Trip Start Oct 03, 2006
52Trip End Oct 02, 2007
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From what I gather if you know the route of the buses you can flag a bus down and hop off during any part of the route. The length of your bus journey is determined on the frequency of stops as other passengers jump on or off.
On the journey to Piso Elqui I passed stunning scenery´s of mountains and rocks, and found Pisco Elqui to be a very tranquil place, a small friendly village where all the locals greet one another on passing. Having found the square and snapped a few shots of the scenery I went in search for a ranch.
The first ranch I found for some reason were not offering horse rides that day so I went in search for another option. I got lucky and ended up walking into Ramon´s house interrupting his and his wifes breakfast. They were very obliging and offered me coffee and I was able to join a group that had pre booked horse riding for 1pm that afternoon. Piso Elqui has stunning scenery and horse riding in this area is a great option to explore and take in the views.
The horse ride took us into the mountains and included a tour around an old pisco distillery where we were given a shot of very potent pisco.
The horse ride was fantastic, the horses were very competent and knew their route.Allowing a novice like me to spend a very pleasant day in Pisco with a good three hours riding the Chilean way, heels down, lean back and holding on tight, my arse is feeling the effects of three hours on a horse - what a work out!