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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).
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.
Riding in the land of Gauchos, Brazil
from $2,689
Summary:

Rio Grande do Sul highlights in one itinerary starting with a 3d trail around the lagoons, beaches and wetlands of Lagoa do Peixe National Park on Lusitano horses. Then transfer inland to ride criollos on a trail of dramatic  canyons and waterfalls with lush green rain forest in the bottom and open grass plateaux above, stopping at small fazendas to join the cattle work of the local gauchos.  Comfortable ensuite accommodation throughout.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 24 Dec – 1 Jan 2023
  • 2023: 11-19 Feb, 18-25 Mar, 8-16 April, 16-24 Sept, 28 Oct – 5 Nov, 25 Nov – 3 Dec, 24 Dec – 1 Jan 2024
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights/ 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5-6 hours and a shorter ride on Day 1
  • Meeting point: Porto Alegre International Airport Salgado Filho (POA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2022: Return transfers from Porto Alegre – US$ 780 (up to 3 passengers), payable on site.
Taking part in a cattle drive
from $1,525
Summary:

Experience Canada's wild west on this working guest ranch at the foot of the Coast Mountains in western Canada. Guests can relax and get away from modern life in this uninhabited landscape, riding out in small groups aboard quality horses. Non-riders can relax in the hot tub, go fishing or even try their hand at gold panning in the creek that runs through the ranch. This destination offers the tranquility of a remote location, comfortable accommodation and riding for all levels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 15 May - 15 Oct any day arrival, winter dates available on request. (Winter Season: 16 Oct - 14 May)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-15
  • Transfer: 2023: from Williams Lake available for CAD$240 round trip 1st person (any additional CAD$160 pp) payable on site. Transfers are only available on Saturdays or Wednesdays. Car rental is also an option.
Summary:

This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore with nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture and a herd of two hundred and fifty cows and calves.

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and ride where the Blackfoot Indians once camped as they hunted bison across the vast plains. Overnight in simple log cabins with en suite rooms, relax in the hot tub after each day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: Arrivals on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 22 May to 9 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 2 nights min plus min. 10 nights 29 May - 8 June plus min 7 nights 22-29 May and 2-9 Oct
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saskatoon Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities can be catered for. Groups can be split according to ability when riding out on the trail.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2023: Saskatoon Airport: from £119 return per person (4 or more people), payable upon booking. See below itinerary for more details.
Wildlife pack trip in Canada
from $2,529
Summary:

An immersive nature experience, travelling on horseback through the Canadian wilderness and exploring the fauna and flora living there. Learn the instincts and habits of an abundance of wildlife including bears, eagles, mountain goats, moose, cougars and wolves from your knowledgeable guides. 

Overnight in canvas tents out in the wilderness, this ride gets you really close to nature.

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: May to October. 7 day programmes start on Sundays, 5 day programmes start on Mondays or Wednesdays.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/7 days riding or 5 days/4 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hours per day.
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards, riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided
  • Usual Group Size: 1-7
  • Transfer: 2023: Shuttle pricing to be confirmed.
    2022: Approx. £335 return per person from Vancouver to ranch on set dates. Special group rates available, please enquire. Additional charges applied for transfers at other times. Transfers are payable in advance.
Riding in wild meadows
from $1,725
Summary:
Explore the wilderness of Canada with expert trackers and assist with conservation efforts from this friendly dude ranch. Staying on-site each night, trails into the nearby mountains are home to all sorts of special native species. This is also ideal for non-riding partners who can participate in wildlife treks or other activities on the ranch.
Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights
    Extra nights available upon request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-20. Trail rides will be split according to ability with a maximum of 7 per group.
  • Transfer: 2023: Shuttle pricing to be confirmed.
    2022: Approx. £335 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Beach gallop
from $1,599
Summary:

A short tropical riding break, ride along the Old Spanish Trail, Pacific Coast beach riding, natural horsemanship, Costa Rican rainforest, lots of wildlife and lush forests

Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights, 4.5 days riding (2 night expansion available, please enquire)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2023: Private transfers to and from Liberia - $65 for 1-2 people; $75 for 3-4. From San Jose (SJO) $225, Tamarindo or area hotels $30. Payable on site.
Summary:

Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcanoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 23 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: 2022/23: return transfers from Quito airport are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour. Payable on site.
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