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Argentina is the ideal place for horse lovers to take a trip. Horse riding holidays in Argentina allow visitors to see this South American country from a different perspective.
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Horseback Riding Tours in Argentina

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Argentina, Chile
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Mathias B.
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Crossing the Andes Chile and Argentina
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Argentina, Chile
From the snow-capped volcanoes of the Chilean Andes, through a pass in Icalma, to the open valleys of the Argentinean pampas...
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Basic
Riding expeditions
Argentina
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Liza B.
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Horseriding Tour in Northern Patagonian Andes (Short)
5.0 (5)
Argentina
This 3 day horseriding vacation includes three days of guided trail rides in the stunning Lago Puelo National Park in northern...
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Midscale
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dario G.
5.0 (2)
Ranch Lifestyle
5.0 (2)
Argentina
These horseback rides will take you through unique and unforgettable places. We work closely with two very special Estancias...
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Basic+
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dario G.
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Cultural Adventure
5.0 (2)
Argentina
Words cannot explain the beauty of Salta. High in the mountains at more than 3,000 meters above sea level, there is a rich...
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Basic+
Sightseeing tours
Argentina
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Klaus L.
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Riding on an Argentinian Authentic Cattle Ranch
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Argentina
Argentina – the melting pot of culture, the land of the gauchos, mesmerising countryside, the finest beef and some of the...
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Upscale
Training tours
Argentina
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Marcos L.
4.5 (2)
Polo Holiday
4.5 (2)
Argentina
Experience the opportunity to engage in polo amidst members of an Argentine polo family. Enjoy mornings filled with stick and...
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Midscale
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Liza B.
5.0 (5)
Horseriding Holiday in Patagonian Andes
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Argentina
This 5 day horseriding vacation will include 3 night´s accommodation with breakfast included and 2 night camping in the...
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BasicMidscale
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Katrin H.
5.0 (7)
Lerma Valley and Calchaqui Valley
5.0 (7)
Argentina
Our ride starts in the Lerma Valley, a rich land of vibrant colours. Along the way, we will come across the many rivers that...
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UpscalePremium
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dario G.
5.0 (2)
Authentic Holidays in the Andes
5.0 (2)
Argentina
Crossing the Andes on horseback is an unforgettable and incomparable adventure. We offer a unique program: small groups that...
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Mountain tours
Argentina, Chile
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Katrin H.
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Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile
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Argentina, Chile
On this long and demanding journey, we ride among imposing mountains, such as Mount Aconcagua (6,959 m), discovering glaciers...
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Basic
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Katrin H.
5.0 (7)
Traslasierra Valley to Mountain Range Los Gigantes
5.0 (7)
Argentina
The tour we ride during this riding holiday connects different places where we find some of the rich heritage by the Jesuits...
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Mountain tours
Argentina
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Katrin H.
5.0 (7)
Around the Traslasierra Valley
5.0 (7)
Argentina
You enjoy a pleasant and quiet stay at the colonial Estancia where you participate in the daily half and full day-rides on our...
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Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dominik M.
5.0 (10)
Alto Chubut Ride
5.0 (10)
Argentina
During this trip to Argentina, you will have the opportunity to witness the stunning scenery of Patagonia. Accompanied by a...
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BasicMidscalePremium
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Federico Z.
5.0 (8)
Andes Crossing to the Chilean Border
5.0 (8)
Argentina
This tour provides the right balance between rest and relaxation, with a lot of action and adventure during the traverse by...
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Basic
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Federico Z.
5.0 (8)
Andes Crossing - Duck-pass
5.0 (8)
Argentina
The Andes Crossing Expedition on horseback is a profoundly emotional experience, owed not only to the grandeur of the...
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Basic
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Federico Z.
5.0 (9)
Andes Crossing from Argentina to Chile
5.0 (9)
Argentina
Embark on an unforgetable journey that brings you through a forgotten land of astonishing beauty, evoking the sensation of...
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Basic
Training tours
Argentina
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Marcos L.
4.5 (2)
Polo and Horse Back Riding Weekend
4.5 (2)
Argentina
Immerse yourself in the world of polo within an Argentine polo family.  Enjoy morning stick and ball sessions with experienced...
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Midscale
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Katrin H.
5.0 (7)
Quebrada de Humahuaca
5.0 (7)
Argentina
Horseback riding in these valleys and river gorges is like riding through history. Our surefooted Peruvian horses allow us to...
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BasicUpscalePremium
Mountain tours
Argentina
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Katrin H.
5.0 (7)
The Calchaqui Valley
5.0 (7)
Argentina
The northwest of Argentina is a region with ancient traditions and amazing landscapes.  We ride our Peruvian Paso horses...
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Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dominik M.
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Glamping in the Andes Holiday
5.0 (10)
Argentina
This is a four-day adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Northern Patagonia. You will be accommodated in a family project...
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Mountain tours
Argentina
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Dominik M.
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Glamping in the Andes: Riding Holidays
5.0 (10)
Argentina
Experience an authentic Patagonian adventure with a three-day horseback riding trip in our refuge and the Alto Chubut valley...
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About Argentina

