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Ukuku Horse Riding Holiday Colombia

Ukuku is a place surrounded by fauna and flora of the high Andean ecosystem, inspired by a Quechua word that means Spectacled Bear, a unique species in the Andes. During this holiday, you will enjoy exceptional horseback riding and set activities at your disposal during free time. For those who are looking for a green place, full of life, with a desire to rest and escape everyday life, this is the perfect vacation for you!

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 100 kilograms / 220 pounds


  • 1 horseback riding session
  • Average riding time: 2 hours
  • Experienced guides and team
  • A perfect place to contemplate and escape daily busy life
  • Opportunity to experience and come into direct contact with nature
  • Daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


1 day with instruction
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace

You will be staying at Ukuku Rural Lodge, a perfect balance between the magnificence of nature and complete tranquility. This eco-lodge was inspired by the beauty of the Canyon of Combeima River and the majestic Nevado del Tolima; adorned with flower gardens, creating a captivating and tranquil environment where you can enjoy contact with nature and experience the mountain smell.

Available rooms are suites, double, and multiple rooms. They are spacious, bright, and comfortable which evoke a feeling of relaxation, wellbeing, and harmony with nature. The orchids, birds of paradise, and agapanthus crops complement the landscape in Ukuku Rural Lodge.


Check-in is after 3 p.m. You will have a delicious dinner on your first night. During your second day, you will start your day with a good breakfast. Then, you will enjoy a two-hour session of horseback riding for contemplation.

Additionally, different activities, as a couple, family or friends, you can perform in Ukuku during your visit, such as hikes, horseback riding trails, bird watching, photography minicourses, climbing, rappel (descent by ropes), Jamario (climbing by ropes). You can also interact with the life of a farm: planting, weeding, harvesting, plowing, in short, a number of activities will be at your disposal for recreation.


Ukuku is located in the beautiful Combeima River Canyon, in the municipality of Ibague, Colombia. The natural beauty of its surroundings, the fragrance of the mountains that surround it and the majesty of the Nevado del Tolima make this place the ideal place to escape everyday life, technology and the noise of the city. Its beautiful, comfortable and simple facilities will make your stay an unforgettable and unique moment. The song of the birds, the whisper of the river, the howl of the wind, the colorful flowers and the smell of the mountains will accompany you permanently during your stay.

Ibagué, capital of the department of Tolima

Located in the center-west of the country on the Central Cordillera of the Andes between the Combeima Canyon and the Magdalena Valley, near the Nevado del Tolima, 200 km from Bogotá. It is located at an altitude of 1250 masl, has an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. It was founded on October 14, 1550, which makes it one of the oldest cities in America.

It is called The Musical Capital of Colombia thanks to the French Count of Gabriac who gave the city that title in his travel chronicles published in Europe around 1886, who was surprised by the musical atmosphere in the city embodied in the colorful murals of the buildings of the center and the Tolima Conservatory, the latter considered as one of the most important music schools in the country. Since 1987, the National Festival of Colombian Music was born, which is held every year in March, becoming one of the most important cultural exhibitions in Colombia.

Connected through excellent roads from Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. Perales Airport is 20 minutes from the city center, and 50 minutes from Ukuku. It also has a land terminal located in the center of the city, which buses arrive from all over the country.


Three daily meals will be served during your holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • 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)

Experience nature and enjoy the magical majestusos and immersed in the mountain stages. There are a set of experiences designed to give a different perspective and a different way of enjoying free time; It is an opportunity to experience and come into direct contact with nature.

Hikes to icy waters

Walking trails, crossing bridges, breathing fresh air, bird watching, contemplating beautiful landscapes and swimming in crystalline and cold waters, are part of the attractions of this experience. This experience includes specialized guide, bath in the waterfall.

Bird watching

The Combeima Canyon is considered one of the sites in Tolima with the greatest diversity of birds; there are two Areas of Interest for the Conservation of Birds (AICAS / IBAs) when they inhabit some endemic species or with some degree of threat of extinction. We recognize and value this fauna richness and have prepared an exciting, beautiful and learning activity such as Bird Watching. Leaving very early in the morning, predetermined paths will be traveled and with the help of binoculars, an illustrated guide and a professional ornithologist will be able to enjoy this experience to the fullest.

Photographic safaris

For those who love photography, experience an original way to discover the beauty of the Combeima Canyon. Its landscapes, its biodiversity, and different photographic themes, combined with a guided tour by a professional photographer in which knowledge and experiences will be shared, then, in the heat of a bonfire, expose the best images and reward the best safari photography among the attendees. This experience includes lodging in multiple accommodations, dinner, wood fire, glass of wine, video bean, and a surprise prize for the winner.

Note: The minimum number of participants must be 6 people. The equipment brought to the activity is the sole responsibility of its owners.

Mountain spa

Immersed in a natural and peaceful environment, enjoying the landscape and the sounds of Combeima Canyon, a relaxing massage from head to toe will be a refreshing experience to lower stress and pamper your body and spirit. This experience includes relaxing massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy.

Tasting sensation

Awakening the senses with an outdoor tasting in complicity with the magic of Combeima Canyon. This is an experience that allows exploring a universe of stimuli and a pleasure linked to sensations. This amazing experience includes transportation Boards - Ukuku - Boards (horses), tasting (wines, coffee) pairings, souvenirs, and expert taster.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 horseback riding session
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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