WHICH SHOULD BE MY LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE?
It is not required to have any experience in riding horses, you just need to enjoy the ride. Our riding holidays are designed for different levels of riders. We also offer you the chance of learning how to horse ride or even improve your skills.
Levels of experience:
HOW FAR DO WE RIDE EACH DAY?
Our riding holidays are designed to horse ride for 4 or 5 hours a day, not including stops, lunch breaks and any stops to admire nature. Our staff is ready to assist any traveller and see the requirements and pace of the group so as ensure a pleasant ride.
HOW CAN I BE PHYSICALLY TRAINED?
Even when physical requirements are less than in other outdoor activities, it is advisable to be physically fit. According to your age and medical recommendations, you should train practicing aerobic and power exercises, which will improve your cardiopulmonary strength and your aerobic endurance. Being in good physical condition will enable you to enjoy a comfortable horse ride and seize the experience. It is advisable to have a balanced diet and be constantly hydrated.
WHERE DO WE REST?
Riding holidays offer in equestrian routes During riding holidays with equestrian routes, depending on the case, the traveller with sleep inestancias, hotels, cottages, guesthouses, or in camps logistically organised by Ampascachi. All accommodation counts with the necessary comfort to spend nights in contact with nature. The traveller will sleep in sleeping bags placed over a plank bed and a mattress, all supplied by Ampascachi. It has an apse for personal belongings and a tent with shower, chemical toilet and toilet compartments. All accommodation facilities have been carefully chosen so as to provide the best high quality service. Riding holidays offer at the Estancia We offer daily horse rides which start and return to Haras Ampascachi, where you will be staying, except for one night at the camps. This night you can choose to enjoy a cowboy experience at the Taruca Pampa. All rooms are equipped and the facilities include the pool for a refreshing experience, or even a course to practice different sports such as golf.
WHICH DOCUMENTATION SHOULD I TAKE?
All documentation should be legally valid. According to your country of origin, you should have an I.D. or a passport.
SHOULD I HAVE A FIRST AID KIT?
You should bring your personal medication, if applicable, and any special sunscreen if necessary. Here we provide you with sunscreen and a complete first aid kit. In case of allergies to any medication please specify. It is mandatory that the traveller has medical insurance which covers adventure activities.
MAY I TAKE MY OWN SADDLE?
We provide you with all necessary equipment as we use saddles that we especially designed for equestrian tourism thinking about both the rider and the horse. In case you bring your own saddle, it shall be checked and accepted by the tour guide.
ARE THERE ANY TOILETS AVAILABLE DURING HORSE RIDES?
The equestrian routes and rides are along mountains or in the open; that is why, there are no toilets available. The experience is based in being in the open in contact with nature. We provide you with water for your personal hygiene and in night camps you can use chemical toilets.
DO I NEED TO TAKE ANY SPECIAL CLOTHES OR EQUIPMENT?
Clothes and equipment vary according to the time of the year. However, there is one recommendation to be considered: we have extreme temperatures between day and night. When you book any riding holiday we send you a “What to Bring list” with suggestions when packing. Ampascachi provides you with the horse riding wear, all camps equipment and anything for your personal hygiene. Note: choose shirts instead of t-shirts as they better protect you from the sun. Wear many light coats or jackets instead of one heavy coat. Polar clothes are both worn in summer and in winter.
WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY HOLIDAY?
For active tourism it is advised to take only necessary things, avoiding any objects which are not specified in the “What to Bring list”. Clothes: mainly comfortable clothes to move freely. Warm clothes are better if they are synthetic or polar, avoiding wool or cotton. Footwear: it should be adequate for activities in the mountains or in open air. It is advised to take footwear formerly worn to avoid any blisters or pain during riding. Each saddle has its saddlebag for taking personal belongings as any object hanging can be uncomfortable and disturb the horse.
HOW IS THE MENU? CAN I ORDER A SPECIAL DIET MENU?
The menu includes meals prepared to suit the nutritional requirements of the activity. We also consider regional traditions in the cuisine offer and seasonal vegetables and fruits. If you require of any special diet, please tell us when booking.
I AM VEGAN/VEGETARIAN, IS THIS AN INCONVENIENT?
Please tell us when booking and we will have a special menu for you.
IS THERE AGE RESTRICTION?
Horse riding holidays are designed for any person older than 16 years old. Minors under 12 should come with their parents or any person authorised by parents.
MAY I TRAVEL ALONE?
