Trail ride through South America on horseback
Central and South America

Join a trail ride or riding holiday in South America

The Conquistadors brought horses to South America and each country has its own variation on the Criollo breed - the traditional South American working horse. Variety is the spice of life and the enormity of the continent offers plenty of that! From trail rides through the spectacular scenery of Argentina and Chile, to the high Andes of Peru and Ecuador and on to the fertile valleys of Cuba; or riding holidays from comfortable estancias with the chance to play polo. South America is always colourful and vibrant.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • Que Viva Cuba!
    December 2019 17/01/2020
    A wonderful, varied holiday. We enjoyed stunning scenery, lovely Cuban hospitality with locals who went above and beyond for us, amazing horses and our guide Orly was fun, patient and calm. This trip shouldn't be recommended to people who are not used to basic levels of comfort. Excellent horses in Vinales and at the... Read all
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  • Wild Andes
    November 2019 Jessica Anne aged 41
    What an amazing holiday! Exceeded all our expectations with lots of little extra treats and touches that we weren't expecting. Gabriel and the Hacienda La Algeria team we amazing, nothing was too much trouble and the holiday was perfect Fabulous, tough horses. A mix of Criollo, arab, PRE - lovely responsive rides
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  • Colca Canyon trail
    September 2017 Jane aged 52
    Really enjoyed my holiday. The horses were great - keen, surefooted, well-looked after and responsive rides. Food and accommodation were excellent. The first 5 days riding was faster than I expected from the description. The scenery was stunning and the longer ride into the Colca Canyon was well worth it. Slow riding... Read all
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  • Torres del Paine Estancia ride
    January 2017 Sarah Eddy aged 63
    Life changing and amazing trip, perfectly organized The criollos never give up despite an occasional ragged look
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  • Horseback trail in Ecuador
    Chagra riding an alpaca, Ecuador
  • Argentina and Polo
    Playing polo in Argentina
  • Horse riding trail in chilean patagonia
    On horseback at Torrel del Paine national park
  • Uruguay on horseback
    Riding on the beach in Uruguay