8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
Ecuador - picture postcard views around every corner
An adaptation of our signature tour – the Haciendas By Horse – with six nights in 3 locations, instead of six nights in 6 locations. Following trails through verdant valleys of patchwork fields, then onto the open plains to gallop with wild horses below the snow-capped peak of Cotopaxi Volcano; combining the seven days of our spectacular Andes routes with three superb yet very distinct locations.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Two nights at a working Hacienda hidden in the northern valleys; then two locations close to Cotopaxi National park – all three exceptional places and absolutely captivating; and a final night at a Hacienda close to Quito Airport. All rooms with private bathrooms.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1: The enchanting Andes
DAY 2 : Andean Condors
DAY 3 : Jesuit Hacienda
DAY 4 : Montane bamboo
Day 5 : The wild Andes
Day 6: Open plains & wild horses
Day 7: Rugged peaks & hidden valley
Day 8: Breakfast and Farewell
DAY 1 | THE ENCHANTING ANDES, EQUATOR LINE & INTRODUCTORY RIDE
Heading northwards from Quito, a stop as we cross the equator line south to north, followed by a visit to Cayambe market to marvel at the variety of fruit and vegetables on offer. We meet the horses and, once everyone is comfortable, enjoy a gentle introductory ride.
Dinner & Overnight at small, family-run working Hacienda
PL, Tea, D (approx. 3-4 hours horse riding)
FROM US$ 3,650
All accommodation (private bathrooms); all meals and water (from day 1 lunch to day 8 breakfast), wine with lunch; 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 necessary); international or national airport taxes; Dinner day 7; soft and alcoholic drinks (evenings/dinner); personal expenditure; tips and all services not mention ed in the detailed description.
“Sally, we have done destination rides for at least 10 years and I must say your trip was right up there at the top! Your attention to detail, concern for our safety, your care of your horses, and the wonderful accommodation made for the most memorable trip.”
JJ. August 2020