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3 day ranch experience: Life as a gaucho

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3 day ranch experience: Life as a gaucho

Ranch stay in Casablanca, live like a gaucho in the mountains. The Squeeze

Live the life of a fancy gaucho (or huaso in Chile!) with a three day ranch experience in the hills of Casablanca. Explore the region on horseback, take comfort in traditional Chilean cuisine, sleep peacefully in a private cabin with a deck to observe the stars, and delight in some of the region’s finest wines in an exclusive afternoon tasting.

If you want to escape from it all, take a three day break at this peaceful ranch in the hillsides of Casablanca. Each day you will take a different horse trek to discover new areas and sights in the region visiting canyons, century-old cactus, mountain springs, and beautiful views. Return home to special meals, wine tasting and a chance to enjoy the peace of the lush Casablanca hillsides. This is a chance to relax and live the simple life of a working ranch!

Sample Itinerary:

Day One:
10.30 am. Your first horseback ride at the Rancho. 2.5 hours to bond with your stead as you explore the nearby nature trails.
2 pm. Head home for a hearty welcome, Chilean style! A generous BBQ with locally sourced meats and homemade bread and salads.
4pm. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon by the pool, or relaxing in the garden.
8pm. A typical, lighter Chilean style dinner with local cheese, lush fruits and vegetables and a chance to talk with your hosts about expeditions over the Andes.

Day Two:
9am. Breakfast
10.30am. Head out for your second horseback ride, this time heading out to the nearby nature reserve for 2.5 hours exploring the local wildlife and stunning vistas.
2pm. Tuck into more Chilean cuisine, this time with empanadas made in the clay oven and a delicious Pastel de Choclo.
4pm. Get ready to explore the wines of Casablanca with a terroir tasting by our Squeeze expert. An intimate, private tasting with top wines from the region and a discovery of the key identity of Casablanca wines. Keep the bottles to enjoy over the evening, and tuck into a local charcuterie plate as you watch the sunset.
8pm. If you are still hungry, enjoy a local Chilean dinner with your hosts.

Day Three:
9am. Breakfast
10.30am. For your last horse ride we’ll be dipping into canyons and splashing under mountain streams and waterfalls as we discover another corner of this beautiful landscape.
2pm. Head out to the coast for a seafood lunch at one of Chile’s renowned coastal restaurants.
4pm. Tour the coast from Con Con to Valparaiso and enjoy the fresh sea breeze with the chance to take pictures at some of the beauty spots on the way where you’ll see the famous sand dunes (sand boarding optional!) and local wildlife of seals and pelicans before being dropped off in Valparaiso where you finish your journey.

Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Ranch
  • 3 two and a half hour horse-riding sessions on well trained horses
  • Lunch (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3), Breakfast (Day 2, Day 3), Dinner (Day 1, Day 2)
  • Premium wine tasting with Squeeze expert
  • Coastal tour

Details:

  • Price based on min. 2 person booking, ask for single booking
  • To arrive your host will collect you from a small town accessible from Valparaiso by metro or taxi. You will be dropped off in Valparaiso on Day 3. If you need other transport arrangements, please say so in the form below.
  • Please advise us if you have no experiences on horseback, and if you have lots of experience (so we can set more challenging routes!)

Price: $399USD per person

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