Riding holidays in South America
Latin America offers some of the best and most varied riding in the world. Many countries maintain strong cowboy traditions and horses are still central to their way of life. For dedicated riding trips, whether sleeping in comfortable beds or camping under the stars, the best options are to be found in the Andes (Peru or Ecuador) and Patagonia (Chile or Argentina), or in Uruguay. For more casual riding, nearly all our favourite estancias, fazendas and haciendas have horses available for daily outings.
November to early April in Patagonia, most of the year in Ecuador, October to April in Uruguay and April to November in Peru.
"The trip was fabulous and we were the only guests there so we had the ranch all to ourselves. My son was spoilt rotten by the gauchos and I think he has found kindred spirits in several of them. I was doing some of the more difficult rides with only one death defying moment and we have both got seriously hooked on polo. The only downside is that my son has slumped into a post Potreros depression and he is thinking of lying about his age and applying for a job as a guide!” - FW
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Here are some sample itineraries that feature riding:
- Chile/Argentina: Puelo Valley Andean crossing ride
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits Chilean and Argentine Lake Districts and Isla Bandurrias.
- Ecuador Around Cotopaxi Ride
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits the paramo grasslands of Antisana volcano, the Cotopaxi National Park and the Avenue of the Volcanoes.
- Estancia ride in Argentine Patagonia
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits Estancia Huechahue, Estancia Cerro de los Pinos, Estancia Collon Co, Junin de los Andes and the Lanín National Park.
- Patagonia Estancia Ride
View details. This 11 day itinerary visits Punta Arenas, Otway Sound Penguin Colony and Torres del Paine.
- Patagonia Glacier Ride
View details. This 11 day itinerary visits Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine National Park.
- Ride across the Andes from Argentina to Chile
View details. This 10 day itinerary visits Argentine Patagonia, Lanín National Park, Pehuelche territory of Chile.
- Riding in Ecuador from Hacienda to Hacienda
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits Otavalo, the pastoral Zuleta Valley, the Cayambe Valley dominated by the snow-capped Cayambe Volcano, Saquisili and Cotopaxi National Park.
- Riding in the Argentine Lake District and Lanín National Park
View details. This 9 day itinerary visits Estancia Huechahue in the Argentine Lake District and the Lanín National Park.
- Riding in the Cordoba hills from Estancia Los Potreros
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits Cordoba.
- Riding in Uruguay
View details. This 8 day itinerary visits Montevideo, Rocha, Barra Chuyn Santa Teresa National Park and Cabo Polonio.