Bo Hotel de Encanto & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chicoana
Our last day at Sayta.... We woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground!!!
It was fully expected for us to whimp out of riding that morning but there was a definite "yes please" from all three boys, so off we went!! We were described as "loco", but we didn't care!! This time we were accompanied by two German girls who were quiet but enjoyed asking us questions and finding out where we came from.
Although it was cold to start with on the ride, ...
Dreaded that first lift onto the horse but surprisingly no ill effects from the day before.
This time we were joined by three American girls who were fantastic (Kelsey, Kelly and London) - the latter two are 6ft so we had lots of giggles about being tall and the problems of finding beds long enough - also London's future dilemma of buying a new pair of jeans as she split her only pair the night before!! The majority of Argentinians are short and have ...
At 9am we were collected by two taxis which, with our luggage, seems to be the only way to travel! We received a hearty welcome from the owner, Enrique, were offered breakfast and then it was straight on the horses! My horse was called "Witch" - the boys of course found this hilarious!
The temperature has really dropped around Salta but luckily we were reasonably well prepared and we donned many layers! As usual I was the winner with ...
... as she senses the top and we are there in about 90 minutes. 3771 metres high, our first peak in Argentina and our highest altitude to date. Whats more there is no sign that another human has ever been here which I decide gives us naming rights. I give that duty to Amanda and she names it "cerro lone cactus" after the cactus we passed on the way up that was growing at an altitude of 3498 metres, a full 101 metres above the rest. There was however a rather large cow pat ...
... but it was closed so we headed to a restaurant which many people had told us about called Jacks. Thankfully we were starving as our steak came and it was huge. At this point Ryan realised he had eaten steak every one of the 5 days since we had been in Argentina (usually accompained by a vino tinto)!! Instead of AFD's (alcohol free days) we are now going to have SFD's (steak free days!)
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking