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15 - 25 February 2006 Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE. DAY I Passenger welcome in the morning at the airport in Mendoza and transfer to selected hotel. Reception.

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1 February 2006 Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

2 DAY I Passenger welcome in the morning at the airport in Mendoza and transfer to selected hotel. Reception and lunch. Time for acclimatization. In the evening, Welcome Dinner and fist encounter with the team of coordinators and guides of the expedition. Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

3 DAY II Breakfast. Rafting on the Mendoza River (grades II - IV.). A photographer follows the adventure and a CD with the pictures is given to everyone in the group. Transfer to Barreal San Juan, where we will spend the night. Dinner, gear check and organization with guides and coordinators. Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

4 DIA III: Breakfast. Transfer to Hornillas. Customs and migration procedures. Mount distribution and acclimatization practice consisting of brief rides for mount and rider control Cruce del Libertador General San Martín

5 LASHORNILLAS Departure from Las Hornillas towards El Hornito campsite. Lunch on the ride. Flora and fauna observation and study of the terrain. First night on the Cordillera.

6 B A Las HornillasEl Hornito A B Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

7 CUESTA DEL GALLARDO DAY IV: Breakfast. Organization of the column, mount and tack control. Visit to sites of interest with the coordinator. Muleteer lunch by the mounts. Condor sighting from splendid panoramic points. We cross the Cuesta de La Honda at 4500 mts above sea level, through stunning breathtaking trails once used by General San Martin and the liberation army. Here lies the memorial plaque in their honor. Arrival to Cuesta de Gallardo campsite. Dinner.

8 C B A El Hornito A B Cuesta del Gallardo C Las Hornillas Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

9 ELCURA DAY V: Breakfast by the campfire. Mount and tack control. We ride through Valle Hermoso and Valle Los Patos Sur on our way to El Cura campsite. Lunch on the way. Dinner and night in Valle Hermoso at El Cura campsite. Last night on argentinean territory.

10 D B C A El Hornito A B Las HornillasEl Cura D Cuesta del Gallardo C Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

11 LAAGUADITA DAY VI: Breakfast by the camp fire. Preparation of saddlebags. Drinks and snacks by our mounts on our way to the Argentina / Chile frontier. Customs and migration procedures at the National Guard shelter. We exchange horses as they are not allowed to cross countries, then ride to campsite La Aguadita. Dinner, campfire, mates

12 E B C D A El Hornito A B Las HornillasCuesta del Gallardo C La Aguadita E El Cura D Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

13 LASTEJAS DAY VII: Breakfast and we are on our way riding again, through breathtaking trails once used by the liberation army. Muleteer lunch. Arrival at Las Tejas campsite. Last night out camping. Farewell dinner with fire, mates, games, guitar playing and presents at the campsite.

14 F E B C D A El Hornito A B Cuesta del Gallardo C Las Tejas F El Cura D Las HornillasLa Aguadita E Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

15 Casa SANREGIS DIA VIII: Breakfast. Final ride towards campsite Reten Los Patos. Lunch by the Aconcagua River. Customs and migration procedures. Time at leisure until transfer to the town of Los Andes. Lodging at Casa San Regis in San Francisco de Los Andes, a private and unique hotel that dates back to the 18th century. Dinner at the house.

16 DAY IX: Breakfast. Day at leisure to relax, rest, enjoy the swimming pool and the sun. In the evening, big Farewell Dinner with the whole Andes Experience group. DIA X: Breakfast and transfer to Santiago de Chile airport or other combinations. Andes RIDING EXPERIENCE

17 The adventure expedition over the Andes Mountains has been the most adventurous and exciting trip I have ever done... and I have done eight riding trips out of Sweden! *** I have achieved and overcome situations that I never even in my wildest fantasies thought I would be able to. *** I have never had such a fantastic arranger with so capable and professional people working all the time, non stop, so organized. Honest and friendly, unbelivably social and musical – 7 times an Antonio Banderas!! *** I am still up on a small cloud, letting the trip slowly melt inside of me... Thank you. *** The guides and the gauchos could not have been better. They made each and everyone of us feel unique and special. *** The guides… cant even think about them without getting teary! Such wonderful and professional people. *** I have discovered a whole new dimension inside of myself. I will easily become addicted to this and require more and more. EXPERIENCE2005

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