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Otavalo Ride

Otavalo Ride
Haciendas Ecuador

Your riding trip starts at a 17th century Andean estate near Otavalo - This Hacienda is one of the leading country inns in Ecuador. Its white walls and terracotta tiles nestle beneath a deep blue sky in a wide, pastoral valley. It is the antithesis of urban life. You will explore the beautiful country side on several riding days through the valley and up the mountains - all along meeting friendly natives with their colorful dresses and adorable children.

Celebrities and royalty alike have chosen this place as their luxurious base for their travels in Ecuador, and once you step foot inside its courtyard gates, you’ll know why. Dine by Koi fountains filled with fragrant rosebuds, explore nooks and crannies for the hidden doorway or head to the village to look for exquisite handicrafts. Return to your antique-filled room after dinner, and you’ll be greeted by a roaring blaze in your very own kiva fireplace.

The first ride is a short 2-hour ride to get used to the horses and tack, leaving enough time to visit the Otavalo Indigenous market in the afternoon. This is followed by a two full day overnight trip to a remote country inn - you will be in the saddle for 5 to 6 hours on 3 full riding days. There are options to extend your ride by one or two nights with lots more riding, or if you want to combine your stay with more sightseeing - you can opt for 2 hrs of riding a day - leaving enough free time to venture out on your own to explore.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Center-based ride

Meeting: San Pablo
Airport: Quito
Transfer: Quito hotel or airport
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 7 riders

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    Otavalo Ride
    Tour Code: IT-ECSR02
    5 days / 4 nights ~$845.00
    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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 1 /7 Reserve
    B 2016 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 1 /7 Reserve
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    Rates | Dates
    Tack: Ecuadorian
    Horses: Creole, Peruvian
    Pace: Moderate with trots and some short can...

    Airport: Quito
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