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8 Day Casanare Ride: the Old Cattle Road of Almeydas Horse Riding Holiday in Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

Unforgettable Horse Riding Holiday Colombia

A Caballo por Colombia team invites all the equestrian enthusiasts to join this amazing horse riding holiday to discover the old cattle road of Almeidas. Explore royal roads, tropical forest, and eastern plains of Colombia, full of wildlife and cattle work the old way. You will be able to know many of the climates and vegetation available in Colombia during the trail, descending from the cold paramo at 2,800 meters above sea level to the warm Llanos (eastern plains) at 400 meters above sea level. You have the opportunity to be in full contact with nature and pure air. On horseback you reach, in a wonderful way, the true heart of a country, accessing remote locations, finding tradition and true lifestyle of the countryside. The connection between horse and rider encloses a magical combination of pleasures and sensations.

Key Information

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

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  • 6 riding days
  • Old royal roads in cobbled stone and Chivor Dam and mountains
  • Ride inside the forest approaching Llanos then crossing Llanos rivers
  • Experience local music concert at night in Llanos and sleeping in hammocks
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Bogota and 5 nights in rural hotels during the expedition
  • Llanos views from the mountains and cattle work and wildlife observation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer and luggage transportation
  • 3 daily meals and drinks during the expedition

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 8-12 participants
Airport transfer included: El Dorado International Airport
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During this Colombia horseriding holiday, you will be staying two nights of accommodation in a hotel in Bogotá and five nights of accommodations in hotels during the riding expedition. During the expedition, accommodation is in rural hotels, simple but comfortable, clean and with good food available. Accommodation is normally on a double basis, single accommodation is normally available for a small extra charge.



  • Day 1: Bogotá Arrival in Bogotá. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Check into hotel and overnight (no meals included).
  • Day 2: Bogotá - Macheta
  • Day 3: Macheta - Chivor
  • Day 4: Chivor - Sabanalarga
  • Day 5: Sabanalarga - Monterrey
  • Day 6: Monterrey - Yopal
  • Day 7: Yopal - Bogota
  • Day 8: Bogota

The horses

The horses are the result of a careful selection for more than 25 years. All of them have some Colombian Criollo in their blood, even the Anglo-Arabians used in 80 and 120-kilometer endurance rides, and of course, Anglo-Arabians crossings with Colombian Criollos for intermediate riders, which makes them particularly suitable for several days and long distance rides.

Horses of their breed have the mark of the heart on their left forearm that has been used in cattle and horses in family haciendas for more than 150 years.

Level of experience

Experience is desirable prior to performing the routes offered, but the essentials are a positive attitude and receptivity to the instructions of the guides.

Physical condition

Having a good state of health in general and sufficient physical and mental strength are enough to successfully complete the rides.

Grade of difficulty

The routes are considered difficult, ideal for experienced riders (strong intermediate and above) with good and demanding horses, suitable for several long journeys. Journeys vary between 4 to 9 hours on horseback.


The group will meet in Bogota on the first day. The rides will start from Macheta all the way to Chivor, Sabanalarga, Monterrey, and Yopal. During the day, you will go mostly through unpopulated places without the possibility of finding a bathroom. At night, you stay at cottages without luxury but with the essential amenities.

There are no bathrooms throughout the tour. The use of wet wipes is recommended, which are then recycled in bags for subsequent transfer. There is intimacy because the fields are spacious and you can walk to get to be alone.


Breakfasts include eggs, bread, "arepas" (kind of corn cake) coffee, tea, chocolate, milk and fruit or juices of tropical fruits, in which Colombia has a wide variety and availability throughout the year such as pineapple, papaya, melon, soursop, feijoa, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, lulo, etc.

For lunch, you will carry sandwiches accompanied by potato chips, various drinks (soda, beer, water) and brownies or cookies for dessert. For dinner, depending on the place, it is possible to have at least two menu options normally including beef or chicken with potatoes, salad, and fruit.

If you are a vegetarian, simply let A Caballo por Colombia know to prepare meals without meat. For other special diets, please let them know before.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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 nights of accommodation in a hotel in Bogotá (double rooms)
  • 5 nights of accommodations in hotels during the riding expedition (double rooms)
  • All meals and drinks during the riding program (lunch box and dinner in restaurants)
  • First aid kit
  • Horses with saddles
  • Professional guide (Spanish and English)
  • Saddlebags
  • Satellite tracker reporting to the support vehicle and accident assistance company
  • Services included
  • Transfer in/out
  • Transfer from/to Bogotá to/from the start/end point of the activity
  • Transport of luggage in private vehicles (one suitcase per person)

What's not included

  • Services not included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal gear
  • Food not stipulated in the program (Day 1 and Day 7)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, tips, laundry, etc.)
  • Rescue expenses
  • Medical assistance nor insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: El Dorado International Airport Airport transfer included: El Dorado International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants


Arrival: Saturday December 12, 2020
Departure: Saturday December 19, 2020

Pricing information

The price of this ride per person for a small group of two to three riders is 3100 USD; for a group of four to seven riders, the price per person is 2600 USD. Solo riders are charged a 30 USD single supplement charge per night.

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