We organise horse riding holidays throughout South and Central America. Most properties offer good horses and a handful specialise in top-class riding holidays, where the quality of mounts matches the splendour of landscapes and the warmth and knowledge of local guides. While there are always exceptions, our favourite horseback riding experiences tend to be in Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.
You can ride from estancia to estancia, stopping to cast a line or dip into electric-blue glacier 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 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 horse riding holiday could look like, we’ve picked one of our favourite 7-day itineraries in Argentina: