Luxury horse riding vacations
If you or your children love horseback riding or want to give it a go on vacation, we have a host of ideas that will give you the chance to live the life of a cowboy, gallop through the waves on a white sandy beach, or just take a few riding lessons somewhere seriously unexpected.
Our travel specialists share their favorite riding experiences.
Chase down the horizon on horseback cheek to jowl with a dazzle of zebra. Keep pace with the great wildebeest migration as it surges across the Serengeti or watch unnoticed as a cheetah hunt unfolds. Africa’s sweeping landscapes are an open invitation if you seek the thrill of viewing wildlife from your saddle. Whatever your ability, a riding safari will get you deeper into the wilderness than any game drive.
Castello di Reschio
Located just within the Umbrian border, Castello di Reschio, a recently-renovated grand estate, offers guests a slice of timeless Italy. Find yourself in the Tuscan hills by Andalusian horseback, indulge in homemade produce, or simply unwind by the pool.
Canterbury and the West Coast, New Zealand
Nestled in the pristine Ahuriri Valley in New Zealand’s South Island, you will find The Lindis. New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge has been created for you to unwind and relax while taking in the surrounding idyllic setting.
Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana
Mashatu is situated on the very edge of the iconic Kalahari Desert where water is its most precious resource. The lodges close proximity to water and thick vegetation means a large density of birds and animals, offering a fantastic safari experience.
The Lodge at Blue Sky
Utah, The Southwest, United States of America
Located on 3,500 acres of untamed private ranch land, The Lodge at Blue Sky, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, offers endless opportunity for outdoor adventure and relaxation for families and couples a like.
Waterberg, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa
Ant’s Nest, the sister lodge to Ant’s Hill, is the original homestead in the beautiful Waterberg Mountains, run by Ant and Tessa Baber, who have been offering relaxed and exciting riding safaris in this spectacular area for many years.
Makgadikgadi Pans, Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana
Run by Uncharted Africa Safaris, the simple and rustic little Camp Kalahari is found in the incredible Makgadikgadi Pans, and offers guests the chance to explore the vast and ever-changing moonscape of the pans by vehicle, on horseback or on foot.
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Part of the Baillie Lodges collection, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is set in a breathtaking location in the heart of the forest, within a stone's throw of spectacular wildlife viewing, superb walking and a host of unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Desert Homestead offers a wonderful base from which to explore the Namib-Naukluft area, and focuses on exploring the area on horseback; with a super stable of horses, it’s a lovely way to experience this corner of Namibia.
Estancia La Bamba
The Pampas, Argentina
Estancia La Bamba is ideally located only 120km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampas. La Bamba is one of the most upscale colonial estancias near Buenos Aires and is steeped in history and tradition.
Estancia Los Potreros
Estancia Los Potreros is a family-run, working cattle ranch in the Sierras Chicas hills, north-west of Cordoba in the heart Argentina. It is a superb destination for horse riding, farm experiences and polo and offers a truly authentic estancia experience.
Laikipia, Masai Mara & Nairobi
Astonishing wildlife, limitless landscapes and once in a life-time experiences. This adventure in Kenya is a sensational combination for travelers who enjoy the finer things in life. We’ve hand selected some of the very best luxury camps to make sure every aspect of the trip promises an unparalleled experience, coupled with seamless service. Top...
Family Fun in Uruguay
Buenos Aires, Carmelo & Jose Ignacio
Uruguay remains relatively unknown as a vacation destination. But with its laid-back charm, colonial towns, rolling countryside, estancias and fashionable beach scene, it is South America's best kept secret, and a relaxed, safe and ideal destination for families.
Epic Highlights of Patagonia
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Torres del Paine & Santiago
This 10-night adventure through Argentina and Chile will take you to the depths of Patagonia, where you can hike and ride to your heart's content surrounded by dramatic peaks and sweeping landscapes. Top and tail with a stay in the country's capitals, boasting gastronomic delights, buzzing streets and a rich dose of culture.
Botswana Riding Safari
Gallop into the wild on this journey across Botswana’s wildernesses. A riding safari boasts encounters that cannot be had on foot or by vehicle. Watch elephants ford the waterways of the Okavango, unnoticed on horseback. Admire the sweeping desert and endless views of the Kalahari as you traverse the grasslands of Botswana’s deserts. For riders,...
Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Argentine Patagonia, Las Pampas
With the vast grasslands of the Pampas and the rugged trails of Patagonia, Argentina is rich in riding country. Saddle up and launch yourself into this enchanting wilderness on your trusty steed. Soak up the wide-open landscapes, breathe in the fresh country air and prepare for well-earned gourmet fare when you return to your hotel each evening....
Perfect Pairings: Jackson Hole & Yellowstone
United States of America
Saddle up and discover the road less traveled on this bespoke trip through rugged mountain adventures and remote luxury retreats. This absolute perfect pairing brings you the best of Jackson Hole and the iconic Yellowstone National Park, but with unique and exclusive offerings taking this trip to the next level. Hike and ride your way through this...
Perfect Pairings: Seville & Rural Andalucia
Delve into the vibrant seduction of Seville as you discover its deepest roots before diving headfirst into the glorious beauty of the countryside. Wind your way through Seville’s captivating streets soaking up life as a local whilst exploring the lesser-known corners on bespoke tours. Let peace and tranquillity wash over you as you submerge in the...
Otavalo, Amazon, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cuenca, Guayaquil
One of the most diverse nations on the planet, tiny Ecuador not only straddles the equator but includes the mighty Andes, steamy Amazon and nine national parks. This Ecuadorian odyssey offers an amazing variety of landscapes and experiences. Enjoy the colonial charms of Quito and Cuenca, explore the rainforest, bird, and wildlife of the Amazon,...