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Andean Mountain Ride

Andean Mountain Ride
Haciendas Ecuador

The country lies astride the Equator as the name indicates, but the climate is temperate because the ride is on a hacienda at about 9,000 ft. Upon stepping through the gates of the hacienda, one enters into a historical legacy dating back thousands of years.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains, the fertile valley still bountifully supports its inhabitants and is sited as a model for farming and land use in Ecuador and all of the Andes.  The main house was built in the 17th century and is a fine example of Spanish colonial architecture.
Today it is owned by the Plaza family (Galo Plaza was President of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952).   The food and service are excellent and the owners of this beautiful estate are particularly  proud of their fine Andalusian horses. Every day's ride has its particular beauty and charm, including rides in valleys surrounded by mountains, bathed in green lakes on mountain tops, snowcapped Cayambe, ancient Inca pyramids, waterfalls, dramatic views in or above the clouds. There are also encounters with friendly local Indian people in their colorful clothing.

The hacienda is famous for it horses and riding program. Here you can ride the Zuleteño horse.

Short Getaway
Family Vacation
Center-based ride

Meeting: Zuleta
Airport: Quito
Transfer: Quito
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 10 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 24

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    Andean Mountain Ride
    Tour Code: IT-ECSR01
    8 days / 7 nights ~$3,120.00
    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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    A 2016 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- 7 riding day... 2 /10 Reserve
    B 2016 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - 7 Riding Da... 2 /10 Reserve
    C 2016 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- 7 Riding Day... 2 /10 Reserve
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    Outside magazine calls Hacienda Zuleta - one of the world’s
    About Hacienda Zuleta
    Tack: South American, Spanish
    Horses: Zuletenan breed; a mixture between Spa...
    Pace: 4-8 hrs in the saddle Slow moderate w...

    Airport: Quito
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