North And South American Rides
In Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the USA we offer our own unique rides suitable for the novice horseman through to the experienced rider looking for a fast paced or long-distance ride.
Join our riding expeditions, mount up on lively and well-tempered horses and ride across some really spectacular landscapes!
The trips are true adventures for the rider who likes to trek on horseback and who enjoys being close to nature, surrounded by vast open spaces. Your guides and hosts are local residents and know their area and culture in great detail, allowing for very interesting cultural exchange to also take place on these International adventures.
We have close contacts with a number of select family owned Argentine estancias that accommodate paying guests looking to enjoy authentic argentine estancia life, work on a ranch, ride, relax, use the accommodation as a base for exploration in the vicinity, or even take spanish lessons!
A trip packing in 4 locations right across Argentina; bush, beach, Andean foothills and the pampa. Throw in the trans-patagonian train, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, a bit of polo, some good company and this is much more than just a winning tour of the country.
Argentina - Riding expedition - 14 Days - Level B
A spectacular ride that takes us through the remotest valleys in the far south of Patagonia. Starting out in Chile we encounter for the first time the impressive peaks of the southern ice-fields and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the great rivers and lakes that make this area of the world scenically stunning.
Chile - Argentina - Riding expedition - 15 Days - Level A
Live the life of the traditional gaucho for a few days in the most historic province of Argentina. Ride from estancia to estancia and stay in luxury in the style of the landed aristocracy. Not a stone is to be found on the ground here - it is pure sand and the terrain is ideal for fast canters.
Argentina - Riding holiday - 5 Days - Level A
An excellently organized, luxury riding holiday that presents several areas of little-known Uruguay to you in the most comfortable way possible on horseback. The riding pace is fast in places, and the horses are some of the best trained quality mounts to be found in South America, being very forward going - really excellent animals that will satisfy the most demanding rider!
Uruguay - Riding holiday - 7 Days - Level B
Ultimate tierra del fuego
In my opinion the world`s best riding expedition! No kidding! This is an exciting riding adventure to the uttermost tip of Tierra del Fuego, the jewel of Patagonia, that should appeal to those of you looking for extreme and genuine adventure. In my opinion this is the best location in the world for exploration on horseback, with an unmatched sense of freedom from civilization.
Argentina - Riding expedition - 10 Days - Level B
Ideal for nature lovers, Bahia Bustamante offers a variety of different activities apart from just horse riding - sea lion, killer whale and dolphin watching along the 100km of private coastline - 21 colonies of breeding seabirds, including one of 60,000 Magellanic Penguins, as well as petrels, skuas, cormorants, herons, terns, gulls and ducks - the greatest diversity of sea birds in all Patagonia. An entire private village and its's surrounding terrestrial and sea environment is thus available for you to enjoy Patagonian wildlife in an unspoilt and peaceful setting.
Argentina - Riding holiday - 4 Days - Level A
Southern cross expedition
The distant lands of the far South-western corner of argentine Patagonia is a refuge to some of the most authentic gauchos still around. This is a ride where you get closely involved with this culture and its relationship to the criollo horse. Your guides into the wild baguales mountain range, which is virtually unknown to travellers, are some very colourful characters with great experience of traversing this region on horseback and full of interesting anecdotes about times and events past and present.
Argentina - Riding expedition - 11 Days - Level B
This is a fast and entertaining 8 day long riding safari in the wilderness of the Patagonian interior that is combined with a ride along the beaches and over the dunes of the Atlantic coast. You ride on two different properties belonging to one of the most hospitable Anglo-argentine families in the country. The two groups of horses that you ride during the trip are the best you can find on any private property in Argentina, while the ground is ideal for riding - sandy without holes or stones.
Argentina - Riding expedition - 7 Days - Level B
Over a century ago, a visitor to South America wrote: "Horseback riding is a vigorous form of exercise except in Peru, where breeders have managed a triumph over nature. They have created a horse which moves by means of a very smooth amble. These horses are greatly sought-after, for to ride one is much the same as being seated in a chair."
Peru - Riding expedition - 8 Days - Level B
Explore tierra del fuego
Combine exploration on horseback of the wide valleys, lakes and immense forests in the interior of the island with comfortable accommodation and good meals at Boqueron, a remote puesto/cabin belonging to the Menendez family. We have an english speaking guest manager, a local cook and gaucho to attend to all your needs - including a laundry service! The main house has been refurbished to accommodate up to 6 guests at any one time with two bathrooms, that at all times have hot water for showers - very welcome at the end of a days riding in the surrounding area.
Argentina - Riding holiday - 4 Days - Level A
Grand canyon expedition
This is an expeditionary ride through the valleys and dramatic canyons surrounding a Unesco World Heritage Site in Southern Patagonia. A location reminiscent of Monument Valley in Arizona, writ larger and wilder, barren steppe surrounds the jagged walls of the sheer canyons gouged out to a depth of 500m by the erosion of millennia across the remotest Patagonian landscape where we follow the winding course of the Pinturas river.
Argentina - Riding expedition - 7 Days - Level A
Close to the Pumalin Park there is a green verdant valley where the crystal clear Puelo river makes its way to the Pacific Ocean from the high peaks of the Andes. Along the way it enters and leaves some beautiful lakes, on one of which we get to stay on a private island for two nights. This is a ride of great scenic beauty that will appeal to all riders from novices to experienced horsemen.
Chile - Riding holiday - 8 Days - Level A
A truly spectacular ride along the shores of the magically beautiful All Saints lake in the Vicente Perez Rosales national park that lies in the shadow of the conical Osorno volcano, emblematic of the picturesque chilean lake district.
Chile - Riding expedition - 6 Days - Level B
Yellowstone pack trips
If you are ready to take an amazing trip into some of the most remote landscapes in the United States these rides are for you. The gentle horses and mules will carry both you and your belongings to comfortable camps surrounded by the pristine scenery of America's favourite National Park. Well trained guides will prepare delicious meals, see to your comforts, and create a cozy camp atmosphere.
USA - Riding expedition - 3 - 7 Days - Level A
Ecuador cotopaxi adventure
A complete circuit around the highest active volcano in the world. Riding in the stunning andean highlands in the heart of 'condor country'. Varied riding across arid plains, rolling hills, lava flows & wetlands.
Ecuador - Riding holiday - 8 days - Level B