Explorers have long used horses to discover unfamiliar landscapes and many of our adventures provide an opportunity to experience this traditional form of exploration. Rides are generally short, under two hours, with the primary focus to experience the surroundings from horseback. Guides are experienced cowboys or caballeros and the animals are well taken care of. In many rural destinations horses continue to be a major source of transportation and culture. Exploring a forest or countryside by horseback is a fun and exciting way to interact with the local nature and culture.
A horseback ride is often combined with another activity or experience to make a full day. Ride in the morning or afternoon depending on the trip. On a typical ride you would not be in the saddle longer than two hours before taking a break to stretch. Longer rides may include a picnic lunch along the way. Many of our itineraries offer horseback riding as an optional activity to enjoy during your free time. If you are especially interested in exploring by horseback please let our staff know.
No experience is necessary ride horses, simply a sense of adventure and a sturdy back end. While physical requirements are modest you will enjoy your ride more if you are in decent physical condition. Horseback riding can be difficult for people with back conditions.