2 DAYS OR MORE
Ecuador-picture postcard around every corner
Staying at secluded colonial country houses, set amid beautiful gardens in idyllic locations. Riding through the valleys and along grand avenues into the cobbled courtyards, guests are transported back in time to the arrival of the first Spaniards on horseback in the 1500s and to the early 1800s, when Simon Bolivar was undertaking epic rides during the independence era – both events that reshaped the South American continent.
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Tailor made tour of 2 days or more. Nights are spent peacefully in front of log fires, in antique-filled rooms at exclusive historic Haciendas. Comfortable suites each have their own unique appeal, with the rambling manicured gardens a delight to wander through.
DAY 1 | PARADISE FOUD: AND IDYLLIC PASTORAL ANDEAN VALLEY
Morning departure from Quito 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 and, once guests are comfortable, ride into the beautiful meadow-filled Andean Valley.
Dinner & Overnight at an Historic Hacienda
PL, D, (approx. 3-5hrs riding)
FROM US$ 4,260
All accommodation - mainly suites with private bath-rooms; all meals and water (from day 1 lunch to lunch on final day); English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; horses & spare horses; ponchos & saddlebags; groom 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.
“Our holiday with Ride Andes was without doubt the most memorable that we have ever had. All our needs were catered for. My husband was unable to ride so a 4x4 was organised which met us for lunch and in the evening. The scenery was amazing … Sally’s organisation was faultless: great food and interesting and comfortable places to stay. I would do it all over again at the drop of a hat!”