Wilderness Ride - Costa Rica

Experience Level

Wilderness Ride

4 star rating   20 February 2019

Everything was well described ahead of time by In The Saddle. I really enjoy riding in the mountains, but that does mean virtually the entire ride is at a walk. It’s good to emphasize that to riders booking this holiday.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
4 star rating
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?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Most were fantastic - San Jose hotel and the two ecolodges were very enjoyable. Last night while on the trail was below standard of those other accommodations.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

I found the info very comprehensive and useful.
FYI - One thing I didn’t know ahead of time was for several nights on the trail, we packed necessary items into dry sacks and carried with us by horseback (large luggage was only transported to one location, Finca Galan). Not an issue for me, I just didn’t know that beforehand and had to do a quick repack on day one.

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

All was great

Do you have any other feedback for us?

The local guides Stanley (horse wrangler, trail guide) and Freddy (tour guide, naturalist) were really excellent, friendly and caring about the horses and guests.