Destinations

About Equestrian Travel

EquitrekkingTravel.com features riding vacations for all skill levels and interests that can include your non-horsey companion. Below are many of the equestrian vacations we’ve experienced as we’ve traveled to film the Emmy winning Equitrekking TV show on PBS. Equitrekking Travel’s featured riding holidays include trail riding, cross country, dressage training and show jumping, inn to inn horse vacations, castle stays in Ireland, dude and guest ranches, horse safaris for families, groups or singles and more. This video preview gives you a taste of your options and let’s you meet some of the local guides, whom you may have seen on the Equitrekking TV series.

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All Destinations

Bulgaria Horseback Riding Vacations

Bulgaria

Ride long canters over open spaces and gently undulating terrain, visit monasteries and see some of the fascinating sights of this historic country.

 

Argentina - Estancia Los Potreros

Argentina

A beautiful estancia vacation offering daily horseback rides across the pampas and the chance to play a few polo chukkas. This is the land of the horse where the culture of the gaucho is strong and where children still go to school on horseback.

 

Argentina - Polo Vacations & Holidays

Argentina

A variety of polo vacation options available in Argentina from informal 'stick and balling', to learn to play polo weeks and experienced player weeks to improve your game with the pros!

 

Brazil Pantanal Horseback Riding Vacation

Brazil

Horseback ride Brazil's Pantanal, one the largest wetlands in the world. Experience the amazing diversity of exotic birds and wildlife, as you visit cattle ranches and fazendas and ride through the Pantanal's unique floodplain ecosystem.

 

Brazil Horseback Riding Holidays in Bahia

Brazil

Horseback ride on the beaches of Brazil on this exotic equestrian vacation. Visit palm-fringed coasts, tropical beaches and quaint towns and villages in Bahia, known for its diverse terrain and authentic villages.

 

Tanzania Luxury Horse Safari

Mugumu, Tanzania

Luxury horseback safaris with Singita with first rate horses and world class game viewing. Situated on an exclusive use concession in the Serengeti, experience Africa’s most exclusive luxury lodges ideally positioned on the epic migratory route traversed annually by two million wildebeest.

 

France - Loire Chateau to Chateau Riding Vacation

France

Ride from chateau to chateau on this France riding holiday in the Loire Valley. Overnight in elegant small family run hotels converted from chateaux and ancestral homes. Enjoy gourmet picnics of local delicacies and elegant candle-lit dinners with fine cuisine.

 

Galway Riding Holidays in Ireland

County Clare, Ireland

Experience Ireland’s castles, pubs and history from a 300-year-old farmhouse near the River Shannon or take a progressive trail riding vacation through the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic Coast.

 

Peru Horse Riding Vacations & Machu Picchu

Peru

Peru horse riding vacations high in the Andes Mountains through the Sacred Valley, to Cusco and Machu Picchu. These riding holidays combine colorful mountain culture, historic Inca ruins and stunning scenery.

 

Romania Horse Riding Vacations

Romania

Romania riding vacations through the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains to medieval villages in Transylvania, UNESCO sites, and through endless hills, meadows and open areas great for cantering. Get to know the locals on this authentic riding tour.

 

Israel Horse Riding Vacations

Israel

Israel Horse Riding Vacations to discover the best of Israel on a horseback tour from the hills of Galilee to the Jordan River to Jerusalem. Combine riding with historical sites, meeting local people, and culinary delights.

 

South Africa Horse Safari- Ants Lodges

South Africa

Customized horse riding safaris in South Africa at two different upscale lodges located on their own private game reserve in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. All levels of riders are welcome, as safaris are flexible and personalized.

 

Portugal Horseback Riding Vacations

Alentejo, Portugal

Portugal Horseback Riding Vacations along the wildly beautiful Alentejo coast. Horseback ride on beaches and visit historic whitewashed villages on Lusitano horses.

 

France Countryside Riding Vacations

Vienne, France

Riding vacations in the beautiful French countryside in Vienne, a historic region in west central France. There a variety of itineraries, including center based riding vacations and farmhouse or inn to inn riding holidays. Riding lessons and trail rides on old Roman trails to rural French villages.

 

Jordan Horse Riding Holidays

Jordan

Jordan Horse Riding Holidays through the Wadi Rum Desert on Arabian horses. Camp out under the stars, visit Petra, snorkel in Aqaba and more on this horse adventure in the Middle East. 

 

France Chateau Chazelles Riding Holidays

Haute Loire, France

Horse riding in France at Château Chazelles in Haute Loire, the beautiful south of the Auvergne. Riding holidays mix Medieval villages, French food and scenery in an untouristy area.

 

Italy Mediterranean Coast Riding Vacation

Cilento National Park, Italy

South of Amalfi, immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle, eating beautiful food, drinking nice wines and horseback riding through rolling hills of olive trees and Mediterranean forests, to ancient villages and on the beach.

 

Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans Safari

Botswana, Africa

Ride the magical Makgadikgadi Pans, which looks like the surface of the moon and has amazing wildlife migrations. This is a great riding safari tour to combine with the Okavango Delta. In the wet season, ride with herds of zebra and wildebeest and interact with meerkats year round. A fantastic horse-riding safari.

