Whether you're an expert on horses or if you just want to take a short ride to get a new perspective of the landscape around you, we have horseback rides for everyone.

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Here's a list of the best tours with Horseback Riding in their activities. To see the full list, visit our Tours in Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a way of going on excursions across the country, of course, riding a horse. Since these excursions may last several days, mules or extra horses are usually taken, as well as a complete equipment with everything a rider may need.
This activity was born from the ancient need of moving from one place to another, which made people spent their holidays on the back of a horse. Riders use their own saddles or the ones provided by the organization with which the expedition is booked. The excursions can be made in groups guided by specialized operators, or also independently.

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Horseback Riding in Chile

Chile's geography offers different landscapes and climates:from the Elqui Valley in the 'Small North' to Torres del Paine National Park in Magallanes. The alternatives range from short trips in beaches, camp sites, and parks, to week long expeditions in remote areas, with great tourist attractions.
For riding in beaches and campsites, the tour must be hired in the same location and it is charged per hour or per distance. In general. the terms are agreed with the owners of the horses. For excursions in parks it is highly recommended to hire a guide that knows the area in which the tour will take place. If you don't have a horse, book with an agency that offers tours on the area you want to, and make sure meals, accommodation, guides, and insurance are included.

Atacama Region and Altiplano

Central Area

  • Cajón del Maipo: Metropolitan Region. Foothills of the Andes. The service is offered on the road.
  • El Morado National Park : Metropolitan Region. 93 km. east of Santiago, road to Lo Valdés (Volcán river gulley).
  • Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary: Metropolitan Region. 25 km. east of Santiago, road to Farellones.
  • Río de Los Cipreses National Reserve: VI Region. 140 km southeast of Santiago and 50 km. east of Rancagua.
  • Altos del Lircay National Reserve: VII Region. 66 km. east of Talca.

Northern Patagonia

  • Villarrica National Park: IX Region.
  • Pucón: IX Region.
  • Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park: X Region.

Southern Patagonia

  • Torres del Paine National Park: XII Region.


These are some of the recommendations we have for you to go horseback riding in Chile:


Horseback riding is an activity that might be risky, whether you have experience or not. Because of this, it is highly recommendable to book your excursion with a reliable agency, with qualified guides, and whose tours include the proper insurances.
Also, you must choose a tour according to your personal capabilities. We recommed wearing a hat and sunscreen lotion, for prolonged sun exposure is dangerous.


Since horseback riding is an outdoor activity that occurs in direct contact with nature, it is necessary to have an environmentally friendly behavior. 

  • Do not litter. If you have garbage, take it with you. If you find garbage and are able to dispose of it properly, it will be greatly appreciated
  • Make fire only in designated areas
  • Do not take flora or fauna specimens with you
  • If possible, walk only on signposted paths
  • Do not scratch or paint rocks. No one needs to know you've been there


Horseback riding excursions are usually carried out by a tourism agency, which should provide all the necesary equipmet. Thus, you should only focus on clothing and accesories:

  • Adequate clothing
  • Jacket or poncho
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

When buying or renting your equipment, seek help from someone experienced, so that you choose the implements that best suit your needs. Before buying, you can rent your equipment until you are sure that you like this sport and you want to continue practicing it.



Terracota Excursiones
Agustinas 1547 Of .705, Santiago
Phone: (56-2) 696 10 97
Hostería Las Torres
Ruta 9 Norte, Km 387
Torres del Paine
Kawell Horseback Expeditions
La Vendimia 6710, Vitacura, Santiago
Phone: (56-2) 242 19 71 - (56-9) 9 991 6052


Complete Horse Riding Manual
William Micklem
Published: 2012
Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner's Guide
Charlie Hicks
Published: 2011


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