Uruguay is a wonderfully tranquil and relatively unexplored destination, offering sandy beaches, colonial towns, coastal reserves, grassy plains and cattle ranches. Away from dynamic capital Montevideo, discover the beautiful province Rocha, famous for its pristine white sand beaches, azure shores and lagoons. Canter across unspoilt beaches, through palm groves and over the famous shifting dunes, stopping for relaxing picnics on cool forest tracks. Take guided mobile trails, riding spirited Criollos from estancia to estancia, trotting to the sound of colourful birds and discovering a wealth of natural wonder in the wetlands or simply take self-guided day rides on the beach on hired horses, trying to spot dolphins, sea lions and whales.
Away from the coast, experience horseback riding under the big sky of Uruguay’s vineyard and farm clad interior, where endless fields spread out like oceans. Learn to ride like a gaucho on one of the large estancia, amidst the fertile rolling grasslands. These holidays cater for all levels and abilities, and are suitable for solo travellers, groups and families. Many riding tours include visits to historic Portuguese forts, and rural villages allowing you to engage with friendly local communities, learning their vibrant history and traditions.
A Uruguay riding holiday is an adventure in a peaceful unsullied landscape, with an ideal climate.