RIDE ANDES - Post riding treat!

After a riding tour, we can arrange a number of excellent trips for you and ‘non riding’ friends/family.

 For example Mashpi Lodge (pictured below and featured 3rd April on a BBC2 programme). Mashpi is a five star, luxurious cloud forest lodge, not far from Quito. This fascinating type of rain forest on the western slopes of the Andes, is an excellent extension after the riding, taking guests into very distinct vegetation. We also have simpler accommodation, options for every budget.

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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 - Thanks to Rachel for her recent TripAdvisor review!

“Andean Adventure”

Reviewed 1 week ago

"Just back from a fantastic 8 days riding in the Zuleta Valley and the Cotopaxi National Park with Sally, her assistant Clairy, chagra Patricio and 3 other guests. Simply the best riding adventure I have ever had. Interesting, forward-going and responsive horses, amazing variety of scenery and riding, interesting and varied accommodation, fine food and great company!"

And here's a link to some of our guests' great photos on TripAdvisor

RIDE ANDES - Spaces available 14th - 24th June - Volcanoes & Vistas, Ecuador


14th-24th June 2017

Volcanoes & Vistas ride

“What a wonderful holiday! So varied through the most beautiful mountain scenery and local villages. A great cultural insight into Ecuador as well as fantastic horses – sure footed, energetic and very honest and genuine. Excellent accommodation… The horses are well looked after and a pleasure to ride…”

Steph, Volcanoes and Vistas ride. 30th January 2017.

RIDE ANDES - Photos from 'La Finca' ride

Enjoying a ride during a stay at 'La Finca' ...

Here you can enjoy 2 or more days riding based near Cayambe snow-capped peak (in the distance).
We have horses available for all levels of riding ability.
This is also one of the routes on Colonial Haciendas ride.

RIDE ANDES - Pedregal, Ecuador - 13 on the New York Times 52 places to go


This is located at the edge of Cotopaxi, where we ride on all our tours!! 

'Join us on private or set date tour in this stunning area close to Cotopaxi national park. ' 

RIDE ANDES - Pedregal, Ecuador in the New York Times places to go in 2017

Riding to a very comfortable Hacienda in Pedregal today when we leave Cotopaxi national park after a day of fast paced riding. Tomorrow we will ride into a hidden valley in the Ruminahui foothills where we often spot condors and wild horses at the cliff base.

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RIDE ANDES - La Finca, Ecuador. Flexible dates, flexible riding...

Add a stay with us at 'La Finca' , in the northern sierras not far from the
famous Otavalo market to your Ecuador trip, flexible dates, flexible riding.
We have horses for advanced riders and for beginner riders.

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas

Riding into a hidden Andean Valley yesterday at the end of the 10 day Volcanoes & Vistas tour here in Ecuador, having ridden through a huge variety of areas, including into the cloud forest.

"I had a great time in Ecuador and enjoyed very much the variety of landscape, terrain, accommodations, food and horses!" Sandra, 6 December 2017, V&V tour, Ecuador.

Volcanoes & Vistas - 21st-31st January 2017 spaces available

Also tours with spaces available later in the year. Dates are available here

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 - 'La Finca' - Tailor made short trips in Ecuador for riders & non-riders

Join us in Ecuador for our La Finca centre based rides ( & NON RIDES!).

From La Finca there are a variety of circuit rides covering different terrain and of different lengths, allowing us to tailor the rides to our guests' requirements. Some routes lead us up  into the surrounding hills, providing breath-taking views over the valleys below us or of the snow-capped peaks, the closest of which is Cayambe. Other routes wind along wide grassy trails, through conifer forests, and past some of the local hamlets, allowing for some faster paced riding. 

La Finca is very flexible to both riders and non-riders. While some guests are riding there is the option for half and full day trips that can include walking, hiking, bird watching, visits to local markets, mountain biking and trips to Cayambe Volcano. 

Visit the La Finca page on our website for more details or contact us. 

RIDE ANDES - Colonial Haciendas tour update


The Colonial Haciendas January 7th ride is now full. You can still join us on this ride with amazing accommodation on February 11th, or later next year. Contact us for more details. 

RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas update

The 27th November - 7th December Volcanoes & Vistas tour is now full. Perhaps you can join us on this fabulous ride on January 21st or February 18th or after June? 

The 21st - 31st of January ride has one female rider willing to share with another female rider, so there will be no single supplement to pay. Please contact us for more details. 

RIDE ANDES - Space available January Volcanoes & Vistas Tour - incl. no single supplement

21st - 31st January 2017

Volcanoes and Vistas Ecuador ride

If you think you're going to be sick of the cold mornings and dark nights by January, come and join us in the Southern hemisphere! We have some spaces left for the 21st January Volcanoes & Vistas horse riding tour, including one place without a single supplement fee - please contact us for details.