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Address: Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number:
+593 99 973 8221
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Specialist, since 1996. European owned-operated. One or more days horse...

Specialist, since 1996. European owned-operated. One or more days horse riding in the Andean Highlands -we have the BEST quality, well cared for horses. Riding on between Haciendas in the stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park, Antisana foothills & Otavalo area (can include Otavalo market visit). Full range of route & accommodation options.We cater for all levels of riding ability (different itinerary options): advanced riders, families, children & mixed groups of riders and 'non' riders. Instruction given if desired. Helmets, half chaps, ponchos, saddlebags provided. Very safety conscious.Volunteer options also available. Sally

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Just back from a fantastic 8 days riding in the Zuleta Valley and the Cotopaxi Mational Park with Sally, her assistant Clairy, chagra Patricio and 3 other guests. Simply the best... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Just back from a fantastic 8 days riding in the Zuleta Valley and the Cotopaxi Mational Park with Sally, her assistant Clairy, chagra Patricio and 3 other guests. Simply the best riding adventure I have ever had. Interesting, forward-going and responsive horses, amazing variety of scenery and riding, interesting and varied accommodation, fine food and great company!

Thank UKRachel
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our extended family, three from Switzerland and one from California, booked a private horseback tour in northeastern Uruguay in October of 2016 with Sally Vergette, whom we had first met on a horseback tour in Ecuador in December of 2015. Once again we enjoyed our trip with Sally immensely. Our horses were well-trained and fit, our overnight accommodations were topnotch... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had an AMAzing 3 days of horses, scenery, delicious food, and Ecuadorean flora, fauna, and culture with Sally on our Ride Andes trip. WHAT a delight - everything was taken care of impeccably, in the lowest-key, no-fuss, friendly comfortable way possible. I'm a long-time rider, and my (new - we were on honeymoon!) husband is not at all, and... More 

Thank NellDD
Asan, South Korea
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stepping out of my life for a minute to spend three months volunteering for Ride Andes was one of the best decisions I ever made! The opportunity to see Ecuador from a different perspective to that of a regular tourist is unparalleled, plus you get to do it all from the back of a beautiful and well-loved horse. Working on... More 

Thank Olivia018
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had a fantastic experience with Ride Andes! Sally and the team really looked after me and the horses were great, all forward going but well behaved so I was able to enjoy the scenery with no stress (Erik and Tostado became favourites!). I started off with a couple of days riding at 'La Finca', and was able to enjoy... More 

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SallyRideAndes, Owner at Ride Andes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review. We have received lots and lots of emails with excellent reviews all year but unfortunately people do not post reviews on Trip Advisor. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

What a great day! I am a high school teacher and I took a group of students on an educational tour to see people and cultures of Ecuador. Our last day we had free time for an excursion so after a bit of research I booked a day horseback riding trip with Sally Vergette's RideAndes. I was overjoyed with the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

My review of Ride Andes is long overdue, but due to a recent negative experience riding in Patagonia, I feel compelled to vouch for a company which is doing such an excellent job. I am a lifelong horse enthusiast, I have ridden for over 20 years and have worked a couple of seasons at guest ranches in Colorado. I travel... More 

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Hertford, UK
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We had a 7 day ride through the magnificent scenery of the Cotopaxi National Park in a group of 6, staying in a range of different haciendas. Horses were reliable, incredibly sure-footed, well schooled and good natured. Our guides, Sally, Cesar and Xavier were all professional, friendly and had a good knowledge of the area and the horses. The supporting... More 

1 Thank ClaireHerts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Our family took a day trip with Sally and Rhiannon. Sally was thoughtful and thorough introducing us to our mounts and letting us get comfortable before setting out. The ride was beautiful. My daughters, who have been riding for many years, really enjoyed the ride, especially the opportunities to canter ahead of their more cautious parents. My husband had only... More 

1 Thank Lona S
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We were privileged to book with Sally a two day, private ride through Cotoapaxi National Park. The views of the volcano and surrounding landscape were breathtaking, herds of wild horses and wild steers were a few of the surprises we encountered. Sally's professionalism and care regarding the horses was stellar, the horse were well trained and well cared for throughout... More 

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