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Riding in Argentina Added adventure

from rides along Andean trails, to joining a polo game near the capital or riding with the gauchos

Argentina offers some of the best and most varied riding in Latin America - you can play polo, ride with the gauchos, ford rivers, or gallop across the pampas plains. The riding is suited to both experienced and beginner riders.

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Itinerary summary

The Pampas

Almost all estancias in the flat and fertile plains around Buenos Aires have horses, many have their own polo fields, and day rides are always possible.

Foothills of the Andes

For truly varied pace and terrain the Andean foothills have it all. From the steppe around Calafate, where a far-off glacier is not an unusual sight, to the beech forests of the Lake District or the rushing rivers and high mountain passes around Mendoza, sure-footed horses will take you deep into the valleys and hills in a way that no other form of transport can, while still allowing you the freedom to appreciate spectacular scenery. Mildest from December to April.

Northern Argentina

Several estancias and country hotels offer very good riding near Córdoba, which is a short flight from Buenos Aires yet with a gentler climate. Further north, whether riding through multicoloured rocks around Salta or Humahuaca or in the steamier sub-tropical forests of Misiones, the horse is a valued partner.

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Accommodation options

In the following section you will see our suggested options for possible accommodation.

The Pampas - $250-450 per day

  • El Ombú de Areco image
    El Ombú de Areco - A family owned estancia about 1.5 hours from Buenos Aires, near the historic town of San Antonio de Areco. Riding and carriage rides around the farm are available to all guests and more experienced riders are welcome to ride with the gauchos.
  • Estancia El Rosario de Areco image
    Estancia El Rosario de Areco - A family owned and run estancia in the historic town of San Antonio de Areco, about 1.5 hours from Buenos Aires, and one of the best places to learn to play polo.
  • Estancia Las Viboras image
    Estancia Las Viboras - A working estancia close to the historic town of Dolores, about 3 hours from Buenos Aires. Being one of the largest estates in southern Buenos Aires province there are excellent opportunities to go on long rides and to help the gauchos with farm activities.

Foothills of the Andes - $375-450 per day

  • Estancia Nibepo Aike image
    Estancia Nibepo Aike - a small family run working estancia, 56km from Calafate on the shores of Brazo Sur lake. Riding around the ranch and up into the hills, for views to the famous Perito Moreno glacier, is one of the activities available to guests.
  • Peuma Hue image
    Peuma Hue - a family-run lodge about 30 minutes from Bariloche, set in 500 acres, with 2 miles of lake shore, and surrounded by pristine forests, mountains, creeks and waterfalls. Riding is one of the many activities and you are welcome to visit the stables.

Northern Argentina - $350-700 per day

  • Estancia Los Potreros image
    Estancia Los Potreros - a 6,000 acre working estancia about an hour from Córdoba that has remained in the same Anglo-Argentine family for 4 generations. Riding is the main activity and is suited to all levels. You can help the gauchos, go on a trail ride, or play polo - always a highlight.
  • Rincon del Socorro image
    Rincon del Socorro - this former cattle ranch is set in 12,000 hectares. It is about 3½ hours south of Posadas on the edge of the Iberá wetlands. Ride across wide open plains and swim through rivers in search of wildlife and the many bird species.

As a fully bonded and very experienced Tour Operator, we can help you plan and book your perfect trip to Argentina.


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