Duration 2 hours
Connect with nature and let yourself be carried away by amazing views along the trails of the Paraná River on horseback riding. A one-in-a-lifetime experience for nature lovers. Discover with our guides the trails on the riverbanks, crossing eucalyptus plantations to relish in the sounds and colors of the imposing landscape of the Paraná River.
PARANÁ RIVER RIDES IN CONTACT WITH NATURE
With its incredible geography, it is the right place to go horseback riding and connect with nature along trails on the banks of the Paraná River. Spectacular landscapes and lavish flora and fauna await at every step of the way.
The upper Paraná has two areas of distinct vegetation: forests to the east and savannahs to the west. The forests continue along the Paraná River downstream to Corrientes, where the savannah takes over both banks.
The swampy soils, with their very poor drainage conditions and somewhat sandy texture, are not suitable for farming. This area has the highest proportion of rural population in the province. Horticultural production under cover is also developed, with increased prominence of citrus production (orange in particular), yerba mate, rice and tobacco.
This area includes the tobacco-growing area of Corrientes province, where a significant number of small producers are based. As for livestock activities, cattle breeding takes place on farms of various sizes.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RIDING EXCURSIONS ON THE PARANÁ RIVER
Riding along the trails on the edge of the Paraná River, one may observe non-saline sandy soil where the marsh vegetation has adapted to an excess of freshwater, including cattails, reeds and water hyacinths. The irupé, the aguapé, the water sequins and poppies are some of the typical aquatic species, which also play a fundamental role within the ecosystem.
Among the few trees present are the criollo willow and the ceibo. Grasses abound. A distinctive feature of this landscape is the presence of formations called “embalsados”, i.e., an accumulation of sediments, vegetation and fauna that float in water bodies.
The native fauna that will be seen along the way includes otters, turtles, capybaras, caimans or yacarés, flamingos, herons and dozens of different bird species. No doubt horseback riding is a fun and relaxing way of going on an in-depth exploration of the geography.
In 1970, forestry became a high priority objective in Argentina, for the future development of the pulp industry, the raw material of paper, an item that, when imported, takes up considerable amounts of foreign currency.
Corrientes responded to this call and currently has 516,771 hectares of cultivated forests, most of them for the planting of pine and eucalyptus. The expedition crosses part of these plantations on horseback, riding through the sounds and colors of the imposing landscape of the Paraná River.
Horseback riding tour from Puerto Valle
This expedition lasts two hours. Starting from the corral of the estancia, our guides will lead the way along the trails on the riverbank and across eucalyptus plantations.
Puerto Valle has a park with an area of 14 hectares, which is also a great location for guests to go horseback riding, against the backdrop of the Paraná River, enjoy the peace and quiet of the premises, and connect with nature.
Other options to explore the Paraná River at Puerto Valle: take a boat ride, or if you’d like a more extreme experience, go on the kayak tour, departing from the pier of the estancia.