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Secrets of the Andes Ride

Accommodations for Secrets of the Andes Ride

This is a progressive ride, so nights are spent in different locations.

We always have several options for the accommodations at each night, depending which host is available. Accommodations are usually basic, but cozy, located in remote areas. Most overnight places are privately-owned, and therefore, they have their own charm. Not one place is similar to the next. Bathrooms are shared on most nights but sometimes there are private bathrooms available. Hot water is not always guaranteed.
Wi-Fi is only available in Quito and at the ranch (in Pululahua). Laundry services are usually available at the ranch as well.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel or B&B in Quito
Nights 2 & 3: Cozy country-hotel in Pululahua
Night 4: Farmhouse in Aguacatal
Nights 5 & 6: Cozy country-hotel in Pululahua
Night 7: Yunguilla
Night 8: Guesthouse in Pelagallo
Night 9: Cozy country-hotel in Pululahua

Cozy country-hotel in Pululahua
The ranch is set in the middle of the 6-kilometer-wide Pululahua crater. It has an outdoor Jacuzzi where guest can relax after a long day in the saddle.

Farmhouse in Aguacatal
Very remote and beautiful farm that offers accommodation in cozy wooden cabañas. There is no electricity here. Hot solar shower available.

This is a self-sustaining community-tourism project, which offers an authentic experience. There are incredible views over the surrounding mountains and forests.

Guesthouse in Pelagallo
Your hosts, Marcelo and Maritza will give you a warm welcome in their lovely guesthouse that sits alone on the ridge, offering panoramic views.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is not mandatory if we cannot find another rider to share your room.

All meals are included except for lunches and dinners in Quito.

Alcoholic drinks are not included in this trip but guests are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Secrets of the Andes Ride
Tour Code: IT-ECRT01B
10 days / 9 nights ~$1,930.00
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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Tack: English and Montura de Vaquería (Weste...
Horses: creole horses and several other cross-...
Pace: Daily 3-6 hours Mountainous terrain, ...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Quito
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