2 DAYS OR MORE
Ecuador-picture postcard around every corner
Riding into a verdant valley described by many guests as the most beautiful they have ever seen, we arrive at a small, secluded Hacienda to be met by a charming couple that delight in sharing their slice of heaven with us. This working ranch and part-time country inn has a herd of dairy cows and magnificent Andalusian horses.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Two or more days. Nights are spent at a six-bedroomed hacienda full of character. Rooms with private bathrooms. The Ride Andes group will have exclusivity.
DAY 1 | HIGHLANDS & HISTORY, INTRODUCTORY RIDE
Heading north-east from Quito, we cross the equator line and meet the horses. Once everyone is comfortable, we ride to a working ranch. As we ride along grassy tracks into this picturesque valley, meeting ladies in colourful local dress herding their animals along the way, time slows down,.
Overnight at small, family-run working hacienda
PL, D, (approx. 2-5 hours riding, 2 hours transfer from Quito)
FROM US$ 540
Accommodation (private bathrooms); all meals and water (from day 1 lunch to final day lunch), wine with lunch; English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; 2-4 riding days; horses & spare horses; 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 necessary), international or national airport taxes, laundry service, soft and alcoholic drinks (evenings/dinner), personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the detailed description.