Horse Riding Holidays in Uruguay

Discover Uruguay’s endless coastline and untouched interior on horseback as you ride like a gaucho, staying at traditional estancias and charming seaside guesthouses. Although often overlooked by its larger neighbours Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay has become something of an undiscovered gem for horse riding in Latin America so you can experience authentic gaucho culture alongside the pristine beaches, and varied scenery. How many week-long horse riding holidays are able to offer riding along beaches, through wetlands and tropical palm groves?


Estancia Beach Trail

9 days / 8 nights / 7 days riding

Ride on deserted beaches, over shifting sand dunes through tropical palm groves, and protected wetlands while you spot shipwrecks and marine life such as dolphins, whales and seals on this diverse riding expedition across Uruguay. Further inland, youโ€™ll ride with the gauchos and practise your cattle driving skills at traditional estancias on Criollo horses before relaxing in the evening with excellent food and wine. An undiscovered gem in the heart of Latin America.

Uruguay means โ€˜River of the Painted Birdsโ€™ in the local Guarani language and this horse riding holiday takes you through traditional estancias, wetlands reserve and along the beaches of the Atlantic ocean. Discover the land of the gaucho and his versatile horse – the Criollo – whilst experiencing the thrill of driving cattle. Marvel at the variety of landscapes that you pass through and try to spot dolphins and sea lions along the coastline.