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Guayllabamba Ecuador: The Sacred Valley

If you are an experienced rider this Guayllabamba Ecuador Sacred Valley tour is perfect for you! Prepare to ride through the deep and tough ancient trails

USD $795.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $795.00
2 - 8USD $575.00
1

Come with us to the Sacred Valley in Guayllabamba Ecuador and Immerse in the Ancient Ecuadorian Culture

In Guayllabamba Ecuador we can find a sacred valley that’s full of history, ceremonial places, grave hillocks, terraces, stone carvings, apart from an amazing scenery full of nature, lush vegetation and pleasant weather. Join us, and let’s ride our horses through ancient paths, and let’s discover all we can about the old civilizations.

Highlights 

  • Spend 3 days/2 Nights in the amazing Guayllabamba Ecuador Sacred Valley
  • Ride through the demanding and deep trails of this sacred valley
  • Enjoy a home-made meal in a remote, electricity free, farm.

Tour Information 

Duration: 3 days/2 Nights
Start and End Location: Quito
Availability: Monday to Sunday, Year Round (Except December 25th and January 1st).
Miscellaneous:  Maximum rider weight of 200 pounds. Maximum 8 travelers per tour. Physical fitness, confidence, and safety seat are crucial on this trip.

Itinerary 

Day 1 – Warm Up Guayllabamba Ecuador
We will meet in Quito and our car will take us to a Ranch that’s located inside the National Reserve Pululahua. Once there we will get on a Jeep for a ride that’s full of nature and amazing landscaping. In the ranch, our mountain horses will be waiting for us to take us through this volcanic crater scenery, and then we will get to know the trails of the Guayllabamba Ecuador Sacred Valley. Today will only be a warm-up ride, so that we know what to expect from this demanding trails, our horse and the saddle, while watching the crater and its history, the nature around us, wild orchids, traditional Andean agriculture, among others.

Day 2 – Sacred Valley
On our way to the Sacred Valley, we will see cloud-forest covering mountain slopes, deep gorges and much more. Before we reach the valley, we will go through a narrow passage of the Rio Blanco Canyon, and we will see the river, which means we are in the Sacred Valley. In this Valley, we will see coffee trees, fields of sugar cane and different tropical fruits. We will be staying in “Aguacatal” a remote, electricity free, lovely farm that offers us beds in a cozy wooden cabañas, they will be waiting for us with a welcome drink and a much-deserved home-made hot meal.

Day 3 – Ride back to the Ranch
From the back of our horses, we will be riding this valley that has been settled long before the arrival of the Incas, by cultures who were farming the steep difficult land, building temples for their gods and knowing the exact position of the equator line. Today’s ride combines steep adventurous climbs through dense vegetation with gallop stretches on mountain ridges with wide open views. We shall also take a look at mysterious 1300 years old stone-carvings from the Yumbo-culture. We’ll be crossing the crystal clear waters of Rio Blanco on horseback on our way back home to the crater valley. Hiking parts are necessary.

What’s Included

  • Transport from and to our common meeting point in new town Quito
  • An accompanying provisions vehicle for the whole tour
  • Transportation of the horses where necessary
  • Full catering during the tour, all meals, and beverages, accommodation in farms, hotels, reserve
    lodges and tents according to the itinerary
  • Your horse and its equipment
  • Tour guide and helpers

What’s Not Included 

  • Travel insurance
  • Breakfast of the first day/dinner of the last day
  • Extra drinks
  • Extra services
  • Tips

What to Bring 

  • The best-equipped wear light, long-sleeved tops during the day (these provide protection from sun, thorns and insect bites, too)
  • Sweatshirt, pullover or fleece jacket are required for the cooler parts
  • You should bring a jacket (Gore-Tex or similar), rain gear, a hat with a brim and solid shoes/boots with a good grip.
  • Insect repellent, sun-cream, sunglasses, camera, and small water bottle

Important Notes 

  • Weather: A national weather forecast does not exist, as the weather in the Andes is extremely local and fast-changing. The weather in the crater is also very different from the weather in Quito. Very roughly, rainy season runs from November to April/May, dry season from June to October, but it can always rain in the dry season and be totally dry for weeks in the rain season. If sunny, the sun is very strong and intense. If raining, it typically rains in the afternoon when we’re finished or nearly finished with the ride. The rainy season is especially nice, as the landscape is greener, lush, and more flowers. Therefore, the only correct answer to this question is: always bring good sun- and rain-protection for the ride.
  • Calculate a temperature variation between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Maximum rider weight 90kg or 200 pounds, on 8-day-ride 85 kg.
  • Instructions from the guide must be followed. Anybody who continually disrupts the group and does not follow the guide’s instructions and endangers safety must reckon with the possibility of expulsion from the tour with no tight to a refund.
  • Tour reservations for the trekking expeditions should be made so early as possible
  • In case of booking cancellations, the following fees will apply:
    Cancellation over 6 weeks before the ride: We charge a 10% administration fee.
    Cancellation between 21 and 45 days before the ride: 20% of the trip price
    Cancellation between 7 and 20 days before the ride: 50% of the trip price
    Cancellation between 3 and 6 days before the ride: 70% of the trip price
    Cancellation during the last 48 hours of the ride or no-show: 100% of the trip price
  • The participants are strongly urged to take travel and health insurance, as our Company can accept absolutely no responsibility for possible accidents or illnesses, which occur during the ride. The agency and guide, as companies and individuals, will not be held liable for any accidents or damage incurred during the tour. Clients participate at their own risk.

 

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