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

  • Crossing the Andes at Aconcagua
    January 2024 HILARY aged 35
    I had a wonderful trip! Can’t wait for another!!
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  • Coast to Coast Ride
    January 2023 Stephen aged 66
    A fun way to see many aspects of the country. We generally rode for 2-3 hours per day, one day was about 4 hours total. This is not a wilderness trip, most riding is along streets and country roads, with a little time along trails or on the beach. The horses were responsive and fun to ride. Lots of chances for... Read all
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  • Volcanoes and Haciendas
    December 2022 ALEXANDRA aged 47
    This ride had so many incredibly wonderful facets to it. Firstly, there was the warm welcome by the hosts on this grand, dairy working farm. The majestic splendour of the hacienda and its old-world charm delighted at every turn; equestrian touches which were thoughtful and sophisticated. It was difficult to peel... Read all
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  • Coast to Coast Ride
    December 2021 Veronica aged 47
    Costa Rica is by far one of the top 3 most incredible countries I visited and doing it on a horse is truly magical! The horses are fairly small here but incredibly powerful!! I have never seen so much energy packed into such small horses!! There are some sensational spots on the Coast to Coast ride on the Pacific side... 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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  • 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