RIDE ANDES - Brazil, Pantanal. Open for 2018 bookings now

Brazil, Pantanal - Safari Ride 2018

Rides in June and October. Please email us for details.


Here are some photos from the first couple of days of the October 2017 ride...

RIDE ANDES - LAST MINUTE VOLCANOES & VISTAS TOUR....

9th-19th December - Volcanoes & Vistas

A spectacular horseback riding tour journeying through the best of the Ecuadorian Andes. Stunning scenery, riding over incredibly varied terrain,  traversing the fascinating scenic northern valleys & remote highlands –two very distinct areas of the Andes. We ride down into the cloud forest passing tropical fruits and coffee – a complete change of vegetation. The birdlife is amazing- from tiny hummingbirds to the great Andean Condor. 

‘Very enjoyable thank you. Great variety across the three sections of the ride.’ Tony, December 2016.

RIDE ANDES - Unfortunately we're fully booked over Christmas & New Year - But we would love you to join us on these upcoming rides...

24th November to 7th December 2017 - 

We have a rare space in the diary here for you to choose your own ride depending on riding level & your time frame. 

All types of accommodation available – luxury to mountain inns, gentle to challenging riding Groups with NON RIDERS very welcome – we can provide guides to take non riders mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, walking, on cultural visits…

Contact us for options

‘Thank you so much, I have had a fantastic time in Ecuador, and much of that was down to your care and planning – and of course your fantastic horses’ Anna, December 2016.

RIDE ANDES - 2018

Dates for 2018 are now available and will be posted soon.

Please contact us for more details in the mean time. 

Colonial Haciendas tour 13th-20th June 2018 confirmed - spaces available.

 

 

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas December tour

9th-19th December

Volcanoes & Vistas, Ecuador

An incredible itinerary with some challenging riding.

Spaces left on this tour, a maximum of 8 riders.

Contact us for more information. 

RIDE ANDES - Last minute September availability - Ecuador

Last minute ECUADOR option,

23rd-30th September,

7 days riding in two stunning areas including riding with the wild horses beneath snow-capped Cotopaxi Volcano.

Please email us for more details.

RIDE ANDES - Join us on the Emerald Coast this November

The Emerald Coast, Uruguay  

8 Days

   

long canters along remote pristine beaches

have a taste of 'mate' tea and the gaucho life

incredible coastal wildlife watching

 

“Uruguay” – meaning River of the painted birds in the local language - is made for riding! On this horse riding tour riders will see the huge variety of birdlife, as well as enjoy varied paced riding in incredibly diverse landscapes: pristine beaches, palm groves, pasturelands, rice fields, sand dunes, forests & forts…

RIDE ANDES - Uruguay, Emerald Coast Tour - 3 spaces left - 11-18 November

Uruguay, Emerald Coast tour

11th-18th November 2017

Early summer, is a great time to visit Uruguay. We'll be expecting beautiful weather as we canter along the beaches and ride inland to stay at some amazing Estancias. At this time of the year, we often see the Franca whales close to shore as we ride along the pristine beaches.

 Please contact for more details.

RIDE ANDES - New for 2017 - Horseback Safari - Pantanal, Brazil

 

Wildlife Safari - Pantanal, Brazil

An incredible area for wildlife viewing and our ride is the equivalent of the African safari ‘big five’, with jaguars, tapirs, ant-eaters, hyacinth macaws…

ride andes horse trek safari brazil pantanal

The Ride Andes ride has been very specially designed and to our knowledge unique: journeying on between amazing lodgings. Most rides involve only circuit rides based around one location. The Ride Andes route takes riders to 3 locations or to 4 locations (the longer ride).

Ideal for non-riders - there are many other activities revolving arounds the wildlife watching and ranch activities.

Visit our Brazil page for more information.

RIDE ANDES - Ecuador, Colonial Haciendas tour, spaces available this September

Join us this September:

23rd-30th September COLONIAL HACIENDAS, 7 days riding

Visit our Ecuador page or contact us for more details. 

 

A horseback riding tour through spectacular scenery between Ecuador’s Historic country houses including routes and lodgings exclusive to Ride Andes. Riding in two stunningly beautiful, yet very distinct areas of the Andean highlands. Breath-taking views as we cross vast plains and ride through pastoral valleys in a fascinating region dramatically sculptured by both glacial and volcanic activity. We follow the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’, skirting the towering, snow-capped peaks of Cayambe and Cotopaxi (the highest active volcano in the world) and wandering through the maze of patchwork fields below.

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas Ecuador ride, September dates available

Join us this September:

6th-16th September VOLCANOES & VISTAS, 10 days riding

Visit our Ecuador page to see a list of all our tours there or contact us for more information. 

