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Momopeho's ECUADOR 2008: the sun's route country

HORSEBACK RIDING
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PACHAMAMA: 13 days - 12 nights
EQUINOX: 9 days -8 nights
THREE PEARLS: 8 days - 7 nights
VOLCANOES & PLANES: 6 days - 5 nights
AMAZONIA ADVENTURE: 7 days - 6 nights
MOUNTAIN & SEA: 4 days - 3 nights
CUE- SOUTH´S CIRCUIT: 3 days - 2 nights
CUE- VALDIVIA: 6 days - 5 nights
CUE- TRANSANDEAN 6 days - 5 nights
CUE- ATAHUALPA 10 days - 9 nights
GYE- MORLACO: 3 days - 2 nights
GYE- SUN´S ROUTE: 5 days - 4 nights
GYE- TAITA: 5 days - 4 nights
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EXPEDITIONS

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Ecuador is an ideal country for horseback riding.

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There are a lot of Haciendas developing this activity as a way to offer new alternatives for visitors.

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Cotopaxi National Park is a beautiful and impressive site for various adventure activities.

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For us, is a must to recommend you our MULTISPORT adventure program.

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In cooperation with Haciendas we offer horseback riding by the nicest and natural places of Coast, Sierra and Amazonia, inclusive Galapagos Islands.

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Horses are specially prepared for this activity. The most of them are local ones (Called "criollos") but for finest clients there are some Haciendas offering special ones as: Argentinian, English, Arabian, etc.

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If you are a fan of this sport, we invite you to live this exiting experience at Ecuador.

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We offer tours from 1 to 20 days. It is important to say that because of horse's constitution, wheight of rider must be less than 85 Kilos.

FLEXIBILITY: All of our tours described below can be combined (replaced) as you want, mixing this alternatives always with the same final price (One excursion per day and reservation in advance):

  • Horseback riding
  • Visit to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Mountain biking
  • Ruminahui's climbing
  • Pasochoa's climbing
  • Canopy tour
CONDOR'S ROUTE: 2 days - 1 night

Day 1.- QUITO - COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK.- Early departure from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park (CNP). Upon our arrival, we will go to the interpretation center to learn about the highest active volcano in the world and the history of its major eruptions as well as about the local flora and fauna. Then we will continue our visit towards Limpiopungo (or "open door") lagoon where excellent pictures of Cotopaxi, Sincholagua and Rumiñahui can be taken from one of the most beautiful locations of the Ecuadorian Andes. We will reach the refuge on the volcano's foothills at 4,800 meters above sea level. Then we will visit Pucará del Salitre, the ancient Inca military fortress that controlled the "incañanes", or old roads to the jungle, and the valley of Latacunga. Lunch. Accommodation at hacienda El Porvenir. Diner.

Day 2.- HORSEBACK RIDING AND TREKKING - QUITO.- A lesson regarding how to ride horses will be ready by the local guide. We will dress up in the "chagra" attire (Poncho and zamarro). Then we will begin our ride through the majestic Rumiñahui "páramos" almost reaching the volcano peaks through several paths from which we will be able to watch the brave bulls, the wild horses and the local flora and fauna amidst the marvelous Ecuadorian highlands landscape. (4 hours aprox.). At noon a delicious lunch will be waiting for us. In the afternoon will make a trekking by the Manto Blanco cascade. Return to Quito.

PRICE PER PERSON (Min. 2 pax)

  • Machai room (Sharing bathroom) $USA 178
  • Superior room (Private bathroom) $USA 193

Tour Include: Accommodation (double-triple) / Full board (4 foods) / Described activities / Guides (bilingual and local deppending of activity) / Necesary equipment for each activity (zamarro and poncho) / Transport from-to Quito / Local Taxes. NOT included: Admission (US$10) / Bar and bazar / Tips.

COTOPAXI MULTISPORT: 3 days - 2 nights

01.- QUITO – PARQUE NACIONAL COTOPAXI - (Canopy).- This is an altitude transport's system using special equipment hanging on an iron cable and using gravity as propulsion. It is a safe way so that passengers can enjoy this trip over the trees with very low environmental impact. Allows to people with low or no one knowing about scalling or mountainnering to live an unforgetable experience. Have 5 cables from 100 to 400 meters long, designed to support various tons of weight. Almost anyone can practice canopy, from 10 years child to third age. Our specilized guides will be with you all the time taking care you get a very safe adventure. Continuation to Hacienda El Porvenir for lunch, diner and accommodation.

