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 8-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 yoga, hiking, and horses, this once-in-a-lifetime retreat will quench your wellness wanderlust. We're thrilled to partner with Faraway Fly Fishing for this epic adventure!

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Ride & Hike 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 of Northern Patagonia’s outdoor offerings, on foot and hoof. Our horses are Criollos, a breed descended from various Spanish horses brought to South America by early explorers. They are perfectly suited to the rugged countryside…and besos.

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

NOTE: This retreat is not for beginner riders; we recommend 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 steep and varied 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. 

On this retreat, you'll enjoy:

Luxe Lodging

Spend 8 nights at "La Casa Moderna", a private house with spectacular views at the Arelauquen Golf and Country Club in the heart of Bariloche.

Daily Yoga Classes

Build body and mind self-awareness and openness through daily yoga classes. Flow, restorative and yin will be offered, depending on the day and its activities.

Los Baqueanos Ride

Saddle up for a ride on the shores of Gutierrez Lake, through enchanted forests, surrounded by mountain views, and a canter or two on the beach. After lunch at the lakeside lodge, we'll do it again.

Mallin Alto Ride

Ride like you've never ridden before across rivers, through pristine forests, and up the base of the Andes to a remote mountain ski hut, where lunch awaits. Sure-footed steeds, staggering views and adventure abound. After lunch, we descend by Jeep. You couldn't even make this up. *Watch the video below, that perfectly captures this day!

Patagonian Steppe Ride

You'll feel like you're in a movie on this ride through valleys, mountains, rivers, and the Patagonian steppe on a cattle ranch, where Butch Cassidy used to hang out. Enjoy an al fresco lunch that includes a traditional asado. Our host Martin Jones has become a Cowgirl Yoga legend.

Gourmet Meals & Wines

Enjoy daily gourmet fare prepared by our private chef and riding hosts, as well as picnic fare during hikes with local meats, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, breads, and beverages. (Dietary needs will be accommodated!) Sip and savor multiple Malbecs.

Mindfulness Exercises

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

Cerro Llao Llao Hike

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

Cerro Buitreros Hike

Explore unusual rock formations in an otherworldly landscape that will make you feel like you're in a Dr. Suess adventure. Watch for the condors that nest in them. We'll have lunch on the trail.

Playa Muñoz Hike

An energizing hike that starts with a waterfall and ends on the beach at Lago Gutierrez, where relaxing chairs, tables and a fabulous picnic lunch have been brought in by boat just for us! We'll meditate on the rocks by the crystal clear water before we head back. After the hike there will be the opportunity for massages at our casa. *Watch the video below, that perfectly captures this day!

  • So many things I love all in one place! The stunning landscapes, amazing food provided by the most sweet and gifted chef, the curated hikes and horseback rides through diverse landscapes, daily yoga and connecting with wonderful women are a handful of the highlights that stand out. This active retreat was so well thought out by Margaret and her in-country representatives.

    Heather, Michigan

  • I felt cared for, safe and pampered. Waking up in a gorgeous house with floor-to-ceiling windows, breathing in the Patagonian air, breaking bread and laughing with new friends, and spending quality time with horses at estancias are memories I’ll carry with me. If you love the outdoors, horseback riding, yoga, 5-star dining and connecting with amazing women in a stunning location, this retreat is for you.

    Heather, Michigan

  • Ever since attending one of Margaret's Montana retreats, I dreamed of joining her in Patagonia. Horseback riding, hiking, and yoga all in one? Sign me up! I really enjoyed exploring a new country through the lens of two of my favorite activities, horseback riding and hiking. And the yoga helped keep us all centered and flexible.

    Christine, Illinois

  • Everything was seamless - despite a mind-boggling array of logistics. The accommodations were gorgeous, the food delish, and the company delightful. We had a great group of diverse women; there's something very special about traveling with women who are willing to both explore and be vulnerable. So all I can say is...I can't wait to go on another Cowgirl Yoga retreat!

    Christine , Illinois

  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, and more!

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.