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Horse-riding in the Andean Codillera

Listed under Horse Riding in Ecuador.

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Riding amongst the Andean Codillera can combine a host of pleasures. Canter across vast grassy plains, flanked by snow-capped volcanoes; soak up the history by following ancient Inca routes; relax in the evenings in historic Ecuadorian 'haciendas', sharing tales around open hearth fires; or immerse yourself in local culture by visiting local markets.

All of this is possible, and the riding possibilities range from single day to long multi-day trips.

Horses are sturdy and great for their job - throw on a poncho and some sheepskin chaps to really feel the part!

One word of caution though - there are a number of local operators in Ecuador whose reputation for safety on horseback is not the greatest. So, do a bit of research and find those that have an excellent international reputation. Even if it costs you a little more it will be worth every penny in terms of the quality and experience that you receive in return.

Written by  Louisa Begg.

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