Ecuador horseback riding tours in the Galapagos Islands, the Andes and by the Pacific coast beaches

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We operate the brand new (July 2006) M/C Anahi Catamaran, this boat replaces one of the older boats of our Galapagos fleet, we have 20 years experience offering unique wilderness trips, our guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park and offer passionate onsight and classroom style lectures. The M/C Anahi will offer a new level of comfort and service in the Islands with our pampered adventures.

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Ecuador horseback riding tours

Since the Spanish arrived in South America, horses and horseback riding have become part of Ecuador's culture and tradition. We invite you to discover this bit of Ecuadorian life. Spend delightful days riding through our ecological reserves or take part in the traditional horse competitions and games country inns. Take longer trips from inn to inn throughout Ecuador.

There is nothing better than traversing the Ecuadorian mountain tundras with the Andean wind hitting your face, at the pace of a gallop on a horse. Enjoy all of the adrenaline that horseback riding can give you. Be it a trip of a few hours or an excursion of a few days, you can have the opportunity to live with this beautiful animal while enjoying the best landscapes of Ecuador.

As your horse takes you to higher altitudes and the windswept landscapes of the Ecuadorian paramo, you will marvel at the spectacular views. Ice-capped peaks of distant volcanoes and Andean mountains. The rolling hills with a variety of planted crops make up a patchwork of colors that create wonderful photographs and memories.

In Ecuador, there are excursions of this type that allow you to visit the surroundings of the haciendas that raise horses. Allow yourself to experiment what the "chagras" (Ecuadorian cowboys) felt and still feel in the company of their noble steed.

The excursions can go from one up to eight days. The horseback tours are always available and the tour operators deal with any change in climate that requires a change in itinerary. It is also possible to ride by the Pacific coast beaches and in the Galapagos Islands in the highlands of Santa Cruz and Isabella islands.

Recommendations
Temperature changes can be extreme, be prepared for brusque changes in temperature (from warm to cold) and for possible rain, wear appropriate clothing. Also, let us remind you of the following rules to make your adventure more secure and comfortable:

Personally check the saddle and straps of your horse before mounting, as well as making sure that the length of the stirrups and reins are the most comfortable for you and that they do appear to be too old, ripped or unsafe.

In addition to your security, check that of the horse. Form a relationship with him and be aware of any sign of illness, mistreatment or conditions that may be uncomfortable for the animal. If there is anything amiss, don't get on the horse and notify someone.

If at any point on the trip, the horse becomes violent or you feel insecure riding him, ask for a change in horse of suspend the riding. Dismount immediately.

we rather advise beginners to take short tours because the unusual muscular demands and concentration while riding can become demanding in the long run. For longer rides you should have at least some experience, a good physical shape as well as a healthy thirst for adventure.