Some corners of the world lend themselves to getting off the beaten track, away from well-trodden paths and onto lesser known trails. Our riding holidays are carefully selected to offer not merely the chance to ride but to delve deeper into a culture or place. Whether meandering over the rolling hills of Transylvania, witnessing farming methods from another century, or learning to herd livestock like a gaucho in the high reaches of Patagonia, you'll be getting more than a dose of fresh air as you sample traditional food and meet the locals. Seeing the world from the back of a horse brings a completely different perspective, allowing you to slow down and become part of your surroundings. This is never more true than when on an African safari, where being on four legs brings an exhilarating edge to the experience of viewing big game, whether cantering alongside a herd of giraffe in the Maasai Mara or across the flood plains of the Okavango Delta. Red Savannah's equine adventures take place near and far, from Andalucia to Peru, and cater for a variety of riding abilities, though for most you will need at least basic riding skills. Most have set departure dates and you can join them as an individual or with friends but there is also the opportunity to form your own private party on dates to suit you.