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Endless views
from $1,749
Summary:

Ride through incredible Andes Mountain scenery at the highest part of the Andes near Mendoza. Highlights for those without the time to cross the full range.

Departure Dates:
  • Dates upon request from October to May
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 days riding
    Optional extra days can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Mendoza Airport MDZ
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 10
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10, ride may be confirmed for less than 6 for a supplement, see detailed prices
  • Transfer: Approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (International). Approx transfer time is 30 minutes. Transfer included from Mendoza Airport, approx transfer time is 1.5 hours
Argentina Estancia Huechahue in Patagonia
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Summary:
A 15,000 acre self sufficient working ranch in northern Patagonia. Ride out each day where the mighty Andes rise up behind you, or ride into the neighbouring Indian reservation. Look out for wildlife of the area, especially condors.
Departure Dates:
  • Season runs from 1 September 2019 to 30 April 2020, any day arrival and departure
  • 2021: TBC
  • Trip Length: A stay of seven nights is recommended. There is a minimum stay of three nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Chapelco Airport, San Martin de Los Andes (CPC)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2020: From San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way, payable on-site. Other transfer options can be viewed below the itinerary.
Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Low Season: May - September (May-June closed)
  • High Season: January - April & October - December
  • 2022: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Christmas/New Year: 1 - 15 January and 15 - 31 December
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2021/22: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Herding cattle in the Andes
from $1,789
Summary:

Visit the high Andes of north west Argentina on this unique trail. Ride on ancient Incan pathways, searching for cattle in the high altitude grasslands at 3,000m where condors circle overhead. You'll help the gauchos drive the cattle into corrals and assist with sorting and branding.This destination is for experienced riders who want to experience local Argentinian culture by taking part in one of the last truly authentic cattle drives in the world. Accommodation is in mountain cabins with two nights in a hotel for a true gaucho experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 1 May; 2 Oct
  • 2022: 30 Apr; 1 Oct
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Salta Airport (SLA), Argentina
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from Salta airport or city centre.
Desert portion of the ride
from $2,389
Summary:

Ride along ancient Inca trails in the Andes Mountains where life goes on as it has for centuries. From the dry Calchaquí desert on the west of the Dead Lion Range of the Andes, we cross at 3,000m (9,000ft) where condors roam and descend into a different world of lush green valleys and tropical forests of Lerma. 

En-route we stay in the homes of the local Calchaqui Indians with 3 nights of camping under the spectacular southern hemisphere stars in the high Andes, an unmissable experience. A relaxed ride with beds and hot showers all or most nights for riders who can walk, trot and canter.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 9 Day Programme: May 11; July 17; August 22; October 12.
  • 2021 12 Day Programme: May 23; July 4; August 8; September 19; October 31.
  • Tailor-made rides can also be arranged all year round
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding OR
    12 days/ 11 nights/9 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: 9 day: Salta Airport (SLA)
    12 day: Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8. Ride may be confirmed for less than 6 at a supplement, see Prices and Dates tab.
  • Transfer: 2021: Included from Salta for 9 day programme. 12 day programme approximately $60 one way per car (1-3 pax) from Buenos Aires Pistarini (international) or $30 from Buenos Aires Newbery (domestic).
Summary:

A working estancia stay in the heart of the Pampas 3 hours from Buenos Aires. Work with the cowboys, ride a cattle drive and relax under the stars at this genuine traditional Estancia. Optional two night extension to the heart of bustling Buenos Aires including a city tour, tango show and river trip is available. The perfect combination to experience Argentina.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Weekly Programme: April 18; May 30; June 27; August 8; September 12; November 7; December 12.
  • Tailormade dates also available year-round, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 3 night minimum
    Weekly Programme: 7 days/6 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable at walk, trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Transfer: 2021: Return transfer to/from meeting point is $85 per person (bus) or $400 per car (max 3 passengers)
Riding in Patagonia
from $1,749
Summary:

A six night adventure through the pristine wilderness of Patagonia in Argentina. The trails take you over uninhabited land that can only be reached on horseback and the group camp in unspoilt places. In December 2020 this trail will coincide with the rare solar eclipse.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Dates on requests for group bookings
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
    Optional extra days can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: San Martin de los Andes Airport, Argentina (CPC)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice (confident) but with opportunities for faster riding for more experienced riders. Min age 9.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Playing polo on the Estancia
from $3,585
Summary:
A week dedicated to learning to play polo on a working cattle estancia. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 2 Mar; 5 Oct; 9 Nov
  • Other dates on request for 2+ people
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, polo tuition every afternoon.
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina (COR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate and experienced riders will get the best out of this ride
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 12
    Minimum age 12
  • Transfer: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Outside a Mayan temple
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Summary:

Discover the real Belize on horseback and you will experience historical Mayan ruins, ride in tropical rainforest, diverse flora and fauna, home of the jaguar, Baird's tapir, monkeys, macaws, toucans and snakes. Stay at Belize's award winning eco-logde located on 105 acres of nature reserve with a fully operational citrus farm on-site.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Low Season: 1 May - 30 October (closed for 4 weeks in September - October, please enquire for dates)
  • 2021 High Season: 4 January - 30 April (excluding Easter Week)
  • 2021 Peak Season: Tuesday to Tuesday during Easter Week; 21 December - 3 January 2022
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2021: included from Philip Goldson International Airport
Beach riding in Brazil
from $2,919
Summary:

Visit the Brazilian state of Alogas, the smallest state in the country for an action-packed riding holiday with plenty of sun, surf, beach gallops and caipirinhas. This relatively unexplored region in Northern Brazil is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country as well as lush jungle and picturesque colonial villages. Join this 9 day trail along the tropical coastline, on fit, native, Mangalarga horses which boasts far more than your standard beach ride. River swimming, boat trips, authentic cuisine and wild-life filled lagoons combine to make this the quintessential Brazilian experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 28 Feb; 21 Oct; 20 Nov; 4 Dec
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Hotel in Maceió
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a fit, forward-going horse
  • Usual Group Size: 7-14
  • Transfer: Transfer from Maceió airport to hotel on Day 1 is not included. Guests can easily take a taxi or local bus.
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