COVID-19

Update - October 2020

 

Ride Andes has hosted 5* Trip Advisor Rides across South America for almost 25 years. Like many others we closed our doors in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic – we are now able, again, to offer a selection of stunning riding tours in Ecuador.

 

Travel to Ecuador

International flights resumed on 1st June and Ecuador is very much ‘open’ having received the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Certificate  which recognises governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

 

At the time of writing, presentation of a negative PCR test [SH1] for COVID-19 means you will not be required to quarantine on arrival. A good source of information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador/entry-requirements

Please check carefully your own Government’s official information for guidance.

 

Enjoy a holiday in Ecuador

Founded and based in Ecuador since 1996 we are extremely confident that guests will be able to enjoy an excellent riding experience with us under very safe conditions.

 

We provide a full-service travel experience, meeting you at Quito Airport and providing private transfers to secluded lodgings. Many of these hand picked locations offer our guests exclusivity otherwise a separate annex or wing. Our accommodations comply with national requirements and recommendations regarding Covid-19 (please do contact us with any questions and to request protocol details).

 

Travel to Ecuador and Uruguay in 2020 – 2021

We already have rides booked in Ecuador and guests wanting to confirm Uruguay trips from NOVEMBER. These are mostly private groups, but there are some options available for riders to join group tours. Some guests are also choosing to enjoy exclusive solo rides, accompanied just by our knowledgeable bi-lingual guides.

 

We continue to take bookings for riding tours in Ecuador and our other destinations for 2021 and 2022. So if you’d like something to look forward to, why not book one of our fabulous, well-established riding routes or try one of our remarkable unique new itineraries, please get in touch.

We have been working hard to ensure all of our offered tours comply with latest recommendations and regulations regarding the prevention of Covid-19 transmission, so you can expect social distancing, high standards of hygiene and masks in enclosed spaces (not that our tours have many enclosed spaces!). 

 

Travel to other Ride Andes destinations

We expect that our other destinations will also re-open in 2021 (if not at the end of 2020), watch this space!

Bookings, Cancellation & Postponement Policy

Before we finalise any booking, we will re-confirm to you the conditions regarding cancellation/postponement, should this become necessary. 

 

We have put in place helpful and supportive booking conditions for our guests, which recognise the current situation and make it as safe and secure for you to book directly with us as possible.

 

Each destination does have slightly varying terms (due to the in-country arrangements we make to provide each tour) so we will inform you of exact booking conditions and cancellation options at the time of making the reservation.

 

Our suggestion

For 2020, if you are able to book ‘last minute’ then please do contact us to discuss your ideal itinerary and the options available – here in the Ecuadorean Andes we specialise in remote.

 

For 2021, we are accepting bookings and hope you will enjoy taking a look at the great variety of itineraries featured on the Web Site.

 

Be it on the beaches or up in the mountains, we look forward to riding with you soon.

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