Rider and pack horses in Yukon, Canada
Pack Trip

Expeditions and Pack Trips

Pack trips are real horseback adventures and journeys. Long trail rides where your belongings are often transported by pack animals such as horses, yaks or camels, enable you to reach isolated areas, forgotten high valleys and meet local people and learn about their traditions. These rides often involve camping as you venture off the beaten track and will have to pack light. You might be expected to help with the horses or to help around camp as well, so these adventurous riding holidays are for riders with a sense of adventure. Having pack animals with you means that these horseback trails are not fast and so it is often possible for novice riders to also enjoy the sense of freedom these trail rides offer.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • Crossing the Andes at Aconcagua
    January 2024 HILARY aged 35
    I had a wonderful trip! Can’t wait for another!!
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  • Border to Coast trail
    August 2023 Justine aged 31
    I was thoroughly impressed by the overall quality of the "Border to Coast" trip. Initially a bit put off by the price compared to some of the other rides in faraway places, I quickly understood that it was well justified by the better-than-nice accommodation and meals included in the fare. The horses are all-round... Read all
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  • Across the Okavango
    May 2023 CAROLYN aged 56
    The safari we did in Botswana with Ride Botswana was beyond our expectation. We absolutely loved every minute of the experience. We felt safe-as safe as you can feel in a tent in the Okavango Delta. We were well looked after and the horse riding was wonderful. I got to ride a pure bred Arab-how special is that!... Read all
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  • Wild Yukon
    July 2022 Veronica aged 48
    This in the many rides I have done is definitely one of the best ever as it is actually not a ride but a pure adventurous expedition. The riding is a minor component of the whole life experience to be utterly and uncompromisingly into the Big Wild. You have to be willing and prepared to get lost in this immense wild... Read all
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  • Border to Coast trail
    September 2021 Adele aged 67
    A really good ride and I felt that it compares well to rides around the world. A good selection of horses for different abilities: the ride is not technically difficult, but is fairly fast. The scenery is amazing, and the beach at Borth is perfect for long gallops.
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