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Great Expeditions owner, Marjanna Helwig, is herself an equestrian, with four horses on the Hacienda Helwig and actively trains and competes in the sport of eventing. She is also a member of West Winds Farm Equine Dance Team, participating in freestyle performances around her home base of Boulder County, Colorado. Marjanna has traveled worldwide for dedicated horseback riding trips and loves sharing the her knowledge and cherished memories with those interested in creating their own riding adventure.

If you are looking for an exceptional Horse Riding Adventure - then plan your ride with an exceptional company – Great Expeditions. Gallop into our website for a sneak peek of the exciting, Horse Riding Adventures that could soon be yours…

 

HORSEBACK RIDING IN ECUADOR!!!

Ecuador is a country about the size of the state of Colorado, but within its borders lie such varied ecosystems that the country spans an elevation range of sea level to over 20,000 ft. Its landscapes change from arid desert to high alpine tundra to lush tropical jungle. The beauty of this country is breathtaking as volcanoes hover above the green rolling hills and what better way to explore the diverse regions of Ecuador than by horseback?
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HACIENDA YANAHURCO

Deep in the Andean highlands sits a twelve-room ecological mountain reserve on 25,000 hectares of vast Ecuadorian countryside. Home to the Andean condor, black bear, deer, wolf, black-faced ibis, and tapir, the hacienda serves as a sanctuary for its surrounding wildlife. It is a paradise for sport fishing with 19 rivers, streams, creeks and the lake of Jatunchocha, although the activities available provide guests with more options than there is time for.

TRIP OPTIONS

3 Day Trip: Spend the first day acclimating to the 11,000 ft altitude while enjoying the amenities of the lodge and the spectacular scenery. The next two days are spent horseback riding to a waterfall and the adjoining river where you can fish. Later, view condors nesting alongside the magnificent cliffs of Vicious Valley's river, and hike through Cimmarone's rainforest and the last counterforts of the eastern Andes Mountain Range before returning to Quito.

Rodeo: Every year during the last two weeks of November, the largest roundup of the Ecuadorian Highlands takes place, in which 2000 heads of cattle are gathered to be counted, branded, and vaccinated. Guests are welcome to actively participate or can simply enjoy watching the talented horsemen do their work.

Camping: With a minimum of 8 people, travel to the private campground, which is carefully maintained and provides a large hut with a half bathroom, a grill with space for barbeque gatherings, and electricity from 18:00 to 23:00. Guests who do not have camping equipment have the option of staying in the "blue house," which offers three bedrooms each with full bathrooms and hot water.

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