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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:
  • 2022/23: 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: 2022/23: 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.
Summary:

Combine the essence of the Argentinian experiences: ride on the pampas at all paces, learn cattle work from the gauchos on a working estancia, learn to play polo with the locals and visit Buenos Aires in one convenient holiday. This ride is aimed at riders and accompanying non-riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022/23: departure dates on request all year round.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 riding days
    OR
    per night with a 3 night minimum
  • 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: 2022/23: Included for weekly stays. Can be arranged for shorter stays for approx $200 per car return (max 3 passengers).
Playing polo on the Estancia
from $3,579
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:
  • 2022: 3 (FULL) October; 7 (FULL) November.
  • 2023: 6 March; 2 October; 6 November.
  • 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: Approx 1hr included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. Other transfer please ask.
Riding on the Beach
from $1,935
Summary:

The best of both worlds! Ride through lush forests and open scrub, then cool off with a gallop along miles of golden sands. Suitable for confident riders keen on long gallops. Beautiful accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Sept 19; Oct 2, 16, 30; Nov 14, 27.
  • 2023: Mar 12, 26; Apr 13, 27; Mat 16, 28; Jun 11, 25; Jul 9, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sept 7, 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 5, 19; Dec 3.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
    Christmas Ride: 6 days / 5 nights/ 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3.5 - 6 hours
    2hr beach ride
  • Meeting point: Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) or Kendall train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Advanced riders, must be comfortable cantering and galloping in open spaces.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-4
  • Transfer: Included from Port Macquarie Airport at around 5:15pm or Kendall train station at 6:15pm. Drop off on final day from 9am at Port Macquarie Airport or 9am at Kendall train station.
Outside a Mayan temple
from $2,075
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:
  • 2022 Low Season: 1 May - 30 October (closed for 4 weeks in September - October, please enquire for dates)
  • 2022 High Season: 4 January - 30 April (excluding Easter Week)
  • 2022 Peak Season: Tuesday to Tuesday during Easter Week; 21 December - 3 January 2023
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding or
    8 days/7 nights/5 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: 2022: Included from Philip Goldson International Airport or Belize City
Summary:

Arguably the best ride in the world for good riders. Frequent big game sightings, fantastic riding on an unbeatable team of horses. Luxury accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • Arrivals/Departures on Saturday or Tuesday
  • 2022/23 Low season: January, February, March, December
  • 2022/23 Mid season: April, May, October, November
  • 2022/23 High season: June, July, August, September
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights, 8 days/7 nights or 11 days/10 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Post to trot 10 min and gallop out of danger. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Transfer: 2022/23: from £99 (from £119 in 2023) per person each way for road and boat transfer or from £290 (£300 in 2023) per person each way (helicopter). Please enquire for all transfer options.
Special Offer:

50% discount offered on return flights from Maun to Macatoo for any bookings of 7 nights or more, and FREE return flights from Maun to Macatoo on any bookings of 10 nights or more.

Summary:

Luxurious Big Game safari with excellent service levels.

Departure Dates:
  • Year round arrivals and departures
  • 2022/23 Low Season: Jan 1 - Mar 31; 1 - 31 Dec
  • 2022/23 Mid Season: Apr 1 - Jun 14; Oct 15 - Nov 30
  • 2022/23 Peak Season: Jun 15 - Oct 14
  • Trip Length: We recommended a 5, 7 or 10 night safari
    Shorter stays are available, however a minimum stay of 3 nights applies
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun (MUB) or Kasane (BBK) Airports
  • Riding Ability Required: Rising trot for 10 minute stretches and the ability to gallop out of danger. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Transfer: 2022/23: Maun £245 (£255 in 2023) one way per person, 30 minute flight. Kasane £340 (£355 in 2023) one way per person. 1 1/2 hour flight
Summary:

Mobile camp adventure in Okavango Delta, suitable for intermediate and experienced riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Low season: 3 Dec.
  • 2023 Low season: 8 Jan; 7 Feb; 4, 22 Mar; 2, 19 Dec.
  • 2023 Mid season: 5 (FULL), 12 Apr; 3, 15, 24 May; 7, 22 Jun; 3, 20 Nov.
  • 2023 High season: 9, 17 (FULL), 31 Jul; 14, 28 Aug; 13, 25 Sept; 3, 14 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 day / 7 nights / 6 riding days set dates
    Also available on a nightly basis with a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun Airport, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse, from intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2022/23: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are approx. £26pp (£31 in 2023) each way. Transfers are 45 minutes from Maun to the start of the ride.
Summary:

Safari for all levels of rider set in a luxurious lodge along the Thamalakane River near the Okavango Delta and Maun, a full service safari with riding adapted to the ability of the riders.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round, dates on request.
  • 2023 Low Season: 10 Jan - 31 Mar.
  • 2023 Mid Season: 1 Apr - 31 May; 1 Nov - 19 Dec.
  • 2023 High Season: 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct; 20 Dec - 9 Jan 2024.
  • 2023 Peak Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug.
  • Trip Length: Flexible, minimum stay 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day as desired
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Riding for all levels
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Included from Maun aiport
Cattle drive in Pantanal, Brazil
from $3,099
Summary:

Exclusive to Unicorn Trails, this ride combines the best of wildlife safari and cattle work in the largest tropical wetland in the world. Forward going Pantaneiro horses, comfortable fazendas and a night in hammocks with plenty of cultural highlights. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 21 - 28 May, 16 - 23 June, 09-16 July. On request for groups of 4 or more between May and November.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approx. 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2022: $240 each way per person 6hrs, light aircraft also available, details below itinerary.
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