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Address: Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593 099-973-8221
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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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Definitely RideAndes!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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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Markham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We contacted Sally about a day of riding and we were given a few options to choose from. She was very accommodating and took great care in getting all the information needed to match us with the right horse. Sally was very thorough in outlining everything we would need to have/bring. She also provided wool ponchos, saddlebags, half chaps and... More 

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rideandes, Owner at RideAndes Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for having taken the time to comment. Delightful to have ridden with you and your family. Sally More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Our family of 5 had a superb experience with Sally and Ride Andes. It was day two of our ten-day trip to Quito, Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Sally's driver picked us up at our hotel and drove us about an hour to our starting place. With great care and patience, Sally matched each of us with the best horse... More 

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rideandes, Owner at RideAndes Day Tours, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review so soon after your ride- i think you were still on holiday at the time. Sally More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I did a day tour with Sally, riding in to the Cotopaxi National Park. The scenery was incredible. Sally was very patient with me prior to the ride and then while on the ride as well. I am not an experienced rider, but both Sally and the horse took good care of me. There are other tour agencies that offer... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My family planned our stopover in Ecuador without consulting me! I was apprehensive to spend two days horseback riding through the Andean countryside, to say the least! Luckily, Sally, along with our other guides were extremely knowledgable and patient! The horses were incredibly gentle due to the constant care and respect they live with. My children (ages 9-16) had a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Sally emailed with me while I was still in the states and could not have done anything to make booking a specially designed ride in Cotapxi National Park easier. Her on-line brochures were informative, pricing fair, and questions on her booking forms thorough. I was able to fill out everything on-line and even make payment via PayPal. Once in Quito,... More 

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