Join Us for Our New Season on our November Andean Adventure ride.

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Discover Ecuador

Fabiancito is either hyper active or lying down -one of the volunteers could
not even persuade him to get up to have his hooves picked out! He'll be working hard again soon, ready for the new season opening with the 23rd-30th November Andean Adventure ride. There is SPACE on this ride and also on the
NEW YEAR Andean Adventure ride 28th December - 4th January.

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The ride takes guests through the stunning, remote grasslands of COTOPAXI
National Park - cantering with the WILD HORSES, CONDORS soaring overhead and
the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi VOLCANO as a backdrop.

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There is also a
reasonable chance of seeing the ANDEAN SPECTACLED BEAR on this route, or
tantalising pawprints...
7 unforgettable days riding, 7 nights accommodation (no camping) for USD2625
per person.
rideandes@rideandes.com for more details.

Annual Break for Our Horses in Ecuador!

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Life at the Farm

Here in Ecuador the horses are resting after a long summer season. As we always do, they get a month off before we start rides again at the end of November with confirmed departures on the 23 of November, the New Year ride starting the 28th of December, and an 8th of February tour. Please do contact us for more details. rideandes@rideandes.com

News From the Field

Exciting River Crossing on Last Week’s Tour

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Upcoming Spaces on Tours in Ecuador.

Despite the recent disturbances, a group of eight guests just left after six incredible days riding. We have open spaces on the Andean Adventure tour starting November 23, the Andean Adventure tour over New Years starting on the 28th of December, and a Colonial Haciendas Tour starting on the 8th of February. Please contact us for full itineraries. We hope that you can join us journeying on through our incredible Andean scenery. rideandes@rideandes.com.

Greetings From the Middle of the World!

Guests pose for the classic photo on the equator line at the start of a Colonial Haciendas tour in Ecuador.

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Meet Our Guide Christian



Christian, passionate about his country, has looked after Ride Andes guests while they are not in the saddle for many years. He is a walking
encyclopedia on Ecuador and this fun guide takes guests to visit local markets, local craftsmen, archaeological sites and much more.

New Years Ride Confirmed!

Cotopaxi National Park

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Spend Your Holidays in the Andes

We have space on the 28th December - 4th January Andean Adventure. Join us
riding through spectacular scenery into the remote Andes - including
beautiful pastoral valleys and the plains below the snow-capped Cotopaxi
Volcano. Ride with the wild horses, condors soaring overhead... contact us
for more details. rideandes@rideandes.com

All Things Great and Small

Photo Bombed!

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Under the Volcano

Many times during our rides we find abandoned dogs along the way. One of our projects that we are passionate about is to take them in and get them vaccinated and looked after and then find good homes for them. The dog in the picture came along for a day of riding and to our relief, found his owner once we were done for the day!

Wild Ecuador-Condors in the Highlands!

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Birds of a Feather

Our tours in the Northern Highlands of Ecuador have many opportunities to see the majestic creatures of the country. The Andean Condor has a ten foot wing span and is one of the largest birds in the world to fly. On a recent ride, we saw one in the sky on the first day to be followed by 22 on the last. We have space on the 23 of November Andean Adventure Ride and the 8 of February Colonial Haciendas Ride. Both these rides journey to an area where we can almost guarantee sighting these amazing birds.. Please contact us for more information about our tours and the places we go and animals that we are most guaranteed to see while riding.

Space on Uruguay Emerald Coast Tour 2019 and Early 2020

Come and join us in the southern hemisphere for a fix of sunshine while riding along the beaches,and across ranches between unique, charming lodgings.

We have spaces on the confirmed Emerald Coast Tour in URUGUAY

 16th-27th November 2019,

7th-18th March 2020.

We can help you combine this ride with an unforgettable tango-shopping experience in Buenos Aires, some riding on a nearby Argentine estancia, or try your hand at Polo. Please get in touch for more information.

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Colombia Spaces Open for January 2020

Join us on the 13th January 2020 Colombia 10 day ride, a couple of spaces left, please request details.
The rest of the 2020 dates will be available shortly. For 2019 & 2020, private trips possible for any number of guests; riding our ten day two region tour 'as is' or adapting the itinerary in length and content to suit each groups riding abilities and time available. We have horses for novice riders and also horses for more experienced riders.

