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Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail

Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail (2020) - IT-ECRT03

Rates and Dates for 2020
Rates include*: Accommodations, Most meals, Private reserve and National Park entrance fees & 7 horse riding days
Riding helmets upon prior request (but we do recommend that you bring your own), wool ponchos, saddlebags and half chaps available on request.

Packages and Options

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  • SeasonYearDescriptionDays / Nights US$
    20208 day trip, AP8d / 7n$4175
    • Small group supplement (2-3 riders only), pp$790
      Weight supplement (over 85 kg, 95 kg max.)$350
      Single supplement$690
* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Rates Note:

Please Note: If there are LESS than 4 riders signed up for a date at 1 MONTH prior to departure, we will adjust the itinerary to better distribute costs or opt to pay group supplement to keep original.

Transfer and Other Charges:

2020 Transfer from Quito Airport, pp, roundtrip (unguided) $100
2020 Transfer from Quito Airport, pp, roundtrip (guided) $150
2020 Extra night in Quito - please inquire $0

Please Note:On day 1, guests need to make their own way to Hotel Sebastien, usually for 7.30am. Transfers can be arranged at an addtiional cost.

Tour Dates for 2020
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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 08/01 - 08/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
A 2020 09/05 - 09/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
A 2020 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 12/19 - 12/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
Private rides can be organized throughout the year on non scheduled dates.
Prices changing in July 2019

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Rates do not include: Last night dinner in Quito (day 7), Transfers, Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, Gratuities & Medical insurance (mandatory)


Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail (IT-ECRT03):

Exceptional last minute postponement policy in place.

Guests health and safety are our #1 priority. We are continually monitoring the state of COVID-19 and the subsequent necessary action required. As soon as we can safely do so, we would like to once again offer rides tours in Ecuador. To ensure safety during tours, and to give you peace of mind, we have drawn up a special sanitary protocol which will be adjusted as more scientific information comes to light.
Our team dealing with transportation and the horse riding tours is very small, further reducing contact with people. The amount of staff at the hacienda is also small so there will be very few people on the property where you will be staying.
Our team will keep an appropriate distance, except for when it is entirely necessary (ex. To help onto your horses or with tack) and will follow all regulations and advice from health officials as they develop.

Strict staff protocol:
Our staff, Hacienda & hotel staff and transport staff will be held to the highest sanitation standards including more frequent: hand washing, wiping down of all surfaces in the accommodation, cleaning/sanitizing of tack, and changing of linens.
Staff will be wearing a mask at all times when interacting with guests, food, linens, tack and other items that the guests will be in contact with. Disposable gloves will be used and frequently changed between each task to reduce cross contamination.
Staff who demonstrate even mild/potential symptoms will be asked to stay home and their work area will be cleaned immediately after their departure.

Requirements for guests:
1- Before entering transport and the hacienda guests will be asked to disinfect their shoes with alcohol provided in spray bottles and apply hand sanitizing gel. This also applies to arrival at the hacienda after each day outside riding.
2- Guests will be asked to frequently wash their hands/apply gel throughout the tour. As well as carrying gel hand sanitizer to be used by staff and guests, there will be extra handwashing points throughout the tours.
3- Guests need to bring their own masks and sanitiser.
4- Before departure to the hacienda, guests will be asked to have their temperature checked and to fill out a short health survey. In the case that a guest has symptoms the group will be asked to reschedule their ride, so as to not risk exposure to our team.
5- In the case that someone develops symptoms, the ride will be immediately stopped and the guest will be isolated from the group. We will assist in helping the guest get to the nearest private hospital where they may be assessed and treated if necessary. In the case of rapid symptoms and loss of breath, an oxygen tank will be kept at the hacienda, in transport/back up vehicles.

In the case that you are travelling to get to us here in Ecuador, make sure you are up to date on your countries travel protocols. Be sure to take extra sanitation steps throughout your journey to ensure your own health and safety.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at

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Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail
Tour Code: IT-ECRT03
8 days / 7 nights ~$4,175.00
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 08/01 - 08/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
A 2020 09/05 - 09/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Expired
A 2020 11/21 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
A 2020 12/19 - 12/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /8 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
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Tack: ‘McClellan’ western style saddles with...
Horses: Local criollo crossed with Andalusian,...
Pace: Moderate with trots and long canters i...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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