History of Horseback Riding in Argentina

Horse riding in Argentina has strong roots in the gauchos, who had their heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries. Often referred to as the cowboy of the Pampas (a region of grasslands in South America), gauchos were a social class of wandering horsemen. Most of them had mixed Native South American and European ancestry.

Gauchos are still around today, and they often assist in horseback riding adventures, showing tourists how the horsemen of the past used to do things.

Along with the deep history and culture of the gauchos, Argentina’s culture of horses has a profound love for the game of polo. The sport originated in Asia around 2000 BC, and it was brought to Argentina in the 19th century by Englishmen who had discovered the game in India.

The first Argentinian polo match took place in 1875. Back then, it was mostly played by British aristocrats, but polo clubs became increasingly popular, and the Federación Argentina de Polo was established in 1921, causing more and more native players to join in.

They were eventually invited to European tournaments, where they brought back a trophy. Argentina’s stellar polo status was cemented when the country beat the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1924 Olympic Games. With horses so prevalent in its history, it is no wonder Argentina excelled at the sport.

Gauchos, polo, and all things equine continue to be a major part of Argentina’s culture.

The Criollo

Argentina is well-known for the Criollo, a native horse breed in the country. These horses are considered by some to be the world’s most dependable horse. They are famous for their great endurance levels, which are linked to a low basal metabolism.

The criollo has its origins in 1535 when 100 stallions were brought from Spain to the Rio de la Plata in South America. Five years later, the Spaniards abandoned the area, leaving 12-45 horses. Left to themselves, the horses adapted. They became capable of living in extreme heat and cold, able to survive on little water and the dry grass of the Pampas.

Criollos make this destination unique among places to ride horses throughout the world. On your vacation, you’ll be able to get up close with these animals and see what makes them so special.

Horse Riding in Argentina

Horseback riding in Argentina provides many different kinds of adventures in nature. No matter your skill level, you can traverse the deep valleys and towering mountains. The Andes Mountain range divides Argentina and Chile, and the mountains in it grant visitors the opportunity to see majestic terrain unlike any other in the world.

On your equestrian experience, your itinerary will take you to thrilling sights such as the Tupungato volcano. Tupungato is one of the highest peaks in the Americas at 21,555 ft (6,570 m). Its Huarpe name fittingly translates to mean “viewing point of the stars”. This massive lava dome dates back to Pleistocene times, and it last erupted in 1987.

You can also see the Cordon del Plata Mountain range, a sub-range of the Andes. This range not too far from Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, has become more and more popular over the past several years as climbers and hikers use it to practice for their ascent of Aconcagua.

As you follow the trail, you may come upon the great Arenales Valley, which is surrounded by striking orange granite walls. This valley offers stunning views, and it’s one of the best places for climbing in central Argentina.

Mountains, valleys, and volcanoes aren’t the only views you’ll see. The Andes are home to nearly 600 species of mammals, 1,700 species of birds, and more than 600 species of reptiles. Some animals that are often spotted are guanaco, river ducks, and the Andean condor.

The guanaco is a species native to South America, closely related to llamas. It is one of the largest terrestrial mammals indigenous to South America.

Known as the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere, the Andean condor is a site to behold. It has a wingspan of up to 10 ft 10 in (3.3 m) and a weight of 33 lb (15 kg). Generally, it is considered the largest bird of prey in the world. If you’re lucky, you may just spot one of these beautiful creatures.

This beautiful country has a lot to offer, and a horse riding holiday is a wonderful way to see it all. Horse Tours Club offers worldwide horse riding tours, ensuring quality and safety for its customers. Book your Argentinian horseback tour through Horse Tours Club today!

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December, Janruary, February
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International Airports
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE), Jorge Newbery Airpark (AEP), Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport (COR)