COFFEE REGION & SIERRAS
10 DAYS | 9 NIGHTS
DEC TO SEPT
Colombia –the exuberant green ‘jungle’ of the coffee region to the elegant rugged Andes makes an exciting horseback journey.
Another Ride Andes custom-made tour: 10 days in 2 distinct regions of Colombia. The opportunity to explore the famous coffee region and majestic sierras whilst also experiencing the great Colombian hospitality. Guided by an expert but fun local team, this trip is packed with natural and cultural interest – and fuelled by Colombian coffee.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
5 days in the coffee region; 5 in the Andes. In comfortable and fascinating lodgings, with twin/double rooms and private bathrooms.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1 : Arrival, coffee plantation
DAY 2 : A tropical day
DAY 3 : Gaining elevation into montane forest
DAY 4 : Enchanting rural scenery
DAY 5 : Cocora Valley
DAY 6: A scenic ride into the hills
DAY 7: The centuries old Hacienda
DAY 8: A change of province
DAY 9: Arid Hills
Day 10: Colombian Paso stud farm
DAY 1 | ARRIVAL,COFFEE PLANTATION VISIT & AN INTRODUCTORY RIDE
Meet at Bogota Airport and a flight to Armenia (50 mins) in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. On arrival, we will be met by our Colombian guide. After introductions, a very short drive to a hearty local breakfast, then continuing through a landscape bursting with exotic flora -coffee trees.
Dinner & Overnight at a secluded cloud forest lodge.
B, L, D, (approx. 2 hours riding, approx. 50 min flight and 45 min by vehicle)
FROM US$ 3,950
Riding on all 10 days including visit to important Colombian ‘criollo’ stud farm on last day with chance to ride the horses. 9 nights accommodation, bedrooms with private bathrooms. Meals from breakfast day 1 to lunch day 10. Wine and soft drinks with meals, soft drinks and beer along the way on the ride. All necessary road transport. Bilingual guide, 2nd guide & local staff Horses, pack horses and additional horses depending on the number of riders in the group. Ponchos & saddlebags provided.
Accommodations pre or post ride nor transfers from/to airports (except if going to airport on last day of tour), the return flight Bogota-Armenia (prices at moment are approx.. USD150 return/two way) (Full details will be given of which flight to book). Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory), visa (as necessary), international or national airport taxes, porterage, laundry service, other alcoholic drinks (wine with dinner included), personal expenditure, all services not mentioned in the detailed description.
“What an amazing experience with Ride Andes, to see parts of Colombia by horseback… The riding was very var-ied: 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 … What made it even better was how we got to mix with local people in their everyday lives. Overall very well organised, authentic and adventurous trip and one I would highly recommend.”