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3 Day Exciting Horse Riding Holiday in the Valley of Almahue, O’Higgins Region

Hotel Boutique Almahue, Pichidegua, O’Higgins, 3070000, Chile

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Join this horse riding holiday in the valley of Almahue, a privileged valley due to its beauty, clean air, lots of water, beautiful trees, outstanding wine, exquisite food, and local people of the essence of Chilean countryside. All this combination makes your horseback riding a unique experience. The Boutique Hotel Almahue was the old employer's house on the hacienda and provides a rich amount of services and activities for both riders and their companions who do not want to ride.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 209 pounds / 95 kilograms
  • Horse height range: 13.77 to 13.97 hands
  • Horse breed: Chilean (Alasan, black, and overo)

Meet the instructors

Cristian
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Highlights

  • 2 days of horseback riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1.5 and 3 hours
  • Chance to visit the famous Agua Wheels of Almahue
  • Riders of all levels and activities for companions who do not ride
  • Country breakfast, snack lunches during riding, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 2-12 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:30
Check-out Time:
13:30

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Baby sitting
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot

The Hotel Boutique Almahue is located in the Casona Patronal del Salto de Almahue, a place with a lot of history. Since 1920, it has been built and has withstood the earthquakes. Preserving a patrimonial and sustainable architecture, it offers a design with a lot of conservationist detail paying tribute to history.

The place enjoys a lot of tranquility and very low electromagnetic fields. It is a magical place. The hotel is to live experiences and connect to nature, they do not have Wi-Fi except for SOS. There is no technology in the rooms, there is only one TV in the hotel and they privilege conversations.

To be in the hotel is to make contact with the freshness of the air, the energy of the centuries-old trees, their blessed mountains, and the riding horses, which make this place a quite pristine destination. The magnificent wines are 5 kilometers from the hotel. In the Valle de Almahue, Hotel Boutique Almahue have five vineyards, all small and attended by their owners. There are various tours and activities for both riders and companions who prefer not to ride.

Take a rich Carmenere wine or watch the sunset listening to a vinyl of María Callas. Learn about the taming of love and see that horses respond to that noble stimulus. Riding on the road or among thorns, through the hills and streams, between the parronales and achieving beautiful views of the valley is unique.

For lovers of flora and bird watching, there is much to appreciate. For lovers of hiking, there are several walks. There is something for those who like a healthy life, who want to know new cultures, who like wine, who like tranquility or who want to live new experiences.

Deluxe room: Beethoven and Corelli

Rooms have different decorations but maintain a historical line, both with nice views. They have their own bathroom and you can put an extra bed.

Family or deluxe rooms: Bhrams - Puccini and Verdi - Wagner

These family rooms are two rooms (one double and the other with two beds), which are separated by a bathroom and a private corridor, ideal for a family. In the two beds room, you can put an extra bed. Also, if only one room is occupied, it is used as a deluxe room. Both rooms have beautiful views and are decorated with many details of the early twentieth century.

Presidential suite: Callas

It has 100 square meters, a walk-in closet, a generous bathroom with jacuzzi, all in a country atmosphere designed by Rodolfo Kantor E. It is the only room with a super king size bed where you can place three or more extra beds.

Sauna and swimming pool

There is an area of the pool with acclimatized water depending on the season. In the same area, you will find the perfumed wood sauna to spend a relaxing moment, with capacity for two people.

Facilities

  • Food, beverages, and alcohol service
  • Living with fireplace
  • Sustainable hotel
  • Vinyl and library collection, music room
  • Game room
  • Centennial parks
  • Walking paths
  • Quinta de Frutales Organicos y Gallinas Felices
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Massage service
  • Quartz beds
  • Jacuzzi service
  • Rayuela court
  • Croquet, badminton, pin pon, taca taca
  • Children's canopy and other outdoor games for children
  • Variety of board games
  • Babysitter service
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Taxi and transfer service

Program

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival is at 11:00 a.m., you will be welcomed with an organic juice without sugar and possibly cold pressed, taken to your room, then shown the common spaces to go later to lunch. In the afternoon, you will meet the horses which are brushed, mounted bareback, and grass fed.

In other words, Hotel Boutique Almahue show them the taming of love, and with that contact with the horse, you will gain more tranquility for the ride the next day. For people who want to learn or strengthen their knowledge of riding, there is also time. Later you will have dinner and then a briefing of the next day.

Day 2

After waking up, you will eat a rich country breakfast with organic fruit juice, kneaded bread, scrambled eggs, avocado, two organic fruit jams, ham, fresh cheese, fresh fruit, tea or coffee.

Then, you will go take the horses and start a horseback riding for 3 hours in the morning. You will go to the jump of Almahue at 30 meters high, where they will be waiting for you with a glass of an extraordinary Carmenere wine from the famous valley.

Then, you will have lunch with a delicious Chilean meal and in the afternoon, have classes or Chilean rodeo or hardware. In the evening, you will have dinner and then briefing of the next day. Optionally at night, you can watch a horse movie.

Day 3

A new day dawns and with joy, you will get up to have a delicious breakfast and make a cavalcade to a grape wine parronal. The ride lasts 1.5 hours. Then, you can have another wine from the valley or opt to have lunch as an extra.

Horses

Chilean horses are low, have very good energy, are fast and have strength, are shy but of good character. Being tamed with the taming of love, no horse would throw someone, they respond well to human affection. None of the horses is afraid of humans.

Some of them respond more to affection than to food, in a day without exercise. Riding them is easy, and of course, some are quieter and others scarier. Despite the range, everyone appreciates the taming of love.

Once the ride is over, not only do the staff remove the saddle and rein it, they also brush the horses and give them to drink and eat next to their rider. An intermediate rider can ride on any horse, while there are also horses for novices. The available horses are:

  • Chapel , Gladiolus , Hello, The cookie, Quijote, and Pascuala. Other horses are available in case of a more numerous group
  • Routes consist of hills, trails, and vineyards

Instructors

Cristian Kantor

Location

The venue is in a corner of corners, located in the town of Salto de Almahue, part of the valley of Almahue, which belongs to the commune of Pichidegua. It is a small commune of 18.000 inhabitants. Almahue is a word that fuses the Spanish and the Mapuche and means "place for the soul". The hills that surround the venue are of the mountain range of the coast.

Distances

  • Casas Viejas, 7 kilometers
  • Pichidegua, 15 kilometers
  • Santa Cruz, 32 kilometers
  • San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, 28 kilometers
  • Santiago, 169 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request

Services

  • Child care
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot

Food

During this vacation, you will be served high-end food. Hotel Boutique Almahue is very interested that their kitchen is of your entire satisfaction, however, they need to know if any guest has any food restriction. They adapt with the greatest pleasure but please let them know before your arrival.

The included meals are:

  • Lunch and dinner on the first day
  • Three meals on the second day
  • Breakfast on the third day

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Offered activities and tours (minimum 2 persons, 35 USD per person):

  • Premium wine tour
  • Tour to the World of the Bee
  • Take milk from the cows
  • Astronomical tour
  • Patrimonial tour (chapels, water wheels, large house, wineries, craftsman of the land)
  • Archaeological and paleontological tour
  • Chilean cooking workshop
  • Ayurvedic nutrition workshop
  • Mountain bike rides
  • Kayaking
  • Balloon trip
  • Car rides

What's included

  • The entire equestrian program
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • 2 glasses of wine and water

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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