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Riding Holidays.

Most of our properties offer good horses and a handful specialise in top-class riding holidays, where the quality of the mounts matches the splendour of landscapes and the warmth and knowledge of local guides. Though Brazil and Uruguay also offer wonderful experiences, we focus especially on Argentina and Chile, which combine a rich gaucho heritage and breathtaking scenery with charming family-run farmsteads.

You can ride from estancia to estancia, stopping to cast a line or dip into electric-blue meltwater lakes; or join the gauchos on cattle drives, sleeping under canvas and cooking over campfires. All these experiences are tailored to meet the personal needs and budgets of each guest and can be as raw or as pampered as you choose, depending on the estancia and region.

To give you an idea of what your trip could look like, we’ve picked one of our favourite 8 day itineraries:

Day 1 Section

Fly to San Martin de los Andes where you’ll be met at taken to boat on the shores of Falkner Lake, which will take you across to the other side where your horses will be ready to take you up to your camp. After settling into your large and very comfortable tents, you’ll enjoy sundowners overlooking the expanse of Patagonian landscape.

Day 2 Section

Rise early to the beautiful morning sun and hearty breakfast. Your gaucho will lead you for the 3 hour ride down the valley to border the lake where you’ll stop for an asado lunch. The afternoon ride will take you on a slightly more challenging path, treversing the mountains, arriving back at base camp around 6pm to shower and sit by the river for a glass of Malbec.

Testimonial Section

  • We were delighted with the trip we have just completed to Brazil and Argentina. We saundered down Copacabana beach, watch ed a tapir swim past our canoe in the Pantanal, were submerged in the Iguazu falls, conquered desert and vineyards in northwest Argentina, experienced a snowstorm in the Andes, fed Cayman off horseback and enjoyed a tango show in probably the finest city in South America. A truly memorable experience: we have no hesitation in recommending Plan South America.

Day 3 Section

You’ll be pecked up with supplies for your night stay at the fly camp. Tits small, remote camps is high in the mountains. You’ll face a challenging day, crossing the ‘Pass of Tears – as the name precludes, for the faint hearted can be testing, but incredibly rewarding! The long ride will conclude with spectacular panoramic views overlooking lhe ‘Boque’ mountain. Sifting around a fire with the gaucho’s, you’ll be prepared a traditional Argentine stew.

Day 4 Section

Bidding farewell to the fly camp, you’ll descend the valley to follow the river, stopping to plunge into the cool water and enjoy another delicious asado.Back to the comfort of the camp for a much needed shower and rest.

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Day 5 Section

You’ll be packed up with supplies for your night stay at the fly camp. This small,remote camps is high in the mountains . You’ll face a challenging day, crossing the ‘Pass of Tears – as the name precludes, for the faint hearted can be testing, but incredibly rewarding! The long ride will conclude with spectacular panoramic views overlooking lhe ‘Boque’ mountain. Sifting around a fire with the gaucho’s, you’ll be prepared a traditional Argentine stew.

Day 6 Section

Bidding farewell to the fly camp, you’ll descend the valley to follow the river, stopping to plunge into the cool water and enjoy another delicious asado.Back to the comfort of the camp for a much needed shower and rest.

Testimonial Section

  • All your arrangements worked faultlessly and you gave us a wonderful breadth of experience in Argentina and Uruguay, from swimming in the S Atlantic to trekking in the foothills of the Andes.

Day 7 Section

Waking to the smell of scrambled eggs and bacon at the fly camp, your gauchos will leave you the 4 hour ride to Filipe’s house on be shores of Lake Traful. You’ll spend the night in one of this beautifully rusfic barns.

Day 8 Section

A morning of ride along the river and o quick swim before lunch. Around 2pm you’ll be taken to be lake crossing where you’ll be met by a mini bus to take you to Bariloche airport.

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Plan South America team has perfected a formula which marries a passion for the wild and exotic with a network of remarkable local characters and intimate knowledge of our specialist region.

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