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Argentina to Chile, Across the Andes

These rides start from Estancia Huechahue, a working estancia in the Northern Patagonian Lake District of Argentina and follow a route across the Andes, ending north east of Pucon in the Chilean Lake District at Puente Basas, about 60kms (37 miles) from Pucon. They are organised by Jane Williams, who owns Estancia Huechahue, in conjunction with experienced Chilean guides and are a wonderful way to...

Argentina ~ Cordoba, Estancia Los Potreros

Estancia Los Potreros is a 6,000 acre working cattle farm in the Province of Cordoba, north west of Buenos Aires. The farm has been owned by an Anglo-Argentine family for four generations though it was inhabited long before that, as far back as the 1600's when mules bred at Los Potreros were used to carry silver from mines in Peru. Los Potreros is open to guests throughout the year (except in May)...

Argentina ~ Corrientes, Estancia La Rosita & Gaucho Rides

The province of Corrientes, home to Estancia La Rosita, lies to the north of Buenos Aires. Surrounded by the great Parana and Uruguay rivers, it is the heart of the traditional 'gaucho' country. Stays at La Rosita are flexible; the estancia is open year round and there is lots to do from rides out through the pampa, lagoons, forest and sand dunes to cattle work, fishing, polo and swimming. Between...

Argentina ~ Jakob Von Plessen's Argentine Adventure

This ride takes you to the heart of Argentina on a uniquely personal trip that explores the Patagonian Andes. It has been put together by Argentinian-raised Jakob von Plessen who has spent several years guiding riding safaris in Kenya. This has given him the experience to produce a remarkable adventure with an eye for detail. From Buenos Aires you fly south to the Argentine Lake District and climb...

Argentina ~ Patagonia, Andesluna

There is little in Argentina to beat Patagonia and here, just south of Bariloche, you can immerse yourself in its unadulterated, picturesque and natural best. Elevated plains and crystal clear rivers surrounded by rocky peaks with endless views; native forest of lenga beech and ñire (southern beech), rough, open grassland where you might spot guanaco, red deer, armadillo and huge Condors so...

Argentina ~ Patagonia, Estancia Huechahue

Family owned estancias - large farms and estates - some of which were established as far back as the 17th Century, have long been the backbone of Argentine country life. Today, as well as farming, many estancias open their doors to guests and a stay at one of these is a wonderful opportunity to experience Argentina’s traditional way of living, as well as its lovely countryside, fantastic hor...

Brazil

These rides take place in Coxilha Rica, a high plateau in the interior of the Southern state of Santa Catarina, a beautiful, diverse landscape and the heart of gaucho territory. The rides follow routes riding from fazenda (ranch) to fazenda and you are welcomed by friendly, music loving gauchos and their agile criollo horses. Rolling hills of open grassland and forested valleys stretch for miles a...

Chile ~ Patagonia, Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park is home to some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. The granite towers of the Paine Massif dominate the surrounding Patagonian plains and grey blue glaciers flow down from the southern ice cap, cutting their way through immense mountains before crumbling into turquoise lakes. Waterfalls tumble from granite cliffs and condors soar over the snow capped peaks as...

Chile ~ Patagonian Frontier

South of Puerto Montt and nestled between the Andean Cordillera and the Pacific Ocean, the Puelo Valley is the Chilean gateway to Patagonia, an area of 1 million square miles that straddles the Chilean - Argentine border as it plunges south to Tierra del Fuego. It is the beginning of the fabled land of fjords, snow-capped volcanoes, hanging glaciers, roaring milky-blue rivers, green forested hills...

Ecuador

These rides take you to Ecuador's famous Avenue of Volcanoes, up to its high Andean grasslands and to its prestigious colonial haciendas. You will ride in the shadow of the giant volcanic peaks of Cayambe and Cotopaxi, see the brightly clothed Indian farmers and shepherds who tend flocks of sheep and llamas in the hills, join colourful Ecuadorian cowboys herding cattle into sheltered valleys and v...

Peru

The legendary ruins of Machu Picchu, fabled lost city of the Incas, and pure-bred Peruvian Paso horses, the mount of the Conquistador. A magical combination. Starting from a farm in the heart of the Sacred Valley at about 8,500 feet, the Sacred Valley Ride follows a route across the Urubamba River, up through mountain pasture where smiling Quecha Indian children herd sheep and cattle, to highlan...

Uruguay

A small South American country that is unexpectedly diverse, Uruguay has fertile rolling grasslands that are ideal for cattle farming, large estancias where gauchos and horses continue to play a major role in day to day life, a wonderful coastline of unspoilt, sandy beaches and, overall, superb and varied riding country. Taking you across a variety of these large estancias, over sand dunes and des...