RIDE ANDES - Join us this January in Ecuador....

19th-26th January Volcanoes & Vistas 

26th January-2nd February Colonial Haciendas 

26th January-2nd February Andean Adventure

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RIDE ANDES - A little Christmas getaway...

If you fancy getting away from it all this Christmas we have our beautiful Colonial Haciendas Ride from 22nd December - 29th December  in Ecuador. 

Or

Book your own tailor made, private ride, with dates to suit you from 18th December - 30th December. 

 

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RIDE ANDES - SINGLE SUPPLEMENT special – no charge!

Come and stay at this luxurious historic hacienda as the grand finale on our
Colonial Haciendas tour, close to Cotopaxi National Park, no extra charge
for a single room.

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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT special – no charge!

As we ride on place to place and do not stay at any Ride Andes accommodation, the historic haciendas and mountain inns charge a single supplement, but we have agreed to waiver that charge for the Ecuador set date departure rides, bookings made with us during May 2018.

This special offer applies to the remaining 2018 & January to June 2019 set date departures: 

the single supplement will be waivered on Colonial Haciendas (7 days riding), Andean Adventure (7 days riding) and Volcanoes & Vistas (10 days riding) tours.

There is a limited number of single rooms available with no single room supplement, so please do not delay. Contact us for more information. 

RIDE ANDES - Colonial Haciendas Ride in Ecuador...

If you'd like to get more of an idea of the type of rides we host, here is a little information from one of our guests Arlene, who rode on our Colonial Haciendas Ride in Ecuador in 2017. 

"The Colonial Hacienda ride meets expectations. Riding fit, forward going and well loved horses across scenic countryside and staying at historic haciendas whose list of previous guests includes Frida Kahlo and key figures in Ecuador's colorful past. Sally and the Ride Andes team go out of their way to ensure rider safety and comfort, matching riding ability to the horses and monitoring girths and tack along the ride. Not only a terrific horsewoman, Sally has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, flora and fauna of Ecuador. I really appreciated the fact that you took the time to respond to all my email queries, the level of detail provided on everything, and your recommendations and booking of the other elements of my trip, [cloud forest], Galapagos and [hot springs], as well as the care and concern you showed after I injured my leg [BEFORE arriving in Ecuador] and I wasn't sure I would be fit to ride in time. The cloud forest lodge was an excellent suggestion, and I had my own guide for the 2 days who was very knowledgeable. The Galapagos boat was also a good suggestion and I ended up with a cabin to myself as there were only 8 people on the boat. The itinerary and food were good and the crew and guide also made the trip worthwhile. … The hot springs was a super finale to the trip, and your driver took good care of me and my luggage."

"What worked for me:
(In no particular order:)
The shorter ride on the first day to acclimatize and get used to the horses and tack.
The local flavours and foods at lunch, right down to the cooked lupins and Ecuadorian chocolate.
Tasty non meat options provided everywhere and the planning that had obviously gone into making this seamless, together with daily checks on what each rider would prefer for various elements of the picnics.
The great riding and wide open spaces of Cotopaxi national park.
Terrific choice of haciendas, packed with history and welcoming owners/hosts with great stories to tell.
Insightful and interesting details of the culture, flora and fauna on the ride.
Lunch at the rose growing estate and hacienda was a highlight.
The care and attention given to the wellbeing of the horses and the safety of the guests, constant checking of girths and tack, and soundness of the horses. Advice on zig zagging up and down hills, riding with one hand on the reins, help with mounting, dismounting etc.
Excellent fitness/condition of the horses and tack.
The wool and rain ponchos, saddlebags and water provided, all perfect for the conditions.
The McLellan (sp) saddles and sheepskins made for the most comfortable ride ever.
The effort and care that went into matching horses and guests. 
I really enjoyed Capuli and the Chagra horse, Apache, was one of the most responsive horses I've ever ridden.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the volunteers, workers and chagras. … always extremely helpful and kind and nothing was too much trouble. … were also very welcoming and helpful, even with the language barrier.
Visiting Otavalo market and the village weaving centre."

RIDE ANDES - Colonial Haciendas, Ecuador, June 2018

Colonial Haciendas, Ecuador 

13th-20th June 2018

Join us at the start of summer on this ever popular trip that we have run since 2000- described by the riding agents that sell our tours as one of their top options in the world.

Incredible value- staying at very comfortable historic haciendas and riding through stunning Andean scenery.

Please do request other dates or a private trip.

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 - 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 - Spaces available - 3rd to 10th June - Colonial Haciendas - Ecuador

 

Colonial Haciendas  3rd-10th June 2017

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.

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RIDE ANDES - Join us in beautiful Ecuador, staying in unique, colonial haciendas

“Thanks for a great great week .. I loved all of it and felt very privileged to ride your lovely horses... It was a great route and all the places we stayed were special.”  

Harry, USA, Colonial Haciendas Tour, Dec 2016

Visit our DATES page for upcoming tours, and here for more detailed trip information

RIDE ANDES - Honeymoon Specials

 

 

We have many tailor made tours that make an incredible honeymoon experience, with a vast choice of accommodation – from five star historic haciendas, estancias in the heart of gaucho country to remote mountain lodges.

Please contact us to request more details.