HORSES & HACIENDAS

Cuenca, ANDES ECUADOR
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    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
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    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.
  • View Large
    Horseback riding and a 2-night stay at a private hacienda and experience traditional hospitality. Tour is in the southern Andes highlands just outside Cuenca.

On this enchanting trip you will ride along native trails that connect private haciendas to truly experience rural life. Each night you will stay in a private hacienda around Tarqui, just outside Cuenca. Each hacienda has its own individuality and beauty – some are colonial with lots of history, others modern and charming, and the typical Andean cowboy farm, where horse and cattle raising, are their primary focus. The owners of each hacienda open their doors with traditional hospitality. This wonderful experience will stay with you forever.

Itinerary sample:

Day 1 Totorillas to San Agustin (Lunch and dinner provided)
Day 2 San Agustin to Tutupali (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3 Tutupali to Tarqui (Breakfast and lunch)

For a list of hotel pickup locations (link)> page

Minimum 2 persons
Intermediate horse riding skills required

Price quoted is per person in $US (USD)

Included:
2-night accommodation in private haciendas
Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Moderate activities 4 to 6 hours a day

Not included:
Entrance fees
Water or bottled beverages
Gratuities

What to Bring

Walking shoes
Riding boots
Bottled water
Sun hat
Sunscreen protection
Lightweight wind/rain jacket

Day temperature 50° to 77° F / 10° to 25° C
Highland terrain elevations from 2,600 to 3,400 m (8,530 to 11,154 ft.)