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Colombia Horseback Riding Holiday

This 2-day program on horseback is ideal for those who have already started in the world of adventure horseback riding and want to go a little further and prepare for multi-day journeys with different points of origin and destination, or for those who only have a weekend to do an adventure ride.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 187 pounds / 85 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 15 to 16 hands
  • Tack Type: Western Tack
  • Horse Breed: Anglo-Arabs, Crosses of Anglo-Arabs, Colombian Criollos

Highlights

  • 2 days of horseback riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 6 hours
  • Ride through Suesca, Cucunubá, and Fúquene natural lakes
  • Enjoy the views of Guatavita, Tominé dam, Sisga dam, and Bogotá's north savannah
  • Witness the beautiful views of the Ubaté Valley and colonial Cucunubá
  • All daily meals are included
  • 1-night accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction
Group size: 2-12 participants
Airport transfer available:
El Dorado International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

You will be staying at a rural hostel, comfortable, clean, and has great food for riders and pastures for horses.

Program

This plan with 2 full riding days, arriving at 8 a.m. at the departure point and leaving at 5 p.m. on the next day from that same point, is designed mainly for tourists that are already in Bogotá, Colombia or are planning to travel to the country and only has a couple of days for an adventure ride around Bogotá. They can help arrange accommodations in Bogotá or the surroundings if needed and transportation to/from the place of the activity.

The holiday will take please from El Sisga to Laguna de Suesca, Cucunuba, Santa Rosita, then back to El Sisga, Cundinamarca, Colombia. The meeting point is El Sisga Dam which from Bogota is 70 kilometers along the northern central highway via Tunja, Chocontá, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

  • Climate: Cool to moderate temperatures
  • Temperatures during the day: 15/20 degrees Celsius
  • Temperatures during the night: 5/15 degrees Celsius
  • Age: Minimum of 12 years and maximum of 70 years
  • Rainy season: July - August

Day 1: Total route on horseback - 32 kilometers, 8 hours (6 hours riding a horse)

The horses await you, saddled near the Sisga dam, where you will begin the journey through the valley of the Sisga River until it flows into the Bogotá River; where there are still clear waters and aquatic life. You will take the mountains towards the Suesca lagoon, crossing beautiful potato crops among others, and you will be able to observe the northern part of the Bogotá savannah and in the background, the legendary Tominé lagoon and the Sisga reservoir until you reach the beautiful Suesca lagoon.

One of the natural lagoons of the Cundiboyacense plateau, take the mountains that separate the Suesca lagoon from the Ubaté valley, where the eastern end is the beautiful town of Cucunubá. Enjoy a delicious picnic with a spectacular view over the lagoon and then take a path through the mountains and descend towards the Ubaté valley with a beautiful view of Ubaté, Cucunubá and the natural lagoons of Cucunubá and Palacio.

Then, follow the road to Cucunubá, a beautiful colonial town known for the craftsmanship of virgin wool blankets and garments, located in a corner of the Ubaté valley. You will go to a cozy inn where you will spend the night and the horses will have plenty of grass and water.

Day 2: Total route on horseback - 35 kilometers, 8 hours (6 hours riding a horse)

You will take a different route for the return, along a spectacular road bordering the Suesca lagoon until you reach the old northern railway station, which passed through there until the middle of the last century, and you will go to the top of Cajones at 3,200 meters above sea level, to descend to Santa Rosita, the last populated center of Chocontá bordering the municipality of Suesca, to take the road that will take you to your destination where you will arrive at around 5 p.m. to enjoy a snack and end this adventure.

Location

The holiday will be held north of the Bogotá savanah, a route connecting the natural ponds that gave origin to the El Dorado legend.

Food

During this holiday you will be offered snacks, sandwiches, and homestyle food, all meals are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 days of horse riding
  • Horses with saddles, saddlebags, and spare horses
  • Spanish and English-speaking professional guide
  • 1-nights accommodation in a cozy hostel in Cucunuba
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks during the horseback riding and dinner and breakfast at the accommodation
  • 4×4 support vehicle communicated with the guides (2-way radios and satellite tracker) and the assistance company
  • First aid kit
  • Accident insurance during the ride
  • Telephone for emergencies (does not include private calls)
  • Satellite tracker monitored by an expert assistance company

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal gear
  • Food not stipulated in the program
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, tips, laundry, etc.)
  • Rescue expenses
  • Medical assistance
  • Insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: El Dorado International Airport Airport transfer available: El Dorado International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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