 

A spectacular horseback riding tour journeying through the best of the Ecuadorian Andes. Stunning scenery, riding over incredibly varied terrain,  traversing the fascinating scenic northern valleys & remote highlands –two very distinct areas of the Andes. We ride down into the cloud forest passing tropical fruits and coffee – a complete change of vegetation. The birdlife is amazing- from tiny hummingbirds to the great Andean Condor. 

Suitable for fit, experienced riders. This horse riding tour Includes a visit to the famous Otavalo market, stays at a working ranch, comfortable cottages in a local village & at a remote hamlet on an Inca trading route. 

“…We rode through awe inspiring scenery, through lush steep forests, rolling grasslands, past blue lakes, snowcapped volcanoes, through century old villages and farms to a picturesque village where time has stood still forever. We were humbled by the hospitality of the locals … Having had the opportunity to ride in many countries, this ride gets a ‘High Five’ recommendation from us.” K & A, October 2015

RIDE ANDES - Join Sally 15th October 2017 on an amazing Brazilian safari !!

The Pantanal – south america’s version of the Africa big five safari with a wealth of fascinating animals and birds.

ride andes horse trek brazil safari pantanal

"Our Ride Andes trip to the Pantanal was completely fantastic. It combined beautiful horses, wonderful landscapes, knowledgeable guides, incredible wildlife - a real safari - and the opportunity for an exhilarating round-up! I cannot recommend it highly enough! " Nicola, UK. 

Contact us for more details

RIDE ANDES - Ecuador, Upcoming Tours....

As well as private tours we have the following progressive group rides with spaces:

 

14th-24th June 2017 – LAST MINUTE!   Volcanoes & Vistas ride

5th-15th July 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas

29th July-18th August, FULL

6th-16th September 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas

23rd-30th September 2017, Colonial Haciendas

9th-19th December 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas

17th-24th December 2017, Colonial Haciendas new date, open for bookings

RIDE ANDES - Thanks Maria for your lovely Trip Advisor review!

“Awesome Andean Adventure!”

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Andean Adventure ride with Ride Andes was an exceptional experience. Sally, our guide and owner of the company, has chosen a perfect selection of riding locations and accommodations for this ride. The horses were well taken care of and well behaved. The location and scenery were spectacular. The meals were great, and the accommodations were all clean and comfortable. I was sorry to see the trip come to an end. The Cotopaxi area is a special place!

Visited February 2017


https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g294308-d1454121-r484516739-Ride_Andes-Quito_Pichincha_Province.html#

RIDE ANDES - NEW DATE!!! Ecuador, Volcanoes & Vistas 9th - 19th December 2017

“A wonderful (maybe prefect) place to ride with beautifully trained horses” Charlotte, USA. 19th May 2017, 6 day Ecuador ride.

NEW DATE! Join us on this ride:

9th-19th December 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas route, 10 days riding through the magnificent Andes, no camping, accommodation in incredible locations.

 

ride andes horse trek ecuador volcanoes vistas riding
ride andes horse trek ecuador volcanoes vistas

RIDE ANDES - Visit www.rideandes.com to see upcoming Ecuador tours this June & July

As well as private tours we have the following confirmed progressive group rides with spaces:

 

ride andes horse trek ecuador galloping

3rd-10th June 2017, Colonial Haciendas 

14th-24th June 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas ride

5th-15th July 2017, Volcanoes & Vistas ride

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas, Ecuador - 6th September

A spectacular horseback riding tour journeying through the best of the Ecuadorian Andes... 

6th-16th September 2017

Volcanoes & Vistas tour Ecuador

Stunning scenery, riding over incredibly varied terrain,  traversing the fascinating scenic northern valleys & remote highlands –two very distinct areas of the Andes. We ride down into the cloud forest passing tropical fruits and coffee – a complete change of vegetation. The birdlife is amazing- from tiny hummingbirds to the great Andean Condor. 

Suitable for fit, experienced riders. This horse riding tour Includes a visit to the famous Otavalo market, stays at a working ranch, comfortable cottages in a local village & at a remote hamlet on an Inca trading route. 

“…We rode through awe inspiring scenery, through lush steep forests, rolling grasslands, past blue lakes, snowcapped volcanoes, through century old villages and farms to a picturesque village where time has stood still forever. We were humbled by the hospitality of the locals … Having had the opportunity to ride in many countries, this ride gets a ‘High Five’ recommendation from us.”  K & A, October 2015

RIDE ANDES - “Never will you want time to pass slower …” - Galapagos & more!!

“Never will you want time to pass slower …”

Galapagos Islands & other non-riding trips with Ride Andes:  A national British newspaper has published an article on one of the boats we have had the pleasure of working with for many years, booking 8 day cruises on this boat for single guests and also chartering this charming sailing boat for whole groups.