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. 

 

RIDE ANDES christmas horse trek colonial haciendas ecuador volcano

RIDE ANDES - Catch some sunshine on the beaches of Uruguay...

17th -24th  November 2018 Emerald Coast ride, Uruguay is open for bookings

Escape the northern hemisphere winter and catch some sunshine on the beaches of Uruguay!

RIDE ANDES - URUGUAY 2018 - 2019 Dates Announced !!

Uruguay 2018-19 season dates for group departures:

Please visit our URUGUAY page for more information on the rides, or contact us if you have any enquiries. 

2018:

October: 16th to 22th

November: 13th to 19th

December: 11rd to 17th

2019:

February: 7th to 13th

March: 7th to 13th

April: 4th to 10th

 

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 - Special price on our 2nd - 8th April beautiful Uruguayan coast tour

2nd -8th April

Beaches & Estancias

Uruguay

There is a special, discounted price for this 7 day ride: USD3385 per person (you can pay in Sterling or Euros).

PLUS

As a special offer, free hotel night 1st April included, single or twin/double room.

riding along the beautiful Uruguayan coast in wonderful warm late summer weather. Journeying on between charming and varied lodgings  along beaches, across grasslands, skirting lagoons and riding into the rolling hills. 

 

Additional activities/tours are also available:

  Montevideo city tours, sample the excellent Uruguayan wine on a vineyard visit and other activities can be arranged – relax on the beach, play golf…

Contact us for more information and to sign up.

RIDE ANDES - Beaches & Estancias, Uruguay

New for 2018 we have Beaches & Estancias. A 7 day action packed ride in Uruguay.

Now available 2nd - 8th April

Also available as a private ride. This ride, as well as all our other rides can be adapted in contact and length to suit the wishes of private groups.

RIDE ANDES - New Uruguay for 2018

Beaches & Estancias, Uruguay

7 Days

  • riding between exceptional locations through stunning, varied scenery
  • sea lions, dolphins & rheas, just some of the animals often seen
  • ride across deserted beaches, pine forests, wetlands & pastures

Visit the Uruguay page for more details

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 - Uruguay Emerald Coast 2017 dates announced

Join us in 2017 on the beautiful Uruguayan Emerald Coast for great beach and trail riding. 

4th - 11th March

1st - 8th April

11th - 18th November

25th Nov – 2nd December

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.