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Secrets of the Andes Ride


What to Bring for Secrets of the Andes Ride


We will be crossing different climate zones and the temperature on the Equator drops steeply at sundown. There can be a temperature variation between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius. Both light and warm clothes are therefore a must. The best equipped is to wear light, long-sleeved tops during the day (these provide protection from sun, thorns and insect bites, too). A sweatshirt, pullover or fleece jacket are required for the cooler parts.

Furthermore, you should bring a jacket (Gore- Tex or similar), rain gear, a hat with brim and solid shoes/boots with a good grip. Wellington boots are better suited to the short marches on foot than proper riding boots, plus protect your legs from the rubbing of the stirrups.

Don't forget your insect repellent, sun-cream, sunglasses, camera, and small water bottle.

We recommend you to pack a small towel, evtl. swimsuit, flip-flop shoes, bandana, personal medicine and torch/flash-light. Change of clothes, several change of dry socks, and warm clothes for the evenings. For your personal belongings during the ride, we recommend you to bring a fanny-pack or bum-bag. The luggage that travels with us in the car should be stored in soft bags.

Note: It’ is not mandatory in Ecuador but we always recommend to ride with a helmet. We have some at your disposition. If you wish to use one, it is best nevertheless to bring your own for better fit.

The following lists are items recommended for each ride; these lists are not exhaustive and are only meant as a guideline

 

Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
Visa (check with your consulate)

 

RIDING GEAR
Riding chaps
Thin long johns/ stockings are useful under trousers
Change of trousers
Strong boots
Riding helmet  (recommended for all trips)
Riding gloves
Wide brimmed hat (Stetson style, available in Quito)
Long sleeved cotton shirts
Warm, waterproof jacket (suitable for cold evening temperatures)
Bandana to protect mouth and nose from dust on the desert parts

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING
Evening wear (trousers, shirt and sweater for the hotels)
Trainers or canvas shoes
Hiking/riding boots with a good grip for walking sections
Swim suit for baths in the river and under the waterfalls
Small towel
Flip-flop shoes for the waterfalls and bath rooms

Thick socks

Thick jumper (there are beautiful examples all over Ecuador for you to purchase)
 
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for an emergency)
Sewing kit
Camera and extra film or batteries
Belly or Fanny pack
Sun glasses with strap
Sun tan lotion and lip balm 
Flashlight
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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
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
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.
CIntermediate
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.
EAdvanced
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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