Valley Vistas Trek

5.0 (5)
6 days 5 nights
Ecuador
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

We encourage you to ride your horse over the city of Cuenca to some of the most spectacular vistas in the area.  You will meet your mount after only a 20-minute journey from the city by public transportation. We provide numerous opportunities for walk, trot and gallop so you may enjoy horseback riding through valleys and mountains with the wind in your face and sensations of abandonment!

For those who live in Ecuador, this tour can be reduced to the number of days you desire, pricing will be modified to fit number of days. If living in Cuenca, rides and transportation only can be priced.

from US$ 1 075
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Asuay, Mariscal Lamar Airport
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 14 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Kimberly C.
Kimberly C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
An avid horse person who enjoys sharing the thrill of seeing Ecuador on horseback. Have been a resident of Ecuador for 9 years and the horseback riding/touring here is phenomenal. Have participated in endurance racing and won a 40K qualifying for Dubai with the fasted time in the field. LOVE horses!

Tour highlights

Ride in the Andes
See the most spectacular vistas in the area
Cuenca Tour
See all the museums and other sights in this significant city of Ecuador
Ecuadorian Cuisine
Try some traditional food of Ecuador

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Upon your arrival at Cuenca Airport, you will be greeted and transported to a charming hotel located in the historic downtown area, with a beautiful view of the Tomebamba River. Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to independently discover the city. If you prefer a more personalized experience, a guide will be at your disposal. Additionally, there will be an option to take a double decker bus tour for those interested in exploring the city from a unique vantage point.

Overnight: in a hotel.

Day 2
First Ride
Day 3
Mountain Paths
Day 4
Mountain Ridge Ride
Day 5
Cuenca Tour
Day 6
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Riding 3 days. Our horses are well-conditioned and bred for this type of work.  They have sure feet and are dependable whether they are climbing a mountain or traversing a valley.

Riders will be grouped/scheduled according to riding ability. Some horseback experience is desired as we are mountain climbing. Please reference your experience level when booking.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Hotel
3 nights
Guest House
2 nights
3 nights
Hotel
2 nights
Ranch

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Asuay, Mariscal Lamar Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • airport transfer;
  • walking city tour with English/Spanish city approved guide;
  • horseback trekking;
  • accommodation;
  • all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners (including farewell dinner);
  • sightseeing assistance/guidance in Cuenca;
  • all transportation.

Extras

  • flights;
  • alcoholic drinks (local beer, mojitos, cuba libre for purchase of $2.00 each)
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
  • K
    Katie
    20 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    We really appreciated the ride, it was fantastic! It had been a while since either of us had been on horseback, but Kim's expertise immediately made us feel comfortable. The horses were well-behaved and in excellent shape, and the scenery during the trek was breathtaking. Experiencing it this way made me feel connected to the landscape in an exciting and calming manner. It was truly a memorable experience!
    20 Dec, 2023
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    Explorer28301625836
    17 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    We had a great time. Kim is charming. I have to admit, my butt hurts. Lol The ride was lovely. Kim is good at pairing you with the right horse. Whether you're experienced or a beginner it a lot of fun.
    17 Oct, 2023
  • L
    Lynn
    3 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    The horses are well-behaved and well-cared for, and the scenery is breathtaking as we leave the city behind and enter the peaceful mountains. Kim has a wealth of knowledge about horses and does a great job matching each person's abilities with the horse's behavior and temperament.
    3 Oct, 2023

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