We begin every ride with an introduction to the horses and the Chilean style of riding because at Antilco we strive to give every visitor a personalized experience. Each rider is specifically matched to one of our 20 well-trained and sure stepping Criollo horses to ensure maximal enjoyment!
Our professional, bilingual guides take a hands on approach and will teach you along the way so that you learn to actually ride your horse, instead of blindly following the leader
.From beginners to experts, everyone can experience their own personal freedom on horseback.
We offer half-day to 12-day trail rides in the Mapuche Indian community Quelhue, and the Andean valleys of Cerros de Quelhue, Huerquehue and Rio Blanco.
All treks skirt the border between Chile and Argentina, and our Andean Crossing ride actually crosses it!
Get to know this pristine countryside and encounter the local people in Chile's most traditional manner: on horseback!
Life at Antilco revolves around our horses: they must be fed, cared-for, trained, and prepared for rides. If you'd like to spend some days in this tranquil, equine-centered environment, or if you're simply looking for a relaxing vacation location, we enthusiastically welcome you to Antilco!
From the volcanoes of the Chilean Andes range, across the pass of Mamuil Malal, to the open wide Argentinean pampas
You'll learn about the basic care needed when working with horses, cleaning coats and hooves, and handling the bridle and saddle. We'll show the Chilean way of horse riding which is ideal if you want to stay on horseback for several hours and cover long distances. After that preparation we have several options for tours on horseback
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Sign up for our newest trek, a 9-day horseback ride through Huerquehue National Park, Rio Blanco Valley and Huachelepun, but most impressively, up to the high plains of the Sollipulli Volcano!
On 4 days in National Park Huerquehu, this trek takes us through rolling farmland and dense rainforests. We camp at the "Termas Rio Blanco" hot springs, ride along the Rio Blanco and return along the sandy beach of Lake Caburgua.
Tired of being led around on pony rides? For those who want an opportunity to really ride, traveling country trails on a horse selected according to your skill level, we offer 3-4 hour half-day rides. Our standard ride follows a circuit through the Mapuche Indian community Quelhue and along the rapids of the Trancura River
This trek offers a great adventure, even for the inexperienced rider.
Experience invigorating mountain air and pass a unique night barbecuing steak on the open campfire and setting up tents between the grazing horses.
We leave from the farm and ride down the Liucura River Valley, crossing the Mapuche Indian community Quelhue and then begin our climb into the mountains. We ride up to an abandoned farm where we make camp and prepare dinner only a few steps away from native rainforest.
The price includes: BBQ, breakfast, and all camp gear from spoon to tent. (Discount if you use your own sleeping bag).
2 days, 4 - 5 hours on horseback each day.
This full-day trip follows the Liucura River and crosses the Mapuche Indian reservation Quelhue to a vacant valley. After riding along beautiful narrow and sometimes steep mountain trails we reach the high rolling fields of the Pitraco Valley, where we have a hearty lunch and let the horses rest for a while. On our way back, we cross the Pitraco creek, riding between huge Mañio trees on our way back to Antilco.
This pack trip leads us over unique and amazing landscapes and offers an intimate view of the Southern Chile's stunning volcanic region. During our three days in Villarica National Park we'll pass through lushly green rainforests, ascend to the arid, sandy mountains, cross high, swampy plains, and traverse snow-covered passes while enjoying the piercing views of the vast, mountainous, volcano-sprinkled region.