Condors Watch
Horse Riding

The Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is undoubtedly one of the greatest symbols of The Andes, the mountain chain that runs the American continent from Venezuela to Chile. Condors have become the patriotic emblem in almost all Andean countries, but unfortunately its population has drastically decreased in most of them, except for Chile and Argentina where there are conservation programs and we can find certain places where Condors are concentrated in large groups hunting for carrion. Colorado River, forty minutes from Santiago, gathers ideal conditions for the presence of Condors – great mountains that provide shelter; carrion due to livestock farming, and air currents, which help Condors fly without wasting much energy. On our horseback ride we reach a viewpoint where we can see Condors flying very close to us. It’s a really wonderful experience to feel the flight of a bird 3 meters wingspan, which flies between beautiful mountains, watched from a distance by the Tupungato volcano with over 6,500 meters of altitude.


Cajon del Maipo, Chile.


2.000 mts


Full Day




May to October


Horse Riding

Required equipment

Normal shoes or Hiking boots ( for more info see recommendations)


physical and medical conditions compatible with physical activity

  • Private transport
  • Expert Horse riding guide
  • Horses
  • Barbecue and snack at the shelter
  • Lunch box ( fruit, granola bars, gatorade and water)
  • Trekking poles
Does not include
  • Personal Equipment (see in recommendations)
  • Insurance


Equipment and Clothing

The activity takes place during months of low temperatures so are recommended:
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Shirt, breathable if possible (made of polyester or nylon)
  • Hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen