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Summary:
6d/5n or 3d/2n pack trips through the stunning Banff National Park for all level of rider on well schooled reliable horses, staying in comfortable remote camps to fully enjoy the wilderness.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 6 Day: Monday and Friday departures between 26 June and 4 September
  • 2019 3 Day: Wednesday departures between 24 June and 2 September
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding or 3 days/2 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Ranch
  • 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 Brewster. From $118 per person return.
Riding along a dry river bed
from $2,199
Summary:
A stunning pack trip through the wild mountains of Alberta for riders of all levels. Stay in cosy cabins as you explore the unspoilt Ghost River area on this adventurous ride.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: On request between June and October for a minimum of 2 riders.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours)
  • Meeting point: Calgary International Airport or the hotel in Banff.
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice onwards, riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided. Experience of riding over rough or steep terrain is useful but not necessary.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2018: Included from meeting point. It is also possible to arrange transfers from Canmore, please enquire for cost.
Summary:
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.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 6 Day: Thursday and Sunday departures between 23 June and 12 September.
  • 2019 4 Day: Wednesday departures between 26 June and 11 September
  • 2019 3 Day: Monday departures between 20 May and 7 October
  • 2019 2 Day: Saturday departures between 18 May and 5 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.
Cougar Creek, Canadian Pack Trip
from $1,965
Summary:
Pack trips through the Canadian Rockies - the real deal with awe-inspiring scenery and remote camp sites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 7 day pack trips: 8 (FULL), 23 (FULL), 30 (FULL) Sept.
  • 2019 7 day pack trip: 16, 23 Jun; 14* Jul; 11* Aug; 8, 14 Sep (* High Season)
  • 2019 10 day pack trip: 30 Jun; 21* Jul; 18* Aug (* High Season)
  • 2019 Mount Prairie Combo: 14 Sep
  • 2019 Great Plains Trail and Mount Prairie Spring Edition: 25 May
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n or 10d/9n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hrs per day with breaks
  • Meeting point: Calgary Airport (YYC)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter on a good horse. Intermediate for Great Plains
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Calgary airport or town at around 4pm. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour. Return transfer arrives to the airport approx. 11am.
Sparkling Waters
from $3,029
Summary:
Wild camping trip in the pristine nature of the Yukon
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 15 August; 2 Sept
  • 2019: 27 May; 15 June; 06 (FULL), 22 (FULL) July; 01 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 13 days / 12 nights/ 10 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Whitehorse International Airport, Yukon (YXY)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in all paces on varied terrain and fit enough to spend up to eight hours a day in the saddle. Because pack horses are in the group, almost the entire ride is at walk.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. It is a ten minute drive to the ranch.
Taking a rest
from $3,149
Summary:
The ultimate challenge - cross the High Andes along the remote historic route. For the adventurous, tough and reasonably fit only.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 28 Dec
  • 2019: 13 Jan; 17 Feb
  • Additional dates are available on requests for groups of 10 or more from Dec - March.
  • Trip Length: 9 days / 8 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 9 hours
  • Meeting point: Santiago, Chile at 2pm.
    End point of ride - Mendoza, Argentina. It is possible to catch a bus back to Santiago at the end of the ride - this takes 6 hours and costs in the region of $40
  • Riding Ability Required: From fit and confident novice onwards. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 10-15
  • Transfer: Included from Santiago and back to Mendoza at end of ride. Transfer time is approx 2 hours.
Riding in Tibet
from $4,079
Summary:
Unique cultural experience of the Tagong Horse Race Festival and riding in the remote mountains with nomadic herders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 30 Jul - 13 Aug
  • Trip Length: 15 days /14 nights /8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Chengdu Airport, China (CTU)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2019: all road transfers are included
Riding in Tibet
from $3,409
Summary:
Unique cultural experience of the Tagong Horse Race Festival and riding in the remote mountains with nomadic herders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 14 - 27 July
  • Trip Length: 14 days /13 nights /7.5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Chengdu Airport, China (CTU)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2019: transfers included
Ecuador Trail to Pinan Lake
from $1,645
Summary:
Join this pack trip as personal guests of the owners of a large working hacienda. They will accompany you on this adventurous trek and explore the Andes mountains on horseback following remote valleys and over high passes until you reach the isolated and pristine Lake Pinan.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 21 Feb; 7, 21 Mar; 11, 18 Apr; 9, 23 May; 13, 27 Jun; 11, 18, 25 Jul; 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug; 12, 26 Sept; 17, 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov; 5, 12, 26 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter and have a confident seat over steep terrain. Min age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $3,605
Summary:
Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 Explorer: 22 Dec
  • 2018 Lalibela: 20 Dec
  • 2019 Explorer: 12 Jan
  • 2019 Lalibela: 10 Jan
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
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