 

Catalonia Spain Horseback Riding Vacation

Catalonia, Spain

Inn to inn and stationary horse riding holidays in Spain through stunning mountains, medieval villages and pristine beaches on Andalusian and Spanish horses in the heart of Catalonia, not far from Barcelona. Lots to do for non-riding companions.

 

Namibia Horseback Riding Vacation

Namibia, Africa

A Namibia horse riding journey in the dramatic desert and wilderness. 5-10 nights rides across the deserts and mountains - fast pace African horse safaris for experienced fit riders only.   

 

Horseback Riding in Tuscany - Equestrian Vacation

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany horseback riding in the romantic Chianti Hills of from a 400-year-old farmhouse. Good food and wine, abbeys, castles, Romanesque churches and medieval villages. Single travelers welcome.

 

Australia Bush & Beach

Southeast Queensland, Australia

Horse riding vacations in Australia cantering along the beach, through tropical rainforest trails and into the wonderful Australian bush to muster cattle with your guide, Olympian Alex Watson. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley called this riding vacation a “rip-snorter." You will be amazed at the scenery and wildlife. Open to beginning and experienced riders.

 

Botswana Limpopo Valley Horse Safari

Botswana

Botswana Limpopo Valley Horse Safari in the Tuli Block, an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south. If you want to view elephants, wildebeest and other wildlife, then these horseback safaris are for you!

 

Ecuador Horseback Riding - Volcanoes and Haciendas

Ecuador

Horseback riding Ecuador! Visit colonial haciendas, ride the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", Cotopaxi Volcano, and get to know the culture and people of Ecuador. Stay nights at colorful and historic haciendas.

 

Spain Coast Equestrian Training & Trail Riding

Andalucia, Spain

Experience the ultimate Andalucian riding experience in a part of Spain untouched by much of the modern world. If you love to ride through beautiful scenery, gallop along miles of deserted, golden sandy beaches, and explore the sweet smelling natural pine forests that run along the Costa de la Luz (coast of light), then this is the holiday for you. 

 

South Africa Horse Safaris

South Africa & Botswana, Africa

South Africa Horse Safaris based on a fifth generation ranch that's great for families. Varied horse riding experiences for all levels of rider, allowing for game viewing, cattle mustering, swimming with your horse, polocrosse, western games and jumping. Includes combining South Africa and Botswana horseback safaris.

 

Chile: Estancia to Estancia & Patagonia Horse Treks

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Horse riding Patagonia tour with quality guides and diverse itineraries. Ride from estancia to estancia or camp in Torres del Paine with unforgettable landscapes. Featured in the IMAX movie Ride around  the WorldThe Sunday Times, GQ Magazine, Trail Magazine, Le Figaro and Endurance Magazine.

 

Argentina Horse Riding Estancia

Neuquén, Argentina

Argentina estancia vacation- Ride alongside gauchos with opportunities to work cattle at a family owned Argentina ranch. Horse ride the foothills of the Andes, venture into Lanin National Park or try your hand at helping the gauchos as they work cattle.

 

Botswana Okavango Horse Safari

Botswana, Africa

Voted Best Horse Safari in Africa two years in a row! Ride with a herd of giraffe or zebra across the plains, track elephant or buffalo from island to island, cantering and splashing through lagoons of Botswana's Okavango Delta.

 

Costa Rica Horse Riding Vacations

Costa Rica

Horseback riding in Costa Rica! Combine horse riding through misty cloud forests, rainforests teeming with wildlife, tropical mangrove swamps and beaches with ocean kayaking, snorkelling, a canopy tour, and nature hikes.

 

Mexico Horse Vacation - Ranch Holidays

Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Horseback riding vacations from a hacienda in the colonial town of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Take advantage of amazing weather, quality horses, authentic Mexican cuisine and beverages and relaxation during this all inclusive equestrian vacation.

 

Uruguay Beach & Coastal Trail Riding Holiday

Montevideo, Uruguay

Beach and coastal trail riding vacations in Uruguay. Start in Montevideo and ride pristine beaches, emerald shores and a network of lagoons to coastal hills, sand dunes and pine forests.

 

Castle Leslie Ireland Equestrian Vacations

Glaslough, Ireland

Stay at one of Ireland’s great castles still inhabited by its eccentric founding family and enjoy a dream equestrian vacation: Cross country course, indoor jumping arena, gentle countryside hacks, riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders, fine cuisine, cooking classes, the spa and fishing.

 

Kerry Ireland Horse Vacation - Mountains & Beach

Killarney, Ireland

Explore Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry with its lakes, mountains and golden sandy beaches on a six night or two night riding vacation, staying in B&B's and small hotels to experience life in this stunning area of Ireland.

 

Mount Juliet Ireland Equestrian Vacations

Thomastown, Ireland

Experience horse riding, golf, the spa and more at one of Ireland’s oldest standing sporting estates. Special lessons in flatwork, jumping and cross-country, fox hunting in Ireland and more.

 

Iceland Horse Riding Vacations

Various Locations, Iceland

Ride strong Viking horses throughout Iceland on short or long equestrian vacations that mix horse riding with Iceland’s top sights including the Golden Circle and cultural immersion adventures like horse round-ups and horse drives.