One way to get to know Ushuaia is by horse riding. At a time not too long ago in our history, many places on the island were only accessible on foot, and when these were far away or in difficult terrain, the only option was to get there on horseback.
Going on a horseback ride is an opportunity to know the depth of the Fuegian forest, enjoy a quiet ride or feel the wind on your face at a gallop.
There are many places to visit on the island of Tierra del Fuego to get by horse. The rides depart From Centro Hípico to the sourrandings of Ushuaia along the trail of Susana Mount, going through the Andean forest with privileged views of the Beagle Channel.
Excursions can last from 2 to 7 hours. If you want a more demanding activity, there are excursions with an overnight stay. The expedition to Peninsula Mitre -located in the extreme southeast of Tierra del Fuego Island - is one of them: it requires time and preparation, it lasts around 10 days, and you have to book it in advance.
Another possibility are those that take place in the valley of Tierra Mayor that last about an hour. There, the landscape is different: you ride surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Andes mountain range.
You can also ride through the area of Lago Escondido, following the old paths that connect to the first sawmills of the estancias in the area, visiting shelters and bordering the beautiful lake. This can be combined with the 4x4 off-road excursions that take place in the area and last all day.
All options have the company of a specialized guide, and it is necessary to book them in advance.