Without a doubt our society pays a lot of attention to leisure time, and it is that with a busy life every month full of responsibilities like the one that many of us have It is very important, if not essential, to disconnect and enjoy the landscape, nature and relaxing activities. And there are many options to achieve this, among which one of the most interesting is the so-called equestrian tourism.
And what is equestrian tourism? Well, equestrian tourism, would become any tourist route that includes as a main point the interaction with horses, this can be by horse riding or the so-called horse riding (which can be day trips in some cases). As an activity both for recreation and for therapeutic purposes, it has the great advantage that it can be carried out by any individual, regardless of whether or not they have previous experience practicing horse riding or will try to ride a horse for the first time. And it is the vast majority, horse riding focuses on being a relaxing experience and contact with nature, so if the rider does not have experience, it is almost always certain that the horse will be directed through its reins by a tour guide.
In addition to presenting multiple benefits for the participant, the route may be more focused on sport or relaxation therapeutic , equestrian tourism brings many economic benefits as well as for the environment of the place where it takes place:
- It is a sustainable activity, generally respectful for the environment as it helps to restore roads and paths.
- Contributes to the development of rural areas, by complementing tourism in the territory.
- The development of this activity helps strengthen the collaboration of small businesses in the area.
Such a branch of tourism is almost non-existent in the Tarapacá region, but very recently the community of Huasquiña (located about two hours from the city of Iquique) has launched an initiative that seeks to empower and help the community of the town by developing equestrian tourism with several horseback riding routes. a> We recommend them, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.