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What to Bring for Cotopaxi Adventure Ride

Guests are kindly requested  to bring a minimum of personal belongings with them. Pack animals or vehicle support transports our luggage each day! Luggage storage can be organized in Quito during the ride if necessary. All bed linen and towels will be provided in the haciendas, but you should bring your own personal towel of there is camping or rustic lodges during your itinerary. You will be provided with rain ponchos for adverse weather, saddle bags, and chaps / half chaps (limited, available on prior request) and riding helmets if you prefer (but we recommend bringing your own). Please bring enough film and batteries especially film/cartridges/memory cards for equipment. Please note the backup vehicle can carry video cameras for guests, but the vehicle will not be with the riders all the time. At altitude batteries tend to run down more quickly! Although Ecuador has one of the best records in Latin America for safety we advise that you please take the minimum valuables and avoid wearing expensive watches/jewellery in public, use the hotel/hacienda safety deposit box, use money belts (while riding, valuables can be handed in to the guide for safe storage), while in Quito city please use taxis at night don't go walking about on your own if it can be avoided!

This list is only a guideline for you


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


Riding chaps-full or half length
Stretch trousers/jodhpurs. We advise you against wearing denim jeans or baggy trousers. (Lightweight jodhpurs may be too thin.)
thin 'longjohns'/stockings/stretch lycra-style cycling shorts are useful under trousers/jodhpurs
Change of trousers
Strong boots (boots/riding boots with rubber soles - you may have to walk on rough terrain)
Riding helmet  (mandatory)
Woollen scarf
Riding gloves
Wide brimmed hat ('Stetson' style, available in Quito)
Long sleeved cotton shirts
Fleece jacket
Warm, waterproof jacket


Evening wear (trousers, shirt and sweater for the hotels)
Runners or canvas shoes (for evenings & market visits - comfortable, low/no heels)
Personal Toiletries
Insect repellent
Personal medications
Sore cream (for an emergency)
Sewing kit
Camera and enough extra films and batteries
Sun glasses with strap
High protection sunscreen and lip balm 
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Cotopaxi Adventure Ride
Tour Code: IT-ECRT04
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,885.00
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 2020 06/20 - 06/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Expired
B 2020 07/01 - 07/11 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Expired
A 2020 07/11 - 07/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 07/22 - 08/01 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 08/01 - 08/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/01 - 08/11 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 09/05 - 09/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 09/19 - 09/29 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 11/21 - 12/01 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Reserve
B 2020 12/23 - 01/02 11d / 10n 11 day trip, AP- Volcanoes &... 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 12/27 - 01/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Cotopaxi Adv... 4 /8 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: ‘McClellan’ western style saddles with...
Horses: Local criollo crossed with Andalusian,...
Pace: Pace is varied due to the terrain with...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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