If you've ever wanted to go on an amazing adventure but want a bit of reassurance the first time or simply don't want to worry about any organisational details these holidays are ideal. Fully escorted from London to London by a member of Unicorn's expert and friendly team, these small groups are lots of fun and a safe way to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Prices include international flights, all transfers, services of a Unicorn guide and local guides as well as everything on the trip. The only money you may need is for those irresistable souvenirs.
You've mastered the basic aids in walk, trot and canter. You're confident on a well-schooled horse in walk, rising trot (posting), and for short periods of canter in a school or even outside.
You're a secure and confident rider on a well-schooled horse at all paces including a fast canter in open country. You're happy to ride for several hours and may have some jumping experience.
You're an experienced rider, confident and relaxed on horseback. You ride regularly, have an independent seat and soft hands. You're capable of handling a spirited horse in open country and are happy to jump. You have experience of riding a variety of horses.
A little different from home, there may be language barriers or different ways of doing things, still quite comfortable, may be unpredictable parts or some rugged terrain.
Different accommodations, attitudes or methods of riding are used to normal riding at home, may have challenging terrain, long days or itinerary changes, may involve camping or not so comfortable accommodation. An appetite for exploration and new experiences required.
Extreme adventure, very challenging terrain and possible extreme or fast changing weather requiring adaptation of the itinerary, must be very flexible, good humoured and fit.
A cultural adventure in the Himalayan mountains visiting ancient monasteries and meeting local people in the land of happiness. Staying in a variety of accommodations including hotels, farm houses and camping, this tour combines horse riding with trekking and sight-seeing to include all the best Bhutan has to offer.
2018: 15 - 26 September (exploratory)
Trip Length: 12 days/11 nights/6 days riding
Approximate riding time per day: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: Paro Airport
Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards. Riders should have a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure.
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horse riding holiday with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take riders of any level through the wilderness around Bow River and up in to the mountains, with gourmet food, a crackling fire and comfortable beds each night.
2018 6 Day Escorted: 13 to 18 September
2018 6 Day: Thursday and Sunday departures between 24 June and 13 September.
2018 4 Day: Wednesday departures between 27 June and 22 September
2018 3 Day: Monday departures between 21 May and 8 October
2018 2 Day: Saturday departures between 19 May and 6 October
Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding. Shorter stays between 2 and 4 days also available.
Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
Meeting point: The meeting point is at the stables
Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards. Riders should be able to mount and dismount unaided.
Usual Group Size: 1-6. Private groups of up to 12 can be arranged.
Transfer: Transfers from the airport can be arranged through Banff Airporter or through us. From $118 per person return.
An exploratory ride crossing Lesotho from south to north across the highest mountains passes for adventurous and experienced riders. This maiden ride will follow trails ridden by local horsemen and be a real discovery trip. A range of accommodations are used, sampling the different options available to the intrepid traveler in Lesotho.
2018: 4 - 13 September (exploratory)
Trip Length: 10 day/9 nights/8 days riding
Approximate riding time per day: 6-8 hours
Meeting point: O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at all paces, have experience riding over rough terrain and have an adventurous nature.
Usual Group Size: 6-8
Transfer: Not included; Johannesburg airport to start from £75pp (4 hrs) and from finish to Durban from £45pp (3.5 hrs) depending on numbers. Johannesburg from finish is a 6.5 hour drive (from £115)
An adventurous horse riding holiday through the stunning and unique landscape around Baikal Lake. In the wilderness of Siberia, this trail explores forests and mountains once home to the Kurumakan culture and visits some of the ancient petroglyphs that still remain. Includes a tour of Moscow and option to travel on Trans-Siberian Railway. Camping and guesthouse accommodation with Russian and Asian cuisine.
2018: 9 - 21 August
Trip Length: 13d/12n/6 days riding
Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
Meeting point: Moscow DME
Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Must be able to walk, trot and canter and have experience riding over rough terrain.
Usual Group Size: max 6
Transfer: Included from Moscow DME airport for flights arriving at 14:15 on Day 1. Transfer to Irkutsk airport on Day 13 arriving approx. 16:00 included.