Of course you can do it! Our riding holidays have been designed for individual travelers and groups, so you can either join other people or make your own group. It is also possible to travel alone. The riding holiday is done without restrictions on the number of participants. We offer you special rates for groups of 2,4,6, or more participants.
I SUFFER FROM A MEDICAL CONDITION; MAY I PARTICIPATE IN THE RIDING HOLIDAY?
We may ask you to check with your doctor if you are medically fit to undertake the ride. If there is any special condition, you are compelled to give us full details in writing. If you or any member of your party has a pre-existing medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday, you are obliged to tell us before you confirm your booking. In that case, we can advise you on the suitability or not of chosen requirements of your riding holiday.
WHO ELSE IS IN MY RIDING GROUP?
Your riding group can include your family members, friends, or people who share your interest in traveling, love for riding horses and an utmost respect for nature. Groups can be heterogeneous as ages might range from 16 to 75 years old. Our travellers come from different parts of the world and from various educational backgrounds. This fact turns our riding holidays into a multicultural and enriching experience.
HOW SAFE ARE WE WHEN RIDING?
Even when there are inherent risks when horse riding, our safety records are outstanding. This is due to our experienced team, our licensed tour guides, and the broad experience we have horse riding all areas where we offer the equestrian routes. We are proud of our tour guides and staff as they show deep knowledge and devotion for work. We have access to satellite phone and mobile phones in case of emergencies. You will have access to these mobile numbers to give to any relative in case of emergency (only under these circumstances).
ARE WE CONNECTED BY PHONE OR IN ANY OTHER WAY?
We have access to satellite phone and mobile phones in case of emergencies. You will have access to these mobile numbers to give to any relative in case of emergency (only under these circumstances).
CAN I COME BACK BEFORE DURING A RIDE?
This has never been the case, but if requested it would be impossible to return before for one person. The tour guides and the staff which is part of the logistics are organized beforehand. It is advisable to be sure before starting a ride and our team is always ready to assist you in any situation.
WHO ARE OUR TOUR GUIDES?
Tour guides are part of Ampascachi team and they show equestrian knowledge with wealth of travel experience. Our tour guides will ensure you have a positive experience along each riding holiday.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
We are prepared and equipped in case of an emergency. The first recommendation is to follow our instructions given by the guides and to wear the protecting helmet. We have a first aid kit, a satellite phone to be communicated and a contingency plan for every route.
DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
It is required to make a booking at least 30 days prior to the start date of our riding holidays.
HOW CAN I MAKE A BOOKING?
Once you have no queries on the riding holidays, our services, the riding wear and the necessary equipment, you should fill in and send us the Booking Form. At this stage you should pay twenty per cent of the total price for booking the riding holiday and complete the payment before thirty days of the start date of Ampascaschi riding holiday. Payment can be done by bank transfer, bank deposit, or by credit or debit card.
WHAT DOES THE RIDING HOLIDAY INCLUDE?
When designing these riding holidays we considered all the necessary aspects to offer you excellent riding holidays and memorable experiences. With Ampascachi you should only care about enjoying your holiday as we are responsible for organizing every detail so you can have the best trip ever. From the moment you arrive in Argentina until you get back home, Ampascachi will provide you with the best service to make of your stay an unforgettable and magic moment.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY EXTRA MONEY?
No, you don´t!. The only extra money you will need during your stay will be for personal purchases such as souvenirs, or any personal items.
ARE AIR FLIGHTS AND BUSES INCLUDED?
Transfers within Argentina are included according to the type of riding holiday chosen. International flights are not included from your city of origen to the destination where the holiday starts and from the place where the holiday finishes to your city of origen.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CUSTOMISED RIDING HOLIDAY WHICH INCLUDES TRANSPORT?
Yes it is! You can travel according to your preferences, including all our equestrian routes and/or any other activities. Visit our “Design your trip” section, see all specifications and ask for a special quote.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Upon arrival to Argentina, we will be waiting for you at the airport and you will be transferred to your riding holiday destination and back to the airport upon finishing it.
MAY PRICES SUFFER ANY MODIFICATIONS?
We have considered every detail to avoid any price modification. However, prices might vary occasionally. Please check our prices when you decide to book with us!
DO I HAVE TO TIP?
In Ampascachi riding holidays you are not compelled to give any tips to our staff.
HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
Weather conditions in Argentina may vary greatly because of the vast extention of the territory.Our riding holidays take part in two regions: centre and north of the country. In any of them the climate is good and benevolent for equestrian activities.
DOES IT RAIN MUCH?
In general the areas where we do our rides are chosen for their dry climate, with ocassional light showers. In case of rains we provide each member of the group with a raincoat.