Yungas : full day with gauchos

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Experience a unique adventure alongside the gauchos of an authentic finca, in the middle of the Yungas jungle. You'll share their daily activities with them for a day full of thrills and spills..


  • ride like a gaucho
  • discover the gauchos' ancestral way of life
  • adventure on jungle trails


For this activity, you'll need to drive your own vehicle to Finca La Fé, located 2 hours from Salta or 1h15 from S.S. de Jujuy. The road is accessible to all vehicles in all seasons (only 10km of ripio in good condition). If you would like a driver to pick you up from your hotel in Salta, check the activity: 'Yungas: full day with gauchos - transfer inc'. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Finca La Fé, an authentic finca in the middle of the Yungas mountains. The team welcomes you with a morning snack of coffee, tea, French bread and jams from the finca. You'll be joining the gauchos in the corral for 'sacar leche'. That is, to milk the cow's udder by hand, and drink the fresh, frothy milk, with a little alcohol. Next, you'll harness the horses with the gauchos in the traditional saddles used here. With a gaucho, you'll head off into the jungle in search of lost cows. The gaucho opens the paths as he goes, using a machete. Once found, you'll lasso the cows and bring them back to the finca's corral. There's no set itinerary for this tour, and the cows can be anywhere on the finca (2,400 hectares). This is your chance to cross the different landscapes typical of a Jujuy finca: jungle, steep mountain trails, a large plain for galloping, a rio, primary forest, and more. If you're a bit lucky, you'll come across some of the wild animals that live here: toucans, parrots, wild turkey, cai monkeys, etc. The gaucho teaches you how to identify the fresh tracks of tapir, peccary, anteater, deer or puma. During this excursion, you will take a picnic lunch prepared by our teams: appetizers, sandwiches, dessert, to be enjoyed in the jungle. All in all, allow at least 4 hours on horseback, depending on how long it takes you to find the cows. This tour is reserved for experienced riders with good balance on horseback, due to the rugged terrain. If you're a beginner rider, check these activities for all levels: 'Yungas: horseback ride in the jungle with asado - transfer inc.' or 'Yungas: horseback ride in the jungle with picnic'. ***** the horse's well-being is our priority ***** We want to offer riders a personalized experience, while respecting nature and animals : - Horse rides take place only once a day, so that the horses have time to rest. - The horses are saddled just before departure, and are released as soon as the ride is over. - When the horses are not working, they stay into their natural environment, among other horses. If you would like further information on how we care for our horses, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Morning snack Activities with gaucho 4h horseback ride Gourmet picnic Mineral water Local guide (gaucho) Traductor french/english

Important Information

  • For experienced riders only. Should this not be the case, the staff may propose another horse ride, accessible to all levels.

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