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!

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Cowgirl Yoga Hiking Patagonia 2018

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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: In order to fully enjoy this trip, attendees should be comfortable in the saddle (at all gaits) for 3-4 hours at a time and riding through semi-steep terrain. You should also be fit enough to hike 3-4 hours at a time through varied terrain. 

On this retreat, you'll enjoy:

Luxury Lodging

Spend seven nights in lavish quarters at the Arelauquen Lodge 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.

Hanek 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 through meditation, intention-setting & journaling.

Cerro Lopez Trek

Lace up your hiking boots for this full-day trek with soaring condors and panoramic views of Lake Nahuel Huapi. We'll stop for lunch at the Roca Negra hut restaurant then continue through a beech forest to the Cerro López hut. From there, you may choose to continue to the Cordillera de Los Andes Peak.

Bellavista Summit Trek

Head out for a full-day, creek-side ascent through alpine fauna and flora to the summit of Cerro Bellavista, where we'll stop for lunch and a 360-degree view of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Cerros Tronador, López, Navidad, Catedral, Otto, and Negro.

Catamaran Sail

Paired with our Frey Trek, we'll board a private catamaran in Bahía López harbor and explore Brazo Tristeza of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a deep glacial fjiord surrounded by imposing mountains 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.

Frey Trek

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.

  • One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

    Henry Miller, Author

  • Not all those who wander are lost.

    J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

  • Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.

    Robert Frost, Author

  • The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

    St. Augustine of Hippo, Philosopher

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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.

Arelauquen Lodge

Surrounded by soaring mountains and crystal blue skies, this nine bedroom luxury home is located on 2.5 private acres. You’ll feel right at home the moment you step inside. And every time you step outside? The view will take your breath away.

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 their own travel insurance for this trip to cover all of our amazing trekking, horseback riding, sailing, and more!

Trip FAQs

Wondering about payment schedules, cancellation policies, or what to pack? Check out our frequently asked questions to learn everything you need to know before booking a retreat.

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