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Listed below are testimonials that our friends and clients have left for us after their adventures! Feel free to browse through them and find out what you’re missing by not booking your Horse Riding Holidays with us yet!
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Nancy & Corinna on Sierra Tejeda, Spain – April 2023
Los Olivillos is a fabulous place to relax and unwind all the while enjoying the fabulous horses and the hacks up, down and round the mountains. I have returned year after year since discovering this slice of Spanish heaven 8 yrs ago. Been there now more times than I can count. Run by the fabulous Donna and Steve ❤️ where nothing is too much trouble. From the wonderful food prepared by Donna. Locally sourced, from the fresh eggs from their chickens or from the organic garden. Not once have I had bad dish. Lemon, Lime and Orange trees to put into your G&T (or whatever is your tipple).
The horses are fabulous, the rides out (sometimes to the local pub as a pit stop)and views across the mountains is stunning. Never get tired of the views. So much so that I have just returned from another fabulous holiday at Los Olivillos and will be returning in August.
I can't recommend Los Olivillos highly enough or Zaras Planet who I book all my riding holidays with. Big thanks to Jill Dolan who is always on the other end of the phone for any and all questions or queries. If a riding holiday is something you are interested in please contact Zaras Planet and you will not be disappointed no matter where in the world you choose. They have many riding holidays all over the world
Nancy & Corinna Sierra Tejeda 21/04/2023
Victoria Wickens on the Krka Trail, Croatia – June 2022
The Krka trail is a ride through beautiful scenery, with varied terrain, offering fast riding across open countryside. The accommodation is basic but comfortable, the food plentiful and tasty, and every host makes you feel so welcome. The horses are really well looked after, and so sure footed (even when cantering on rocky paths!), and Bosko takes his job as chief photographer very seriously so everyone goes home with amazing memories captured on film. I go back year after year and never get tired of it. Highly recommended!
Victoria Wickens The Krka Trail, Croatia 21/04/2023
Alison Allan on the Coconut Trail, Brazil – November 2022
I have done a number of holidays with Zara's Planet and the Coconut Trail is my number one. The horses are amazing, they just keep going, so well schooled and willing and did I say FAST. The holiday itself is a fantastic balance of serious horse riding, amazing sightseeing, fantastic food and relaxing down time. A typical day is long fast morning ride ending at a local restaurant for lunch and beer, followed by a short ride back to your local hotel for some down time either in the pool, on the beach or my favourite - the hammock. Everything is so well organised with loads of laughs and freedom to ride where you want - definitely not in a straight line. The boat trips are memorable as are the evening dinners and laughs, such a great way to get to know each other. There is so much variety in the holiday, beaches, coconut groves, sand dunes, rivers, each day is an adventure and different. The accommodation is always spotless and authentic. It’s one of those holidays you will never forgot.
Alison Allan The Coconut Trail, Brazil 21/04/2023
The Kerbey’s on Sosian Lodge, Kenya – September 2022
We loved Sosian Lodge, accommodation was great. The horses really nice and were beautifully turned out every day - Meghan even rustled up some stock saddles for us to ride in. The food and wine were excellent and plenty of it. We had breakfast out in the bush a couple of times, and a couple of bush dinners as well, the chefs and staff were all amazing at looking after us. We saw plenty of animals, so many elephant (had a couple of sundowners just out on the plains with elephant) Also had a couple of really good leopard sightings. And final morning we saw African wild dogs, they had been picked up on gps collars a few days before but we couldn’t find them, so a real treat for our last day. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Meghan, Simon and staff, we felt really welcome and at home. Nothing was too much bother for them.
The Kerbey’s Sosian Lodge, Kenya 21/04/2023
Nanno on the Gaucho Trail, Argentina
Now that I am settling into my new normal , want to write and let you know how much I enjoyed yet another fabulous Zarasplanet adventure. It was wonderful to experience at the time and continues to bring joy through the memory of it and recounting of stories . All the women in our group were GREAT company and fun- we just seemed to slot in together with ease like the pieces of a jigsaw. I loved that we got to share and see many aspects of Argentina together which is indeed a huge and beautiful country. It is obvious Angie, Diego, their family and team have developed their business and work hard to ensure we have a great time. Their friendliness and warm hospitality, wonderfully patient , responsive, comfortable horses, luxurious stylish accommodation , delicious food and wines, decadent picnics all worked for me. I had a magical memorable time with them. I would class it as the trip if a lifetime- but then , I’ve had several of those with you already and who know’s, perhaps more to come!
Thank YOU for your professionalism organising everything, choosing the right type of authentic accommodation, getting best money exchange rates for us, recommending locations, shops, secret bars etc etc. I feel safe and well supported and therefore relaxed.
Nanno Fitzsimons Ireland Gaucho Trail, Argentina 07/04/2023
Jack on Fairytale of Fayoum, Egypt
We are all back safe and sound after a great week overall. Everyone was really happy with the tour. Saber was an excellent host and looked after us very well all week. The horses, hotel and the itinerary were very good, thank you so much for your excellent service. We are already planning a trip with you for next year.
Jack Ronan private group Ireland Fairytale of Fayoum, Egypt 07/04/2023
Regina on Monterasato, Italy
I just wanted to drop a little line to say a massive thank you for all your help with regards to our brilliant holiday that we’ve just come home from. I can’t recommend the place highly enough… The whole experience was second to none.. people, food, horses, accommodation… Loved the holiday so much and already planning on returning!
Regina Fahy Ireland Monterasato, Italy 07/04/2023
Ina on the Donana Adventure, Spain
The horses, the guides and whole ride was fantastic. It’s an exceptionally well run ride and the accommodation and food was stand out. One of the best parts was visiting El Rocío, felt like being in the wild west but in Europe…super cool….thank you yet again for your great service and recommendation….where to next?
Ina Ruthenberg, Germany Donana Adventure, Spain 07/04/2023
Claire on the Wadi Rum ride, Jordan
I loved Jordan. The weather was fab, the food was good, my horse was great, and the scenery is spectacular. I was really happy to be somewhere that I had zero phone or wifi for 6 days straight, I can 100% see why you reckoned it was the right choice, it definitely was. Thank you so much for everything.
Claire Palmer, Northern Ireland 30/11/2022 Northern Ireland Wadi Rum ride, Jordan 07/04/2023
Vicky on the Coffee Trail, Colombia
The Colombian Coffee Trail was my first horse riding holiday and what a holiday it was! Riding well trained horses of the beaten track, over and around mountains surrounded by the most incredible scenery which allowed you to get a real feel of rural Colombia, the people and their way of life. The guides and hosts couldn’t do enough to make your time in their country special. Already planning my next holiday with Zara’s Planet!
Vicky Campbell - UK Colombia, America 01/11/2019