Haciendas of the Andes - Ecuador

Colonial Hacienda (9-16 March)

5 star rating   16 March 2019

Suzi who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Great itinerary including horses, guides and scenery | Excellent

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
4 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

We were both very satisfied that the rooms were large, since we were two adults sharing. Sometimes the room even included a lounge area. Some rooms had fireplaces. Great with hot water bottles in the bed - we got this some of the places. The two last nights at Cotopaxi we stayed at separate accomodation only 20 minutes' ride apart. Staying in one of the places for two nights should be considered, but I guess Sally had her reasons for using both places. We were the only guests at several of the places we stayed so I got the impression that Sally's riding groups were very welcome by the owners of the places in low season.

Food was OK, nothing very exciting, but healthy and well prepared. Lunch on the ride was more basic than on most rides, but positive that we carried the food with us in the saddle bags and could eat when we wanted.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

All fine.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

All fine. We really appreciated the refund organised by Abbie - the trip would have been very expensive with the extra small group payment. And we had hoped for other riders to join.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Great guides (owner Sally, guide Roberto who was in charge the last two days - and intern Zoe who rode with us most days).