White water rafting and horseback riding
In this experience you will be able to feel the current and energy of the majestic melt waters with the Rafting on the Mendoza River combined with the beauty of the mountain trails.
A little more than forty-five minutes from the city, in the heart of Potrerillos, is the base of operations. Here our expert guides will be anxiously waiting for us to experience this mixed challenge that fuses the most entertaining rapids of Rafting and the picturesque trails next to the railroad.
The first thing to do will be to take the necessary equipment for Rafting, we have neoprene suits, boots, polar fleeces, raincoats, life jackets, helmets and paddles. Then we will learn the indications of the guides, who will teach us paddling techniques and everything related to safety. The waters in which we will navigate are known for their intensity and great sedimentation, which guarantees an extreme adventure in a class III+ river.
Once in the boats, we will be able to feel the real connection with this unique natural environment. During the tour, we will see magical places, full of legends. The rock waterfall, the labyrinth, the camel’s hump and the condor’s nest are some of the places that will make you feel all the fun.
For the second part of the outing, a horseback ride through the best views of the Andes Mountains. An ideal excursion to immerse yourself in the calmness of the mountain landscapes.
The horses have the necessary equipment to be safe and to make the ride pleasant. The different types of saddles, the padded saddle pads and the leather reins are essential to control the equine’s gait and to feel the pleasure of knowing every corner of the Andes at a calm pace.
Our specialized “baqueanos” will guide us through mountain trails and incredible places. We will discover water springs and we will see different species of native fauna such as black eagles, condors and foxes. We will also learn about the local flora and its properties, among them the “jarilla”, our provincial flower. We will connect with nature riding calm animals that will take us at their own pace.
This experience is designed as an activity where we can find harmony with nature and wildlife. After this adventure you will not believe you have done so much in just one day. Undoubtedly, you will return home as an adventurer.
At SAK Wine & Travel we want to live the trip with you: share what you bring with you and take something of what we are. We want to take care of the world starting with Mendoza’s water and we know that travel is essential to achieve it. With this excursion you will join our sustainable philosophy.
What do you need for this tour?
We suggest you to bring these items for personal use to make your excursion perfect:
– Small backpack.
– Extra mineral water.
– Personal care items (lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen SPF50, antibacterial gel/wipes, insect repellent).
– Special clothing: hat or cap, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothing (fleece/sweater, windbreaker), appropriate footwear for the activity.
Note: The best clothing for mountain activities is wool or synthetic materials in layers, as they dry quickly and keep warmth better. We suggest a base layer, then an intermediate layer, such as a light fleece coat or similar, and then a windproof and waterproof layer.
Safety tips: Inform the guide or driver of any illnesses, allergies or physical restrictions. Remember to bring your medication and administration instructions.