Uruguay is classic gaucho country and also has some of the world’s finest unspoiled beaches. Though small by South American standards, it is about the size of Great Britain. The country has a very low rate of crime and the people are unusually friendly and hospitable. The delicious locally raised beef, fresh sea food and vegetables are first class and the local wines are pleasurable to drink. All of these factors combine to make riding on the beach in Uruguay a spectacular vacation.
The production of beef cattle has given the area its greatest economic strength and the environment is ideal for raising them. Horseback riding is as integral part of the Uruguayan culture as raising cattle is big business, and the gauchos still depend heavily on horses to move the cows. Riding is taken for granted here almost like walking is in some parts of the world. The Criollo horses are ideal for the terrain and will carry you comfortably through the hill country of the interior as you join the gauchos working the cattle and along the famous beaches of the coast.
The long Atlantic coastline with its clear, unpolluted water is a haven for marine animals like dolphins, whales and seals as well as fish and birds.These beaches have the tremendous advantage over the French and Spanish Mediterranean of being uncrowded and tranquil with long stretches ideal for riding.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!