Their trips allow you to discover the area’s majestic beauty and agrarian culture while leaving a minimum impact on this precious Valdivian temperate rain forest and its proud inhabitants. Learn the traditional ways and interact with the modern-day descendants of the families who pioneered the trails through awe-inspiring scenery.
Favian and Tatiana Sandoval, both born and raised in Cochamó, have earned the fame of being the best guides in the area. Favian has worked as a horse riding guide since 2000. Tatiana joined the family business along side her brother in 2004. Their parents Doña Nana, Don Peyuco and nephew Mati are also a main part of their project. This family’s love for their work and area roots from their pride as Cochamoninos. They make their main objective to share and protect the area’s natural beauties. Their knowledge and love for the forest, mountains and horses, as well as their culture and kind temperament, are a perfect mix for you to have an unforgettable journey.
Most popular tours:
Discovering Cochamó Valley CLP$231,000 p/ person
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights in the Refugio Cochamó
Physical demand: Low to Moderate
All meals, horses, guides, equipment and lodging included.
Description: Come to discover the wonderful area of La Junta, in the middle of the Andes mountains, far away from the pollution of the cities. It is probably one of the most beautiful place in the Lakes District. You’ll share with them the spectacular granite mountains, its waterfalls and its songbirds. That is why Pablo Neruda said: “Anyone who hasn’t been in the Chilean forests doesn’t know this planet…”
Chile to Argentina Trip CLP$580,000 p/ person
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Physical demand: Moderate
All meals, horses, guides, equipment and camping-lodging accomodations included.
Description: During your stay in South America, cross the frontier by the old original way, on horseback. This ride will start or end for you in Paso el Leon, 113km from Bariloche. Live the adventure and discover the native forest of the Lake district and Cochamó Valley. A horse and packhorse will carry you and your gear. Your only concern will be to have a good time. Prepare yourself to follow, during five days, the footsteps of huasos and gauchos who have been using this path for more than 150 years.
Big Trip Loop CLP$960,000 2-3 pers, $920,000 4-8 pers – p/ person, max 8
Duración: 11 days / 10 nights
Physical Demand: Advanced
Description: This trip from Cochamó Valley to Puelo via Lago Vidal is designed for those who love wide open spaces and nature. Full days of horseback riding excursions in the mountain, an up close and personal look at secluded rural life, breathtaking landscapes and other fascinating discoveries are all part of this program.