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A fun and exotic adventure for riders of all ages. While the roar of freedom was still heard in France and U.S., its echo rolled into South America… patriotic voices with gigantic dreams coordinated their actions to put an end to 350 years of monarchic domination and open an era of individual free will.
This ride lets you share the privilege of recreating one of the most amazing achievements in the history of mankind – Crossing the Andes on horseback via the exact route of San MartÌn and his “Army of the Andes” in 1817 in order to free the people of Chile from European monarchs.
A truly remarkable ride through completely pristine land, this ride is perfect for enthusiasts of nature and history. You will experience firsthand the efforts that these men independence had to overcome. A mythical journey that draws like a magnet.
This wilderness is flanked by the highest mountains in America, the Aconcagua (20,900 ft.) and the Mercedario (20,700 ft.). It is in these uninhabited places, only accessible on horseback, where huge herds of guanacos roam freely and the Andean condor nests. Only in unique places like this can you enjoy the privilege of watching them in plenitude in all of their majesty.
As the sun sets, the spectacular stars of the southern hemisphere will completely cover the sky. Relax at the camp with its peaceful atmosphere. The campfire that illuminates the darkness as you share a cup of coffee, tea or mate (the traditional Argentine tea drink). All this creates the ideal ambiance to feel the timeless spirit of nature and reflect on each day’s adventure.
On reaching the other side of the Andes, you will be one of the few to say that you fully understand the exact value of each of San Martin’s words:
“…and to the Army of the Andes remains forever the glory of saying: in 24 days we have done the campaign, we crossed the highest mountains of the globe, we ended tyranny and gave freedom to Chile.” – José de San Martín, February 22, 1817, Santiago de Chile.
All departures are 8 nights
2015 Dates: Dec. 28-Jan. 5
2016 Dates: Jan 17-25, Feb. 21-March 1, Dec. 28- Jan. 5
2017 Dates: Jan. 15-23, Feb. 20-28
Rate: $3,185.00 – $5,050.00 USD per person in a shared room (Single Supplement: $250.00 USD)
***Rates are based on the size of the group which can range from 2-3 people and up.