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor, taking the time for commenting your experience with us means a lot for us, it helps us doing things better!

When ever you are around Valparaiso again...WELCOME!!
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Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great ride through the dunes and at the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

I did a half-day ride including BBQ together with some friends. We had one of the best days together. They pick you up from Concón and take you to the ranch, where the horse are ready. The ride through the dunes and at the beach is amazing. Whenever it is possible, you can gallop, if you want to. We had BBQ in the middle of the dunes and relaxed in the sun as long as we wanted.
Back at the ranch, they even invited us to have some drinks at a family fiesta.
I would definitly do it again!!!

Visited October 2011
Thank Saskia B
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, beautiful! Great horses!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

I stayed with Sebastian and Maria Elena for about a week and helped take out guests on rides. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous-riding along the beach, through some forest and through the sand dunes. The horses are all very gentle and easy to manage for riders of every level. If you want to run, run! If you don't, no problem. Sebastian and Maria Elena are very kind and friendly and do their best to ensure you have a good ride. They also do rides at night during a full moon. If you like horses, even just a little bit, and like beautiful scenery, come and saddle up!

Visited July 2011
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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Horseback rides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2010

It is the best place for horseback riding in the region of Valparaiso/Concon.. on the beach, at the sunset, during the full moon.. all the options are great and have to be tried!!
The owners are very very friendly, like a family for me!! the horses are great...
Love Ritoque Expediciones!

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