$9000 per person,
A quick rundown: Two years ago there was a serious
outbreak of EVA, an equine respiratory disease, in the Buenos
Aires area and northern Argentina that resulted in new restrictions
for the transportation of horses for the whole country. With those
circumstances our hands were tied. We set our sights on this past
Fall 2011, only to be waylaid by the volcano eruption (Mt. Puyehue)
that covered Bariloche in ash earlier this summer. Bariloche is
where Boojum's Argentine partner and horses are based.
The Coast to Coast Ride is still very much alive but also very
much on the backburner. We're thinking positively and looking
at Fall 2013. If you have not already contacted me about this
trip, email to email@example.com to stay on the update list. Thank
you for your continued interest!
guide Martin Jones, who has quietly led Boojum Expeditions trips
in South America for 15 years, will realize a personal dream of
his: leading the first ever guided horseback crossing of the continent.
Ten client riders will join Jones, four Argentine gauchos, and
Boojum owner Linda Svendsen for the 625-mile hoof from Chile’s
Pacific shores through the Andes to Argentina’s Atlantic coast.
your way along stock trails across central Patagonia, climbing
8,200-foot mountain passes and dropping down into the Chubut River
Valley, continuing through the Argentine lowlands, and ending
at the Valdés Peninsula. You need not be an expert horseman to
sign up, but you should be comfortable spending three weeks in
the saddle. “We’ll mostly be walking and trotting,” says Svendsen.
“But this is not the type of trip where you walk along nose to
tail. We’ll spread out and do some really good riding.” To that
end, Boojum will use the finest South American horses, a sure-footed,
quarter horse–like breed known as a Criollo, accustomed to the
wide variety of terrain.
a van and truck will appear at your campsite with wine, cold beer,
and sides of beef and lamb to be grilled on wooden spits over
the fire (a dish called an asado). And each morning, you’ll switch
to a fresh horse (the horse-to-human ratio is 2:1).
Linda for more information