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Address: San Carlos de Bariloche 5600, Argentina
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+54 294 442-6508
08:00 - 23:00
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If learning about the culture and history of your travel destination is...

If learning about the culture and history of your travel destination is important to you, then partaking in a guided horseback trip with Carol Jones is going to be an unforgettable experience. A person that exudes a warm and caring persona right off the bat, Carol has the makings for an excellent guide. First, her knowledge of the area is in her blood. She is the granddaughter of United States Patagonian founding father, Jarred Jones. A character that ran with the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Grandpa Jones was the beginning of generations of familial bonding with the Patagonian Steppe. Second, the woman knows the area like the back of her hand. She is able to take her guests on amazing adventures into areas that are only seen by her and those she has invited. Her intimacy is immediately apparent in how she flows with the changing topography and chooses a place to rest. Third, as a part of the trip, she and her ranch hands provide a truly authentic “gaucho experience”. You are able to tour her family’s farm, interact with the animals and get involved with the Argentine asado (BBQ), if you like. Carol takes clients on multi-, full- and half-day trips. She is very adept at reading your abilities and level of comfort upon the horse and directs the day to fit the vibe accordingly. Experiencing Patagonia on horseback with Carol is an amazing adventure of animal interaction, historical stories and authentic culture.

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Such a memorable experience! The landscape was incredible and the food at the asado was delicious. After contacting Carol through her website, she was very communicative and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a memorable experience! The landscape was incredible and the food at the asado was delicious. After contacting Carol through her website, she was very communicative and helpful via email. Her logistics instructions were clear (meet at the south door of the cathedral for pickup, bring payment in cash, etc.) and helpful (wear layers, bring/wear sunscreen and a hat, etc.).... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading great reviews and finding Carol Jones in Lonely Planet, we booked a "full-day" tour with Carol Jones. We were sad to realize that she had outsourced to her son the day we booked, and we had a very different and frustrating experience. We were picked up at 9am in town and driven to the ranch, which is a... More 

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Les Houches, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked a two day horse riding trip with Carol at the beginning of December this year. It's been the highlight of our trip and a unique experience. I don't want to say too much and spoil other people's experience but expect great food, incredible scenery and a completely customer centered service. Bring warm clothes and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our late November beginners horseback riding experience with Carol could not have been better. The ride was easy and relaxing with beautiful views of snow-peaked mountains, rolling prairie-like hills, and the occasional deer, cow and bull seen wandering around. Carol clearly knows what she's doing. The ranch was beautiful and the lunch was the most authentic Argentinian asado we had... More 

Thank Kimberly O
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

First time horseback riding and no better way than in Patagonia with Carol Jones! She gave us the rules of what to do and not to off the bat, and made us feel very comfortable. She is very friendly and very welcoming! Her english is amazing as well which helped us a lot. I'm glad my first time was with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We did a half day ride with Carol on her private working ranch. What an enjoyable day! We were lucky to have sunny skies providing perfect riding weather. Carol's horses are lovely - very calm and nice for a beginner like me. The views are simply spectacular, we couldn't get over how beautiful it was. Riding horseback is the perfect... More 

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Hanau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had the most beautiful day of our trip at the Estancia of Carol. Lucas made a delicious asado for us and was the best guide you can wish for- both responsible and knowledgeable. The horses are really well- behaved and very sensitiv too. Believe me- I know what I was talking about and this all to often remains the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We enjoyed a half day ride and despite the drizzle on that day had a fantastic experience both riding and enjoying the awesome sights along the way The whole experience was very personal including snacks and mate provided by Carol after the ride and the wonderful time getting to know about Carol's family history and life in Barioloche. One of... More 

Thank Nick N
Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We went for a full day ride and if you have a day this is definitely worth your time! A really special way to see the area, a brilliant lunch and super chilled! You don't need any riding experience you just need to be physically fit to enjoy the day. The horses are so well behaved and looked after it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The day was extremely special - from learning about her unusual family history from Carol herself- to the 4 hours of riding in very diverse terrain - to the most amazing outdoor lunch cooked on a campfire. A full day adventure well worth doing. The hospitality of Carol, her assistant and daughter was very much appreciated. We were 4 friends... More 

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