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Historic Haciendas


Historic Haciendas
Highlands Riding Tours Ecuador

Through a collage of tiny fields of every green imaginable and into the cobbled courtyard of the most important, best preserved Hacienda of the northern Highlands.

Staying at secluded colonial country houses, set amid beautiful gardens in idyllic locations, riding through valleys and along grand avenues into the cobbled courtyards, guests are transported back in time to the arrival of the first Spaniards on horseback in the 1500s and early 1800s, when Simon Bolivar was undertaking epic rides during the independence era – both events that reshaped the South American continent.
Andean Condors soar overhead, wild horses gallop alongside, and there is a chance of spotting the Andean Spectacled Bear, as well as a wealth of bird life.

Nights are spent peacefully in front of log fires, in antique-filled rooms at exclusive Historic Haciendas. Comfortable suites each have their own unique appeal, with the rambling manicured gardens a delight to wander through.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs
Ride with Western Tack

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Airport: Quito
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    Historic Haciendas
    Tour Code: IT-ECRT13
    6 days / 5 nights ~$4,260.00
    Dates : Available all Year

    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: ‘McClellan’ western style saddles with...
    Horses: Local criollo crossed with Andalusian,...
    Pace:
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Quito
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