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8 Day Horseback Riding Tour in Colombia

Honda, Tolima, Colombia

Horseback Riding Holiday in Colombia

Join this horseback riding holiday in Colombia! Colombia is located in the South of the American Continent, a place that you must visit. Come and get to know its people who are famous for their hospitality. With Ecotrek Travel, you will experience amazing horseback riding along some beautiful routes and enjoy other varied activities. All services are provided to ensure the satisfaction of the guest and to make your stay a most memorable experience.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Horse Breed: Criollos
  • Horses Height Range: From 15 to 16 hands
  • Tack type: Western

Highlights

  • 5-days of horseback riding
  • Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve visit
  • Riding in Ubaté valley and Honda city tour
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beer or wine
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: El Dorado International Airport
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Accommodation

During this holiday you will be staying at a place in Ubate or Bogota, La Casona Hotel Boutique, and Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas.

Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas

The Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas is located in the colonial area (Honda-Tolima) which is also one of the most beautiful colonial houses restored in Colombia, and it has recently been open for your enjoyment. You will have a pleasant sleep at the Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas, a refurbished house from the 1700 century as well as the main house from the reserve with more than 120 years.

Service

Posada Las Trampas offers its guests all the services of a great Boutique Hotel, where the experience of staying will surpass your expectations from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. The staff will be attentive 24 hours to put at your disposal all the necessary services to ensure your maximum rest. This Boutique Hotel has a spa, large room for conferences and events, guided horseback riding, guided tour of the beautiful city of bridges, large terrace with pool service and a bar.

Spa

Achieve the total relaxation you so badly need. Being able to leave work, even for a day, is worth it when it is for a well-deserved rest trip. The simple fact of leaving the city and seeing the green countryside while heading to one of the most beautiful Boutique Hotels in Colombia is quite an experience. Being able to completely relax in the Spa is a pleasure that will completely renew it.

Live the real rest in your body, let yourself be carried away by the relaxing massages with aromatherapy, feel the rest thanks to the Zen stones and enjoy the herbal sauna while you drink an iced tea. Let the tranquillity take over your body in the spa!

Conference room

Find all the business services at your disposal. The conference room has a capacity for 40 people and the audiovisual media necessary to perform all kinds of academic events in the accommodation you require. The room is ideal for conferences, conventions, training, seminars, and presentation of new products. The infrastructure gives you the possibility to darken the room completely during the day so that your video beam presentations look much sharper.

Your conferences and conventions will be held in a completely silent environment which will help the concentration of all your assistants. For Posada Las Trampas, it will be a privilege, an honor, and a pleasure to put at your disposal all the team to make your event a success.

Wedding

Posada Las Trampas is a special place, simple, sober, and discreet where you can celebrate a more intimate marriage. The terrace, with the most beautiful view of Honda as a background, fits in a very special way for you and for all your guests. Make this date much more memorable by celebrating your marriage under the sky and the stars of Honda.

Restaurant and bar

Boutique Hotel Posada Las Trampas offers restaurant service from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Enjoy a delicious cocktail, a lemonade or a snack at the bar with a unique style as only Posada Las Trampas knows how to do it. The room service is available at all times when the restaurant is in service.

Program

EcoTrek is a Colombian company dedicated to the promotion of tourism and ecotourism in Colombia. Their programs of nature include horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, among others. They are implementing the development of ecological tourism or ecotourism in the rural areas of Colombia. Some destinations such as Bogota, Manizales, Medellin, and its surroundings are their specialty although they operate all-natural private destinations in Colombia.

The most important asset is their private nature reserve El Triunfo, operated by Ecotrek, is a habitat with more than 150 species of birds (four of them endemic), monkeys, deer, wild pigs, and even leopards. This is a paradise waiting to be visited. Besides horseback riding, EcoTrek specializes in destinations of nature, the sighting of fauna and flora, bird watching, and protected areas. It offers the possibility to get to know these remote areas with a good component of comfort and the best gastronomy.

Itinerary

Day 1

There will be an airport pickup and a transfer to Ubaté (the town is located just 1.5 hours away from Bogotá). Depending on the time of arrival, you will stay in Ubaté or Bogota and then the next morning, you will be transferred to Ubaté (the temperature there will be around 15-20 degrees Celsius). On this day, it only includes dinner.

Day 2

  • 08:00 You will get breakfast.
  • 09:00-16:00 You will do an all-day horseback riding in Ubaté valley and stay in a boutique hotel inside the farm.
  • 17:00-19:00 You will enjoy some coffee or tea at the hotel.
  • 20:00 The dinner will be served.
  • 21:00 You will get a night at La Casona Hotel Boutique in Ubaté.

Day 3

  • 08:00 The breakfast for you will be served.
  • 09:00-12:00 You will get a horseback riding time.
  • 13:00 Your lunch will be prepared.
  • 14:00 You will be transferred to Honda (taking 3.5 hours).
  • 17:30 You will arrive at the Hotel Boutique Posada Las Trampas.
  • 20:00 The dinner will be served.

