Horse Riding Holidays
The Horse Riding Holidays concept is an extraordinary experience on the back of a purebred horse in Chile. On these gentle, hardy beasts you will travel to beautiful and extreme landscapes of Chile, and get to know first-hand the customs, culture and gastronomy of these undiscovered parts of Latin America, accessible only on horseback.
Destinations such as the Atacama Desert and the dreamy Araucanía forests are ideal for walking, trotting and galloping. More experienced riders can have more demanding adventures, where confidence, fitness, and the willingness to spend several days on the horse sometimes reward you with areas only accessible by horseback and the best vacation experience you can imagine.
Origins of the Chilean horse
The Chilean breed horse has been declared a Natural Monument. Although its origins date back to 1540, it was not until 1893 when the National Society of Agriculture officially inaugurated the only Genealogical Registry of the Chilean Horse that exists in the country, the only one in America and one of the oldest in the world.
The strength, verve and endurance of the Chilean horse is given by geography. The horse is cowboy, not very tall (height of a pony), thick neck and robust chest. It does not need special fodder during the crossings, and it can easily graze in the places that it travels together with travelers who enjoy its company.
PUTAENDO / QUILLOTA / CASA BLANCA
VALLE DEL ELQUI
CAJÓN DEL MAIPO
At Kawallu Travel we will continue to train breeders of race horses and rural communities, to implement more routes to our passport and contribute to the development of sustainable equestrian tourism in Chile.
We have always collaborated with local communities.
Some examples of this commitment to conservation and community empowerment:
*Founder, ex-president and director of the first cooperative of equestrian tourism for Chilean cowboys.
*Training of Mapuche native communities in southern Chile.
*Organisation of promotional trips, including speaker and filming, in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund WWF.