ANDEAN ADVENTURE RIDE
8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
Ecuador - picture postcard views around every corner
An exhilarating journey amidst the volcanoes; crossing lunar-like landscapes into the remote, seldom-visited val-leys behind the perfectly conical, snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano. A challenging ride, incredibly varied in both pace and terrain as we traverse valleys, grassy plains, lava flows & wetlands.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Nights are spent in a wonderful mix of working Haciendas, mountain inns & isolated farmhouses, built in a variety of materials including the traditional Adobe with thatched roofs and original Inca stone. One night is spent in little cottages in a hamlet, supporting a truly excellent local community project.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1: Paradise found - Northern Highlands
DAY 2 : Sacred Imbabura
DAY 3 : Leaving the Lush Valleys
DAY 4 : Cotopaxi National Park
Day 5 : The Inca Trail
Day 6: Chagra Life in the Paramo
Day 7: In the Shadow of the Volcano
Day 8: Breakfast and Farewell
DAY 1 | PARADISE FOUND - NORTHERN HIGHLANDS HERITAGE
An early morning departure from Quito sees us heading northwards through a dry valley filled with acacia and cactus, as well as avocado groves. Passing the snow-capped Cayambe volcano straddling the equator line, we meet the horses...
Dinner & Overnight at a working Hacienda (ranch)
PL, Tea, D (approx. 4-5hrs riding)
FROM US$ 3,175
All accommodation (private bathrooms except days 5 & 6); all meals and water (from day 1 lunch to day 8 break-fast except dinner day 7); English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; 7 riding days; horses & spare horses; ponchos & saddlebags; grooms services; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary; all necessary local taxes, private reserve & national park entrance fees.
Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory), visa (as nec-essary), international or national airport taxes, dinner day 7, soft and alcoholic drinks, personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the detailed description.
“Ride Andes is brilliant! The tours are super professionally managed and every rider is taken care of individually. The horses are perfectly matched to rider’s ability and demands. Sally’s horsemanship is outstanding, the horse care is excellent and you can be ensured that safety is ensured at all times for both horse and rider. If you are looking for the best in class that is where to go to!! I have ridden all over the world and put in a lot of research and I confidently can very strongly recommend Ride Andes!!”
Sonja S. 2010-2020