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Horse riding holiday in Havana
from $1,285
Summary:
An excellent short break for those looking to mix horse riding with experiencing the local culture. After riding in the mornings, the afternoons are given to learning the national dance of Cuba, 'Son', with a professional dance teacher. There are plenty of other activities for non-riding friends and family making this a really inclusive holiday.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 20 February; 4 March; 5 November. Other dates available on request all year round.
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel (usually Hotel Presidente)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in walk, trot and canter in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: One way transfer is included to Jose Marti airport on the last day of the programme for clients departing at 6pm or later. Transfer from Havana airport is not included, taxi cost is approximate 25 CUC (€25)
Cuban cowboy on horseback
from $2,759
Summary:
Exploring the colonial and cultural heritage of central Cuba on horseback.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 10 February; 17 November
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 6 hours. Most riding days are six hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel (usually Hotel Presidente)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter and some experience riding over rough terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: One way transfer is included to Jose Marti airport on the last day of the programme for clients departing at 6pm or later. Transfer from Havana airport is not included, taxi cost is approximate 25 CUC (€25)
Cuba Tabaqueros Trail
from $2,175
Summary:
A rich cultural and natural ride through the Green Province, the westernmost province of Cuba.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 9 Nov
  • 2020: 8 Feb; 14 Nov
  • Trip Length: 2019: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding
    2020: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 6 hours. Most riding days are six hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel (usually Hotel Presidente)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter and some experience riding over rough terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: One way group transfer is included to Jose Marti airport at the last day of the programme for clients departing at 6pm or later. TArrival transfer from Havana airport is not included, taxi cost is approximately 25 CUC (€25).
Shawn Hamilton on The Revolution Trail horse-riding holiday in Cuba
from $2,639
Summary:
This trail through Oriente, the Eastern Region of Cuba, takes you to the historical sites of the Cuban Revolution and lets you discover the beauty of the National Park of Sierra Maestra on horseback. The Revolution Trail suits riders who can walk, trot canter and also offers plenty of activities out of the saddle making it suitable for accompanying non-riders. This is a point to point trail offering accommodation in casas particulares (homestays), guesthouses and farmers accommodation along the route.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 2-10 Feb (confirmed); 24 Feb - 4 Mar; 30 Nov - 8 Dec
  • Other dates on request.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Santiago de Cuba Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in walk, trot and canter in open spaces
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Arrival transfer is included. Departure transfer is not included, taxi cost is approximate 25 CUC (around £20) payable on-site.
The pacific coast beach
from $1,945
Summary:
Exceptional adventure holiday exploring the unspoilt coastline and interior of the Dominican Republic on horseback.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 2 Feb; 9 Mar; 6, 27 Apr; 25 May, 13 Jun; 31 Aug; 28 Sept; 26, Oct, 30 Nov.
  • Other dates on request for 2 or more riders, open all year except 12 Dec - 4 Jan.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding or 13 days/12 nights/9 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably. Minimum age is 12.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from Punta Cana (20 mins). Transfers from La Romana or Santo Domingo are also possible for an extra charge.
Cotopaxi Volcano rising in the background
from $2,045
Summary:

Point to point trail along the Avenue of Volcanoes in the Ecuadorean Andes. Accommodation in various haciendas and one refuge en route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Avenue of Volcanoes: 4 Jan; 18 Feb; 16 Mar; 17, 31 May; 21 Jun; 2 Aug; 18 Oct.
  • 2019 Cotopaxi Volcano and Haciendas: 18 Jan; 22 Feb; 5 Apr; 13 Sept; 6 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 9 days/ 8 nights/ 7 days riding - Avenue of Volcanoes
    8 days/7 nights/6 days riding - Cotopaxi Volcano & Haciendas Ride
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders able to walk, trot and canter in varied terrain. Minimum age 10 years (must be a good rider).
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12 - Small group supplement payable for groups of 2/3.
  • Transfer: Return transfers from Quito are $100 return per car. Payable on site. Transfer time approximately 1 hour
Summary:

Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcanoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 24 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: $50 per car each way. Payable on site. Transfer time approx 1 hour
Ecuador Trail to Pinan Lake
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Join this pack trip as personal guests of the owners of a large working hacienda. They will accompany you on this adventurous trek and explore the Andes mountains on horseback following remote valleys and over high passes until you reach the isolated and pristine Lake Pinan.

Departure Dates:
  • Please enquire
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be able to walk, trot and canter and have a confident seat over steep terrain. Min age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Mountains
from $3,299
Summary:
Point to point trail through the Ecuadorean Andes. Accommodation in various haciendas, hostels and campsites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 1 February; 16 August; 22 November
  • Trip Length: 12 days/11 nights/10 days riding 3-6 hours per day
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-9 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito Airport (UIO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders able to walk, trot and canter in varied terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: Return transfers from Quito are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour Payable on site.
Riding through the Central Sierra
from $1,935
Summary:
See the real Mexico on this trail which has a combination of beautiful nature and historic UNESCO towns along the historic Silver Route. Good riding, hotel accommodation and cultural highlights.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 22 July; 19 August; 16 September; 14 October.
  • Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 2019: 9 days/8 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (may be over 7 hours on some days)
  • Meeting point: Leon Airport (BJX)
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit, confident intermediate onwards able to walk, trot and canter, maybe gallop depending on group. Long hours in the saddle, minimum age 14.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Approximately $30 each way Payable on site

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