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Cloud Forest to Highland Ride

Cloud Forest to Highland Ride
Highlands Riding Tours Ecuador

This adventure ride takes you through the very heart of the Western Andes and their unbroken beauty, winding through their hidden depths and heights. Certainly more challenging and demanding than a hacienda riding vacation, this ride addresses the nature lover with adventurous spirit, not minding the lack of luxury in the outdoors and some long riding days through difficult terrain.

Amazing scenery that changes from day to day will accompany you throughout the whole trip and more than compensate your efforts. We'll come across lush green cloud forests, as well as desert like landscapes, deep river canyons and steep mountain slopes, hot sunny valleys and cool windy heights, picturesque farming land and silent crater lakes.

Cultural encounters range from pre-historical testimonies to Spanish upper class descendants, from proud indigenous identity to hard working mestizo farmers. Get into contact with the hidden Ecuador, its natural wealth, its people and lifestyles, while enjoying your ride on great, lively and very reliable horses!

Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)

Meeting: Quito
Airport: Quito
Transfer: Quito
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Cloud Forest to Highland Ride
    Tour Code: IT-ECRT01
    10 days / 9 nights ~$1,950.00
    Dates : Available all Year

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 09/22 - 10/01 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
    A 2016 10/20 - 10/29 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
    A 2016 11/17 - 11/26 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
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    Airport: Quito
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