El Triunfo Natural Reserve Ride

Andean Colombia: (IT-COL02)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/colombia_el_triunfo_nature_reserve_ride.aspx

Introduction
Andean Colombia
Welcome to Colombia: A country rich in different climates, coasts in between oceans, jungles, mountains, rivers, deserts, big cities, and wonderful biodiversity! You will visit Honda at the Natural Reserve of Tropical Dry Forest 'El Triunfo' declared in 2014 for its 4500 hectares of protected forest and 3000 hectares of Brahman cattle, becoming a leading example of cooperation between conservation and productivity. Immerse yourself in culture on first day with a city tour of the Old Historic Town of Honda. You'll get to meet the locals and experience and appreciate their way of life. Colombians are very welcoming and hospital and rich in history! Ride through various landscape such as mountains, lakes, and forests- proudly preserved and teaming with wildlife! There are over 150 species of birds alone, so be sure to keep your binoculars handy! Learn the ways of the cowboys and help out with their daily tasks. All nights are spent in a boutique hotel, refurbished from the 1700s and restored in 2010, boasting a beautiful bland of historic feels and modern comforts. Come enjoy the wonder that Colombia has to offer!

Accomodation

Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent in the same location.

El Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Posada las Trampas Boutique Hotel was built in 1780 when Honda was one of the most important municipalities in Colombia. Nowadays the building is part of national heritage. The house was restored in 2010. The rooms are simply decorated and all feature a TV, Wi-Fi access, a safety box, air conditioning and a private bathroom. Feel free to relax and enjoy the spa, pool, and bar. Laundry is available for $5 per piece.

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



Meals
All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4. You'll get to indulge on locally grown and traditional food. A pizza restaurant is open on weekends and holidays. Alcohol is not included, but can be purchased during the trip.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Horses
We have 15 horses total of Criollo breed. All of our horses were born, raised, and trained at our ranch with much love and care. The Criollos average about 14.3 hands high and are a stocky, sturdy breed. They have a soft temperament and are easy to ride, making them a great companion for less experienced riders, but their intelligence and endurance also makes them great for the cowboys and more experienced riders.

Riding
Mainly walking (4-6 hours). For very experienced riders we can offer faster paces and cattle work.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1
8:00-12:00 Transfer to Honda
13:00-14:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Citytour around the Old Historic Town
19:00-20:00 Dinner a la carte
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas

Day 2
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at hotel
8:00-9:00 Transfer to the Natural Reserve 'El Triunfo'
9:00-13:00 Horseback riding through mountains and lakes
13:00-15:00 Lunch and break
15:00-18:00 Horseback riding inside the forest
20:00-21:00 Dinner at hotel
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Riding 6 hours

Day 3
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at hotel
8:00 Transfer to ranch
8:30-12:00 Working with cowboys
12:00-14:00 Lunch at ranch
14:00-19:00 Horseback riding to see the sunset on top of a mountain and enjoy a glass of wine
19:00-19:30 Back to hotel
20:00 Dinner at hotel
Accommodation in el Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas
Riding 4 hours

Day 4
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at hotel
8:00-14:00 Transfer to Bogota


Rates and Dates for El Triunfo Natural Reserve Ride

Rates include:

Accommodations, activities, all meals, 2 days riding

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    2019 4-day trip (2 riding days), AP$700

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Bogota Airport included $0
2019 Single supplement $150

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4-day trip (2 riding days),... 2 /10 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Taxes, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, airplane tickets

Other Info
Meeting: Honda
Airport: Bogota
Transfer: Bogota

Climate:


Bogotá area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

68

68

68

67

67

66

65

66

66

67

67

67

Average Low Temperature (°F)

43

45

47

49

49

48

47

46

46

47

47

45

Average High Temperature (°C)

20

20

20

20

19

19

18

19

19

19

19

20

Average Low Temperature (°C)

6

7

8

9

9

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

6

9

11

12

9

7

7

8

11

10

7

Source: NOAA 


Seasons

Bogota has a tropical rainforest climate, which means there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The climate in Honda is hot all year round (25-35 °C), with plenty of rainfall. The temperatures are highest on average in August and lowest on average in October.
The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 42 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in October, with an average of 278 mm.

What To Bring:
What to Bring
-Long-sleeve shirts
-Pants (jeans preferred)
-Bathing suit
-Socks
-Closed-toed shoes (walking and riding shoes)
-Sunblock
-Insect repellent
-Binoculars
-Flashlight
-Towels
-Jacket and raincoat
-Hat
-Backpack
-Water bottle 500mL or larger
-Updated Yellow Fever vaccine