Horseback Riding Holidays | National Geographic Lodges

See incredible places from a different perspective, exploring on horseback. Saddle up and set out across Patagonia in the company of gauchos, join wranglers in Montana to discover mountain trails of the Rockies, or lead your steed through flowering hillsides on South Africa’s southernmost coast.

Mayo, Ireland

Ashford Castle

Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous countryside north of Galway.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

Bentwood Inn

With the Tetons rising on the horizon, the Snake River rushing past, and Jackson just a few miles down the road, the Bentwood Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast hewn from lodgepole pines that offers a quintessential Wyoming experience.

Western Cape, South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Built on a hillside where two oceans collide, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve captures the magic of South Africa’s Western Cape.

Big Sky, Montana, United States

Lone Mountain Ranch

Just north of Yellowstone National Park, in the mountains near Big Sky, a cluster of charming cabins hewn from lodgepole pine provide a cozy retreat—and a little piece of Montana's history—to those who come to explore the great wilderness of the West.

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Reserva do Ibitipoca

The lush Atlantic Forest meets a wild geology of quartzite caves and canyons at Reserva do Ibitipoca, a restored 18th-century farmhouse that celebrates age-old Brazilian culture—and the rich biomes that surround it.

British Columbia, Canada

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

A collection of cozy cabins and canvas tents hidden deep in the heart of British Columbia's cowboy country, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort offers a premier horseback riding experience as well as fly-fishing, kayaking, and miles of trails.

Western Montana Wilderness, United States

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Due south of Glacier National Park, in a secluded valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, the spirit of old Montana is alive and well.

Gobi, Mongolia

Three Camel Lodge

The Three Camel Lodge celebrates the traditions of Mongolia’s nomads while seeking to preserve its awe-inspiring surroundings.

Atacama Desert, Chile

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

Tierra Atacama is a sublime gateway to one of the most surreal places on the planet, where volcanoes and geysers meet vast salt flats and the local culture is vibrant and ancient.

Patagonia, Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

On the banks of Lake Sarmiento, looking out on Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia celebrates its majestic surroundings, while offering a space where relaxation reigns.

Kalahari, South Africa

Tswalu Kalahari

Stretching across a nearly quarter of a million acres in South Africa's Kalahari savanna, Tswalu feels like your own private grassland wilderness.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

andBeyond Benguerra Island

Edged by swirling sand shoals and seemingly endless shallows, andBeyond Benguerra Island is a sophisticated beach retreat at the gateway to Bazaruto National Park—a reserve teeming with humpbacks, whale sharks, tropical fish, and the rare dugong.

Chyulu Hills, Kenya

ol Donyo Lodge

Wildlife teems on the plains below and Mount Kilimanjaro towers on the horizon, visible from every thatched bungalow of this stunning safari lodge on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills.