COWGIRL YOGA™ and Hiking Patagonia

Women’s Yoga, Horseback Riding, and Hiking Retreat in Patagonia, Argentina

Bienvenido Vaqueras

Adventure-loving cowgirls are welcomed with open arms (and a tip of our hats) to this 7-night retreat in the heart of Northern Patagonia. We'll make our home base in Bariloche, Argentina, the "Outdoors Capital of South America." Perfectly timed to combat winter woes with a healthy dose of sunshine, yoga, hiking, and horses, this once-in-a-lifetime retreat will quench your wanderlust and refresh your soul. We're thrilled to partner with Faraway Fly Fishing for this epic adventure!

Save the Dates! March 4-11, 2023

Double Room (Shared Bath) = $5,295 per person
Triple Room (Shared Bath) = $4,995 per person 

Online registration coming soon!

Climb Your Way to Namaste

Equal parts activity and rejuvenation, our days will focus on deepening your yoga practice, replenishing your mind and spirit, and nourishing your body with gourmet local fare. And you’ll need the nourishment because we’ll be exploring the best peaks Patagonia has to offer by foot and hoof. Our horses are Criollos (“Mestizos”), a sturdy native breed that combines Friesians, Quarter Horses, Percherons, and Appaloosa and are perfectly suited to the rough mountain countryside…and snuggles.

But, don’t worry. There’s plenty of “down time” to recharge, journal, and enjoy our stunning surroundings.

NOTE: This retreat is not for total beginner riders; we recommend some riding experience and/or riding lessons to prepare. If you have been with us on Cowgirl Yoga before, you are qualified! Riders should be comfortable in the saddle (at all gaits) for 3-4 hours at a time, and riding through semi-steep terrain. You will be amazed at how much your seat improves after a week of riding like a gaucho!

You should also be fit enough to hike 3-4 hours at a time through varied terrain. Our longest hike will be a full day, with plenty of rest stops and a lunch break. 

On this retreat, you'll enjoy:

Luxury Lodging

Spend seven nights in lavish quarters at "La Casa Moderna", a private house at the Arelauquen Golf and Country Club in the heart of Patagonia.

Daily Yoga Classes

Build body and mind self-awareness and openness through daily vinyasa classes (indoor and outdoor).

Mount Pontoneros Ride

Saddle up for a half-day up Mt. Pontoneros and be rewarded with amazing views of Gutierrez Lake, the Andes, Mt. Catedral, and surrounding lakes.

Haneck Family Ranch Ride

Dust off your boots for a half-day ride through the Ñirihuau River Valley, native wetlands, and breathtaking views of the Andes under the watchful eyes of Andean Condors and other local fauna.

Patagonian Steppe Ride

Enjoy a capstone full-day ride through valleys, mountains, rivers, beech forests, steppe, and cattle-breeding ranches followed by a gourmet picnic lunch on the trail.

Gourmet Meals & Wines

Enjoy daily gourmet fare native to Patagonia and prepared by our private chef, as well as picnic fare during hikes and rides with local meats, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, breads, and beverages. (Dietary needs will be accommodated!)

Mindfulness Exercises

Learn how to be more mindful and appreciative of the adventure of travel through meditation, intention-setting & journaling.

Cerro Campanario Hike

Our half day hike (the other half of the day will be spent shopping!) has one of the best views of Bariloche.

Refugio Frey Hike

Lace up your hiking boots for this full-trek, one of the most popular in the Andes. Rewarding views of jagged mountain peaks above the dense forest line, pristine lakes, and a quirky refuge at the top make Refugio Frey a must do. Located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, you’ll cross streams over bridges, smell the clean fresh scent of the trees, and enjoy a full day on foot outdoors.

Catamaran Sail

Paired with our Cascada Frey Hike, we'll board a private catamaran in Bahía López harbor and explore Brazo Tristeza of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a deep glacial fjord surrounded by mountains and waterfalls and only accessible by boat. Navigating between López Hill and Capilla Hill and along the coasts of Brazo, you'll see rainforests, beaches, and rock formations formed by 5,000-year-old glaciers.

Cascada Frey Hike

Our catamaran will drop us off near majestic Mount Tronador, and we'll hike to the breathtaking Arroyo Frey waterfall. Nestled in the heart of ancient woods, you'll fall in love with this idyllic destination. Once we've worked up an appetite, we'll return to the boat for lunch on the water.

  • This trip reminded me to appreciate what it means to make a commitment, calm the chaos of the mind, and reap the rewards of once-in-a-lifetime views alongside amazing women.

    Lynn, Virginia

  • We were welcomed into the family at each ranch, introduced to our gauchos and horses, and rode for hours, up and down mountains and through forests and fields, across streams and beaches, into a stunning lake.

    Lynn, Virginia

  • Entering into the great room of our Casa Moderna, the view takes your breath away - a teal blue lake and majestic mountains. Our yoga room was just below, offering gorgeous sun rise glimpses and rainbows.

    Lynn, Virginia

  • Patagonia had long been on my bucket list, and this trip was the perfect combination of an authentic Argentinian experience coupled with posh accommodations.

    Susan, Ohio

  • I loved every single minute of the adventure! The trip had a wonderful balance of natural beauty, physical activity, and mindful meditations.

    Susan, Ohio

  • I loved ending each day with new girlfriends soaking in the jacuzzi and star gazing or simply taking in the natural beauty of the area.

    Susan, Ohio

  • What made this trip so uniquely authentic were the wonderful people of Argentina - everyone was thrilled to share their passion for the Patagonian lifestyle with us!

    Susan, Ohio

  • There were so many "once-in-a-lifetime" moments on this retreat! At one moment you may be climbing a mountain overlooking a waterfall, and the next you are galloping through the desert.

    Karin, California

  • I have travelled extensively and this is my third Cowgirl Yoga Retreat. Without a doubt, it was my absolute favorite!

    Karin, California

  • The people of Bariloche are incredibly warm and welcoming, the scenery is breathtaking and the food, beer and wine are outstanding.

    Jen , California

  • Every detail of the retreat was meticulously planned and was an experience I’ll never forget.

    Jen, California

  • The Patagonia Cowgirl Yoga and Hiking Retreat was nothing short of magical. The scenery is amazingly gorgeous and it’s impossible to resist a sense of peace and serenity in these surroundings.

    Tracy, Colorado

  • The three different horseback riding expeditions allowed us to experience different horses, riding terrains and gauchos. One of my all time favorite moments was getting to run on the horses - it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life!

    Tracy, Colorado

  • Put some yee-haw into your yoga practice with a retreat that combines, yoga, hiking, and horses in a Patagonia odyssey. Big Sky Yoga Retreats go big with all their getaways, highlighting how the great outdoors can wake us up to our inner riches.

    Yoga Journal , 10 Best Women-Only Yoga Retreats

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Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche is a charming city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Our retreat centers around Nahuel Huapi National Park, but you’ll have time to explore local restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops, too.

Planning Your Trip

Airfare is not included in your retreat cost, but transportation is included once you meet up with our group in Bariloche (via Buenos Aires and the Jorge Newbery domestic airport). Remember, you’ll need a valid passport.

Also, attendees must purchase travel insurance for this trip to cover all of our amazing trekking, horseback riding, sailing, and more! Please contact our Bozeman partner Kanna Travel.

Trip FAQs

Wondering exactly where we’re going and what we’ll be doing in Patagonia? Check out our frequently asked questions to learn everything you need to know before booking the Cowgirl Yoga™ and Hiking Patagonia retreat.