Day 4

  • 07:00 You will get breakfast.
  • 08:00-08:20 You will be transferred to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve.
  • 08:30-16:00 You will experience another all-day horseback riding time (25-35 degrees Celsius). The lunch will be at the ranch.
  • 17:00 It is time to go back to the hotel.
  • 19:00 The dinner for you will be served.

Day 5

  • 07:00 You will get breakfast.
  • 08:00-08:30 You will be transferred to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve.
  • 08:30-16:00 You will experience an all-day horseback riding time. The lunch will be at the ranch.
  • 17:00 You will be returned to the hotel.
  • 19:00 You will get dinner.

Day 6

  • 07:00 You will get breakfast.
  • 07:30-09:30 You will be transferred to La Miel river and nature reserve.
  • 09:30-10:00 You will be transferred by a boat to the hotel.
  • 10:00-13:00 You will be floating down the river in inner tubes to see monkeys and other native river species.
  • 13:30 -14:30 You will get lunch at La Cachaza Hotel.
  • 15:00-16:00 You will ride a boat to go back to the car.
  • 16:00-18:00 You will be transferred back to Honda.
  • 20:00 You will have dinner.

Day 7

  • 07:00 You will get breakfast.
  • 08:00 You will be transferred to Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve.
  • 08:30-12:00 You will do a midday horseback riding.
  • 13:00 Lunch at the Hotel Posada Las Trampas.
  • 14:00-16:00 You will get your rest time by the pool.
  • 16:00-18:00 You will do a city tour to Honda, an antique colonial city.
  • 20:00 You will get dinner and a goodbye wine (one per person).

Day 8

  • 08:00 Breakfast.
  • 09:00-13:00 You will be transferred to Bogota.

Note: During your stay please take into account these recommendations:

  • Bring all the recommended kinds of stuff such as bathing suit, long pants, etc.
  • Inform any allergies or special medications or treatments.
  • Have the updated yellow fever vaccine.
  • Have the experience to ride a horse before.

Included excursions

  • Doing a city tour to Honda
  • Floating down the river in inner tubes to see monkeys and other native river species
  • Hacienda El Triunfo Nature Reserve visit
  • La Miel river and nature reserve visit

Location

This horse riding holiday takes place in Ubaté and Honda, Colombia.

Colombia

Colombia is characterized by having all sorts of climates, spectacular biodiversity, two oceans, forests, mountains, rivers, deserts, and growing cities.

Hacienda El Triunfo

Hacienda El Triunfo is a charming 130-year-old Hacienda hidden in the midst of the tropical dry forest, near the colonial town of Honda, Colombia. The reserve conserves five endangered species, half of the endemic species of the Valle del Rio Magdalena and more than half of the terrestrial mammals of the ecosystem. The Hacienda is currently dedicated to sustainable cattle ranching and ecotourism to further protect this unique biome, as well the cattle ranching traditions kept alive for more than a century.

Food

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
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Birdwatching

Discover unique birds of the Colombian tropics. Hacienda El Triunfo is home to more than 130 species of birds, including 5 out of the 10 endemic species of the Magdalena Valley lowlands. You can spot exciting birds such as the Colombian chachalaca, Russet-throated puffbird, Apical flycatcher, White-eared conebill, and the Velvet-fronted euphonia, amongst others.

Cattle Ranching

Discover a cowboy’s day to day in the Hacienda, whilst learning from traditional lasso techniques and cattle herding, a practise passed on generation to generation for more than 130 years.

Conservation

Learn from the tropical dry forest, an endangered ecosystem. Only eight percents of the original tropical dry forest coverage are left in Colombia. Make part of the conservation and investigation projects and become an expert of this unique environment.

Spa

Achieve the total relaxation you so badly need. Being able to leave work, even for a day, is worth it when it is for a well-deserved rest trip. The simple fact of leaving the city and seeing the green countryside while heading to one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Colombia is quite an experience.

Being able to completely relax in the spa is a pleasure that will completely renew it. Live the real rest in your body, let yourself be carried away by the relaxing massages with aromatherapy, feel the rest thanks to the Zen stones and enjoy the herbal sauna while you drink an iced tea. Let the tranquillity take over your body in the spa!

Trekking

Trek through the wonderful tropical dry forest. Wander through charming paths filled with all sorts of fauna and flora including prodigious trees, cattle, horses, birds, iguanas, turtles, howler monkeys, and more.

Walks and guided tour

At Ecotrek and Posada Las Trampas, you will be offered completely different experiences that will make your trip to Honda a true and new sensation. You will be offered spectacular ecological walks and bird sightings with minimal impact on the environment. Enjoy this new experience full of new learnings for you and your family.

All the walks have been well received by the walkers reaching total success, all are absolutely fascinated with the guided walk. Honda, Tolima represents much more in Colombian culture than you imagine! Come to Honda and take the tour with a professional guide, discover the crucial role that Honda represented in the history of the development of the country. Visit the house of former president Alfonso López Pumarejo, the former Banco de la República.

What's included

  • 5-days horseback riding
  • City tour in Honda, an antique colonial city
  • River floating in inner tubes
  • Insurance
  • Beer or wine served on the last day
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as indicated
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers

What's not included

  • Extra alcoholic beverages
  • Taxes if it has to be paid (government has an exception for internationals)
  • Additional meals

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 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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