02.- PARQUE NACIONAL COTOPAXI.- (Horseback riding and Trekking).- A lesson regarding how to ride horses will be ready by the local guide. We will dress up in the "chagra" attire (Poncho and zamarro). Then we will begin our ride through the majestic Rumiñahui "páramos" almost reaching the volcano peaks through several paths from which we will be able to watch the brave bulls, the wild horses and the local flora and fauna amidst the marvelous Ecuadorian highlands landscape. (4 hours aprox.). At noon a delicious lunch will be waiting for us. In the afternoon will make a trekking by the Manto Blanco cascade. Diner.

03.- PARQUE NACIONAL COTOPAXI – QUITO.- (Visit to Park).- Upon our arrival, we will go to the interpretation center to learn about the highest active volcano in the world and the history of its major eruptions as well as about the local flora and fauna. Then we will continue our visit towards Limpiopungo (or "open door") lagoon where excellent pictures of Cotopaxi, Sincholagua and Rumiñahui can be taken from one of the most beautiful locations of the Ecuadorian Andes. We will reach the refuge on the volcano's foothills at 4,800 meters above sea level. Then we will visit Pucará del Salitre, the ancient Inca military fortress that controlled the "incañanes", or old roads to the jungle, and the valley of Latacunga. Lunch. Return to Quito.

PRICE PER PERSON (Min. 2 pax)

  • Machai room (Sharing bathroom) $USA 267
  • Superior room (Private bathroom) $USA 297

Tour Include: Accommodation (double-triple) / Full board (3 breakfast, 3 lunch and 2 dinner) / Described activities / Guides (bilingual and local deppending of activity) / Necesary equipment for each activity / Transport from-to Quito / Local Taxes. NOT included: Admission (US$10) / Bar and bazar / Tips.

VOLCANOE'S HORSEBACK RIDING: 5 days – 4 nights

Day 1 Quito - Pasochoa .- Departure from Quito to reach Private Reserve of Hacienda Santa Rita at 3.300 mosl. First a lesson of how to ride horses and then a riding through native forest untill reach the andean "paramos" of Pasochoa. Well enjoy of magnificient landscapes and volcanoes surrounding us. Reaching the base's rock will be possible to make a short trekking up to 4.200 mosl (13.776 feet). Will return to Hacienda where will be waiting a delicious lunch. Accommodation. Diner.
Day 2 Rumiñahui.- After breakfast and on horses will go to Rumiñahui volcano, through exclusive roads, learning explanations of legend and history. We will see brave bulls, birds, savage fauna and the beautiful andean "paramos" landscapes. If we are lucky we will see the magnificient "Cóndor Andino". We will also visit the "Chusigmachai" or Owl's Refuge. Lunch. Accommodation and diner.
Day 3 Parque Nacional Cotopaxi - El Tambo Quilindaña.- Hour day will deggin from Hacienda El Porvenir to Hacienda El Tambo Quilindaña, located at the oriental cordillera. Will visit "Pucará del Salitre", an ancient Inca fortress. All the time watched by the Cotopaxi colossus. The oportunity to have a diversity of landscapes, mountain rivers, small lakes that will give us an idea of the importance of this water's system. Lunch. Accommodation and diner at El Tambo Quilindaña.

Day 4 Quilindaña.- We will ride the base of this old volcanoe (4.878 mosl, 15.999 feet hight) extincted million years ago. Cross by it's plains where there is stil pristine woods of native trees such as "pantza or polilepis". We will also walk by listening the explanations of our guide. After a very nice day will return to hacienda's house for lunch, accommodation and diner.

Day 5 El Tambo Quilindaña - El Porvenir - Quito.- Early in the morning will beggin our route back to civilization, following the Tambo river up to reach the base of the Cotopaxi using the "high route" to Chirimachai. Will cross by the big canyon of Curipugyo (Gold's place in quichua), where easily can observe the evidence of past eruptions. Back to hacienda El Porvenir for lunch. Return to Quito.

PRICES PER PERSON IN $USA

ROOM
4PAX
3PAX
2PAX
Sharing bathroom
495
660
990
Private bathroom
555
740
1.110

Tour Include: Accommodation (double-triple based) / Full board (13 foods) / Described activities / Guides (bilingual and local deppending of activity) / Necesary equipment for each activity (zamarro and poncho) / Transport from-to Quito / Local Taxes. NOT included: Admission (US$10) / Bar and bazar / Tips.

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