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FESTIVE SEASON/NEW YEAR RIDE – ‘Full’ Flexibility, including Excellent Options for ‘Non Riders’

Join us on a ride through the Andes Over the holiday season.. In previous years groups have sent us excellent feedback following a holiday season ride with us. Please do not forgot that -if you would like to bring along non riding partners/all the family- we have a multitude of options for ‘NON RIDERS’ - sightseeing, birdwatching, mountain biking, climbing Cotopaxi Volcano...  All alternative activities accompanied by expert guides.  Please contact us  with questions and for details about what we can arrange.

Join us on a ride through the Andes Over the holiday season.. In previous years groups have sent us excellent feedback following a holiday season ride with us. Please do not forgot that -if you would like to bring along non riding partners/all the family- we have a multitude of options for ‘NON RIDERS’ -sightseeing, birdwatching, mountain biking, climbing Cotopaxi Volcano... All alternative activities accompanied by expert guides. Please contact us with questions and for details about what we can arrange.

Open Spaces on Colonial Haciendas Tours

This is one of the rooms, all of which are very comfortable, where we stay on the Colonial Haciendas Tour. From this room you have a view of the stunning Cotopaxi, and other volcanoes across the surrounding paramos, including the snow-capped Antisana. You also have a jacuzzi, small swimming pool, steam bath, and some beautiful relaxing areas around log fires.

We still have a space over Christmas, so can offer the  Colonial Hacienda 7 day ride , or a shorter version of, as a private tour for a family or group of friends – don’t forget that if ‘non riders’ come along we have plenty of alternative activities for them including climbing the iconic Cotopaxi Volcano with a professional guide.  Please contact us for information.   If you would like to join a group, we have spaces on these two tours:   5th-12th October 2019 Colonial Haciendas ride    8th-15th February 2020 Colonial Haciendas ride

We still have a space over Christmas, so can offer the Colonial Hacienda 7 day ride, or a shorter version of, as a private tour for a family or group of friends – don’t forget that if ‘non riders’ come along we have plenty of alternative activities for them including climbing the iconic Cotopaxi Volcano with a professional guide. Please contact us for information.

If you would like to join a group, we have spaces on these two tours:

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8th-15th February 2020 Colonial Haciendas ride

Looking for a Horse riding Adventure in 2020? Here are Some of Our Tours for Next Year

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13th January COLOMBIA 10 day ride is now full but there is space on the February & March rides, dates will be posted shortly, or do email us rideandes@rideandes.com

In ECUADOR, we have the ever popular Colonial Haciendas ride 1st-8th February and challenging Volcanoes & Vistas ride 8th-18th February & you can follow the ride with a fascinating visit to the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rain Forest or a quick visit to the unique Cloud Forest close to Quito. the rest of the 2020 dates will be published shortly.

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As the weather cools down, we kick off the new URUGUAY season riding along the coast and across the ranches with a ride 29th February – 7th March

CHILE-ARGENTINA crossing January-March 2020 options will be posted very soon, or do email us rideandes@rideandes.com

Pantanal, BRAZIL – the ‘wildlife destination’ of South America. Ride options in June and October. Email us rideandes@rideandes.com

Please do not forget that all our tours are available for private groups ‘as is’ or adapted to suit each groups riding abilities – even to include beginner riders and ‘non riders’. Ideal for families and groups of friends.

SOUTH AMERICA 2019 Scheduled Tours with Spaces (please do contact us regarding private groups)

SOUTH AMERICA 2019 scheduled tours with spaces (please do contact us regarding private groups):

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Come and meet the friendly locals

ECUADOR – a very under rated riding destination – guests are continually impressed with the quality of the horses, stunning Andean scenery and incredible accommodation. Most of the summer tours are full but we have space on the following tours:

5th-12th October Colonial Haciendas, 7 days riding

27th November – 7th December Volcanoes & Vistas, 10 days riding

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And the Fascinating Locals in Uruguay

URUGUAY –The early November ride is now full but there is still space on the 30th November – 7th December Emerald Coast ride.

CHILE-ARGENTINA Andes Crossing -the season starts up again 1st November with numerous options - email us for an availability update.

For more information please contact us and we will get back to you ASAP.