Sierra Central Horseback Riding, Colombi

Sierra Central Horseback Riding, Colombia

The ultimate trail ride for  riders looking for a truly Latin American equestrian experience.

Overview

Our equestrian adventure begins in the eastern highlands of Colombia, in Cundinamarca, at the colonial hacienda La Casona. For the next eight (8) days you will be immersed in one of the most attractive horse cultures in the world.

 

During the day, your Colombian creole horse will be saddled, together you and your horse will be crossing the desert of La Candelaria and pulling through the province Cundinamarca to the tropical province of Santander. At night you will enjoy staying in beautiful Colonial Haciendas (Ranches) where you will have the opportunity to share with locals, discover its traditions and its rich and varied cuisine, the weather in this region is unique, with pleasant temperatures that will make your stay even happier.

Duration

8 Days - 7 Nights

Group Size

06 - 18 Riders

Riding days

6 Days

Riding level

Medium

From:

$2830,00

trip highlights:

  • On average, you will be about six hours a day in the saddle and make your way along centuries-old rolling horse trails, riding through the mountain landscapes of the Cordillera Oriental, crossing the desert of La Candelaria, and pulling through the province Cundinamarca to the tropical province of Santander.

  • The geography of this region is wild and unpredictable in combination with its rich history still very present in all towns and cities creates the kind of scenario that most have only dreamed about.

  • The Riding horses utilized during the journey are the native horses, but on day one you will have the chance to ride a purebred Paso Fino Creole Colombian horse.

  • All overnights are made in Haciendas, (Ranches).

 
 

itinerary

day 1: Bogota – Saddlery - Paso Fino Stables - Cucunúba

day 2 : Cucunúba - Hacienda La Casona

day 3 : Hacienda La Cabaña - Sutatausa - Hacienda La Cabaña

day 4 : Hacienda La Cabaña - Punta de Vega - Hacienda Potosi 

day 5 :  Hacienda Potosi - Raquira Silvestre 

day 6 :  Raquira Silvestre - Monasterio de la Candelaria

day 7 : Monasterio de la Candelaria - Villa de Leyva

day 8 : Villa de Leyva - Bogota

Download the full program in PDF, by clicking here

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions. The final route is always left up to the discretion of the trip leader in the field.

 

Prices & dates 2022:

8 days / 7 nights / 6 day days riding 
2.830 USD p.p.**

when you book with us

First, you just must to...

Click on the date more convenient for you, and fill the form (that will appear) with all the information that we required.

Then, we are going to...

Check the availability, and send you a Budget with all the details about your trip, and the process to do the payment. 

Once we receive your payment...

We will send you an invoice to confirm your booking.

** Prices are linked to the Colombian Peso, in case of strong exchange rate fluctuations, the price can be adjusted up to 3 weeks before departure.

** Are you alone? do not worry, you can individually register/book and join in a group with other riders.

Included:

  • Accommodation: nights in authentic and comfortable farm rooms in different colonial Haciendas. Based on double-rooms.  (the Haciendas are original farms, not build for tourism, couples will have their private rooms but other participants will share the room with other travelers as most rooms have 2 to 4 beds).

  • Meals: full board. (From dinner first day to breakfast last day).

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides. Furthermore, you will be accompanied by local arrieros. The guides are equipped with cell phones so they can call for assistance if needed. 

  • Backup Vehicle: brings your personal luggage to the daily overnight place/hacienda. 

  • Horses & tack, including saddlebags and raincoat.  

  • Transfers: drop off at the Airport of Bogota on day 8.

not included:

  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance are Mandatory: ask your local insurance company or travel agent about it. You will not be allowed to participate in this riding holiday without having both of these personal travel insurance. 

  • Flight: international & domestic flight. Gateway is Bogota.​

  • Lunch on day 1

  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks

  • Single Supplement: USD 65 - 50 Euro/night to pay only if you specifically want to sleep in a single room and not want to share the room (a single room is not always possible).

  • Transfer to the meeting point on day 1 in Bogota (airport taxis available 24/24 and very cheap).

  • Personal expenses 

  • Tips: (optional)

  • Booking Sales Tax: USD 33,00 per person per payment

 

travel information

 Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

travel documentation

  • International Passport:  Required for most foreigners (still 6 months valid)

  • Visa:  most European and Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Colombia. Contact the Colombian Embassy in your country for more information. 

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory.

  • Trip Cancelation Insurance, mandatory.

  • International and local flight tickets. Gateway is Bogota.​ ​  

  • Vaccinations: not mandatory but recommended (consult your physician)

  • Luggage: the maximum allowable weight of your luggage depends from airline to airline. Check with the airline or travel agent how many kilograms and pieces of luggage you can take. Your personal luggage is transported during the trek to the various stopovers.

general information, country

  • Currency: the Colombian currency is the Colombian Peso. Cash dispensers can be found in all towns and cities.
    In the cities, you can pay with credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express) 

  • Health: The highlands and Coffee Triangle in Colombia is a safe region in terms of health. You can easily eat and drink anything without being stomach bothered. Eating raw vegetables, salads, and ice creams is no problem. 
    There are no vaccinations required and there is no malaria in this part of Colombia. In case of illness or an accident, there are good hospitals and doctors nearby.

  • Language: Spanish is the official language in Colombia, but do not worry our guide speaks 6 languages and will help and translate with pleasure where needed.

  • Safety: Colombia has not always had the best record in terms of security and crime. But now thousands of European and North American citizens visit Colombia every year for tourism, business, college studies, and volunteering. Security in Colombia has improved and it is considered one of the safest countries in the region. The only risk that exists now in Colombia, is that you want to stay! Our trip passes through the department of Quindio where there is no need to worry at all 

  • The Electricity and plugs: http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/colombia/ 

  • General information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia  http://www.colombia.travel/en/ 

  • Time: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ 

riding, general information

  • Horses: Colombian criollo/cruzado.

  • The riding: Trailride, 6 days on horseback, riding from one place to the other, an average of 6 hours per day in the saddle.

  • Saddles: comfortable Colombian trail saddles.

  • Guides: professional and multilingual guides.

  • Comfort: clean and comfortable ranch & hotel rooms.(single participants of the same sex share rooms. 2, 3, 4 bedded farm rooms).

  • Riding level: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders. You should be confident on a horse at all paces. The pace is varied to include walk, trot, and canter.

  • Group Size: Minimum 6 participants and Maximum  18 riders

  • Riders weight limit: 120 Kg

travel gear

  • Valid international passport

  • Travel Insurance

  • Pocket money (you can change EUR/£/USD in the airport)

  • A warm sweater and a warm jacket

  • 4 or 5 T-shirts and a minimum of 1 shirt with long sleeves.

  • Jodhpurs or jeans to ride with

  • Riding shoes or boots/riding shoes with mini-chaps or long chaps

  • One second pair of shoes for the evening

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Swimsuit

  • One towel  

  • Toiletries

  • Sun Cream

  • Water canteen

  • Camera

* we have raincoats and saddlebags available for you
* It is recommended to put your luggage in a travel bag instead of a hard suitcase. 10 bags are easier to get in the backup vehicle than 10 suitcases.  (thanks!)

Booking Conditions & Cancellation Policies

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