RIDE ANDES - Ecuador 2019

19th-26th January  Volcanoes & Vistas 

26th January-2nd February Colonial Haciendas

26th January-2nd February Andean Adventure

20th February -22nd March  Volcanoes & Vistas 

9th-16th March Colonial Haciendas

9th-16th March Andean Adventure

14th - 21st April Colonial Haciendas

May open for private groups only

19th -29th June Volcanoes & Vistas

22nd-29th June Colonial Haciendas

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 - 2019 Dates now announced

Join the wild horses in Cotopaxi national park on our Ecuador rides. If you
choose the Colonial Haciendas ride with the luxurious accommodation or the
more challenging Andean Adventure (7 days) or Volcanoes & Vistas (10 days)
itineraries -riding in remoter locations, you will have a chance to ride in
this stunning scenery alongside the wild horses. 

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RIDE ANDES - Come and meet the very friendly locals here in Ecuador!

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As well as private tours, catering for all riding abilities and also accompanying ‘non riders’, here is an update for 2018:

ECUADOR confirmed scheduled rides with space (maximum 8 riders):

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

5th-15th December VOLCANOES & VISTAS

22nd-29th December COLONIAL HACIENDAS

RIDE ANDES - Coming up in Ecuador...

Confirmed scheduled rides for ECUADOR with space:

 

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

 

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

 

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

 

 

Rides are constantly being added so please keep checking for new dates and/or contact us for specific dates to see if we can arrange something for you.

 

RIDE ANDES - Horse ride with us in COLOMBIA

Colombia 2018

These photographs were taken on the February 2018 ride, in the coffee region – the first part of the 10 day ride.

We expect to run a tour in September, dates to follow shortly.

Contact us for more details or visit the Colombia tour page. 

RIDE ANDES - VOLCANOES & VISTAS 5th - 15th DECEMBER 2018

5th-15th December 2018, the exciting Volcanoes & Vistas 10 day ride in Ecuador is confirmed.

This route, journeying on through the remote Andes, through stunning scenery, ending with gallops with the Cotopaxi national park wild horses takes in the absolutely best of Ecuador  – a country made for riding!

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 - Upcoming rides with availability

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

 

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

 

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

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 - “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.

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 - Indulgent Colonial Haciendas - The perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway

Luxury Haciendas, Ecuador  

3 Days and up   

Private horseback riding tour

  •  enjoy 5* luxury 
  •  journey through spectacular scenery between Ecuador’s historic country houses
  • this ride can be adapted in length and content to suit the wishes of each individual group. Ideal for groups with ‘part time / non riders’ and for families or those looking for a romantic and indulgent break. 

RIDE ANDES - Nights are closing in... the mornings are getting chilly....

Come and join us in Argentina and Chile this Summer !!!!

The following rides currently have spaces available, but will be snapped up quickly. Escape the Northern Hemisphere Winter Blues and join us for a Chilean summer adventure! 


7th - 20th November 2016: The Great Crossing, 14 days
19th - 26th December 2016: Puelo Ride, 8 days
3rd - 8th February 2017: Andes Crossing, 6 days
6th - 19th March 2017: The Great Crossing

 

RIDE ANDES - SPACES AVAILABLE - 4th-11th February Ecuador Andean Adventure

 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.” Amanda, July 2016.

Contact us for more information on this really special ride. We have a few spaces available for the February tour. 

RIDE ANDES - Argentina / Chile "Grand Traverse" November Spaces Available

We have spaces available on the 7th November 2016 GRAND TRAVERSE tour. 

Ride from Argentina to Chile, looking out for the mighty condor, eagles, foxes & deer. Stay on a private island and ride through the magnificent Patagonian wilderness. 

The Great Crossing, Argentina / Chile, 14 days

The Great Crossing, Argentina / Chile, 14 days