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Top 10 riding vacations

Our travel specialists share their favorite riding experiences.

Riding across the African Plains, playing a spot of Polo on the Argentinian Pampas or even elephant riding in Thailand's Golden Triangle. Our travel specialists have hand-picked their favorite riding vacations to share with you.

An Asian adventure

Discover the legendary Golden Triangle at this fantastically luxurious tented camp of the same name, accessed by river boat and with a stunning location overlooking the Mekong River, on the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. It’s here where you can experience this wonderful area on the back of an elephant – a really unique and unforgettable experience.

Australian horseback adventure

Wolgan Valley is one of the most luxurious and beautiful resorts in Australia and you very much get the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. There is no better way to discover this stunning scenery than by horseback. A horse trek at Wolgan Valley will give you the most fantastic experience of seeing the Blue Mountains in all their glory.

Himalaya on horseback

Head to Kumaon in Northern India where you can spend three days wandering through local Himalayan villages on horseback. Each night, you will stop at a local village house which has been taken over and made exceptionally comfortable. Continue to a luxury Himalayan lodge to end your time in the mountains overlooking snow capped mountains whilst sipping Gin & Tonics.

Riding through orange groves

Visit stunning Seville and spend a few days exploring the winding streets and amazing Alcazar before escaping to the Andalucian countryside. Once there, explore the rolling plains on horseback, it is a really stunning landscape.

Mountains and Lakes

Tipiliuke is a superbly run historic estancia at the foot of the Andes in Argentina’s northern Lake District. Enjoy unique horse rides through breathtaking big sky country reminiscent of the American West, past meandering rivers and valleys, while condors wheel over head. Tipiliuke is also renowned for its incredible fly-fishing and excellent home cooked cuisine.

Out of Africa

Kenya, with its wide open plains, is truly beautiful. Horseback is the most wonderful way to explore it, ride alongside zebra and giraffe, across the grasslands and through acacia woodland. Choose to stay in a mobile camp or a private home and enjoy some of the most stunning game viewing you will find anywhere.

Polo on the Pampas

Argentina, the home of Polo, is the perfect place for a riding vacation with a difference. Visit one of Argentina’s most famous Estancias to try your hand at the game or see how it’s really done by the professionals at the polo championships. You could even combine it with a Tango lesson in Buenos Aires to complete your Argentine experience in style.

Riding in Rajasthan

The boutique Mihir Garh is owned by one of the keenest horsemen in Rajasthan and is therefore the ideal place for an active vacation in style. Ride one of the famous ‘Marwari’ horses through the countryside to visit a local village before returning to the luxury of the hotel to watch the spectacular sunset.

Across the Okavango

Botswana offers some of the most beautiful scenery on earth and what better way to discover it than from horseback or elephantback. Ride alongside zebra and giraffe, across flood plains and grasslands and bed down at a choice of three stunning camps in the African wilderness.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation

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