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 - Thinking of riding in Colombia? - here's what some of our guests have said...

Thanks to our guests who take the time to write to  us about their experiences on our trips. 

Here they share some of their thoughts on our new COLOMBIA ride....

 

"What an amazing experience with Ride Andes, to see parts of Colombia by horseback.
Sally took the time before the trip to find out what kind of horse each guest likes to ride, so
we were well matched with horses that suited our confidence and riding ability - there were
even mules to ride if anyone fancied a change... The riding was very varied throughout the trip … we rode through beautiful coffee plantations, chopped our way through dense jungle, climbing quite steeply at times and were rewarded with views of beautiful hidden waterfalls. On some days there were nice long canters and on others we enjoyed riding into the cobbled streets of whichever village we would be staying in that night. Some of our most beautiful haciendas weren't in towns but were hidden in the countryside and could only be reached by horseback - perfect! We had great local guides, fantastic local food, beautiful horses and stunning haciendas ... What made it even better was how we got to mix with local people in their everyday lives,
whether making pottery, playing the local game of tejo, or just riding to their house to share
a cup of ‘aguapanela’. Overall very well organised, authentic and adventurous trip and one I would highly recommend."
 ANNE

“… The first part we experienced the lush vegetation of the coffee plantations … the second part we rode from hacienda to hacienda to monastery to Villa de Leyva, we saw further evidence of the huge variety of scenery and ecosystems Colombia has to offer. Go soon before everyone discovers it! These holidays are 'full on' - expect to ride at least five hours a day on great horses with competent and friendly local guides, expect three good meals - a variety across the spectrum of good wholesome local food, comfortable accommodation and the chance to see somewhere special from the back of a horse. A variety of local 'experiences' are also included - e.g. lunch at a local pottery and the chance to play ‘tejo’ - the local explosive version of boule! We enjoyed Bogota and went on a city tour Sally arranged for us - we found the people in Colombia genuinely friendly and helpful and really enjoyed and brought home with us one local product - the coffee!”    PAUL & ANITA

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 - Ecuador, Colonial Haciendas

BOOK NOW for the next Colonial Haciendas Tour, Ecuador.

13th - 20th June.

 

“Thank you so much for a brilliant ride, all the horses impressed me …The accommodation was excellent, some of the best I have experienced on trips and unfortunately I feel it is going to be a very hard act to follow.” Marilyn, Colonial Haciendas, Ecuador, 2017

RIDE ANDES - Upcoming rides with availability

13th-20th June COLONIAL HACIENDAS

 

6th-13th July ANDEAN ADVENTURE

 

26th September-6th October VOLCANOES & VISTAS

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 - February Colonial Haciendas - Last minute availability

We have some last minute availability in Ecuador this February: 

3rd-10th February

Colonial Haciendas, Ecuador.

Riding through stunning Andean scenery between historic country houses with fascinating visits along the way. Including cantering alongside the wild horses that roam the plains of Cotopaxi National Park.

 

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RIDE ANDES - Volcanoes & Vistas, Ecuador - Ride with us in Cotopaxi National Park

“Thank you so much for a really good holiday last week. I enjoyed myself so much, one of the best riding holidays I've been on. I loved your lovely horses and could have spent weeks riding around Cotopaxi national park.” Vivien, October 2017

2018 Volcanoes & Vistas Dates...

17th  January - 27th January      

15th February - 25th February

18th July - 28th July

1st August - 11th August  

26th September- 6th October

5th December - 15th December

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 - New 2018 Uruguay - Beaches & Estancias

New for 2018 - Beaches & Estancias.

A seven day action packed ride in Uruguay, journeying on place to place through varied scenery: cantering along beaches, wading through wetlands. Staying at charming ‘posadas’ along the coast and at working ‘estancias’ inland.

 

RIDE ANDES - Pantanal Safari

Ride Andes has teamed up with ‘Fazendas’ in the Pantanal and a very professional company in Sao Paulo to bring you this itinerary. The trip has been developed specifically for those who are looking for a great riding experience in Pantanal (accompanying non riders welcome –a lot of alternative activities). It is a totally customized ride, providing a unique experience: Pantanal’s vegetation, wildlife and culture. This is the only trip offering the opportunity of journeying on between 3 lodgings, riding through very diverse zones of the Pantanal.