SEIS DIAS RUTA A CABALLO EN LAS MONTAĂ‘AS

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    General Description

    We organize only private tailor made tour for adult intermediate or advanced riders.

    We will ride on the mountainous area of the Raquira Region (Boyacá state), located between 2,200 and 2,900 meters above sea level. These regions have temperatures between 13 and 24 centigrade during the day, normally dry weather, with rainy weather on some days. They are located 140 km from Bogota and it takes around three hours by car to get there.

    We are going to ride on small unpaved roads and small and adventure trail until the top of mountains.

    We will see different kind of landscapes, desert areas and fertile valleys.

    We will visit the two most touristic towns in the region (Villa de Leyva and Raquira). Villa de Leyva is a small towns that better preserves memories of old colonial times and expresses the best of Spanish influence. It was founded in 1572 and built according to Spanish architectural norms. Even the location of the city (in a valley seems to be an emotional encounter of the New World with places from Spain.

    Due to a vast ceramics tradition dating back to pre-Hispanic times, Ráquira is the handicrafts capital of Colombia. In addition to pots, pitchers, coffee cups, and kitchen utensils, there are anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, pieces for Nativity scenes, piggy banks, etc.

    Perhaps for this ability of Ráquira inhabitants, the name of the town in the “Chibcha” language is “City of Pots”. These indigenous peoples used them to prepare chicha (a fermented corn drink), store their food, and prepare their meals.  Artisans work with black, white, yellow, and red clay.

    Our business model is responsible ecotourism. We are looking to generate a positive social impact to the provinces we visit because we contract local horses and other selected services with local providers, with whom we have an established business relationship for years. We design and lead the tour all the time in order to maintain the standards of ridingcolombia.

    We have ridden the horses, also we have traveled several times the trails and roads in the region and therefore, we can offer reliable plans.

    We can redesign this tour according with your preferences.


  • Summary

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    Number of total days:  six

    Riding days: three

    Riding ability level: adult intermediate and advance

    Number of hours per day: 3-5 hours,

    Type of horses: Colombian criollos.

    Speed: Moderate. We do a lot of canter. Our international experience with international horse trail rides is that we use to ride faster than those rides.

    Group Size: 2- 4 people

    All the departures are guaranteed

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    Language: Spanish and English

    Climate Weather:

    We do not have season. We are in the tropic.

    Temperatures are strongly influenced by the altitude. We are going to ride between 2,200 and 2,900 meters above sea level.

    Most of the time the temperatures between 13 and 22 centigrade during the day, normally dry weather, with rainy weather on some days.

     

    Bookings, Prices and dates
    You will fill a inscription Form, indemnity agreement and pay us a deposit in advance.

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  • STANDARD ITINERARY

    It is the standard itinierary. We can redesign this tour according with your preferences.

    DAY ONE: CAR DRIVE TO THE DESTINATION HOTEL AND HIKE

    We pick you up in your hotel in the morning and we will travel by car for around 3 hours to a hotel outside of Villa de Leyva town where we will sleep all the nights. During this travel, we will visit the place where was the battle of independence of our Country in 1819. Also we will eat a typical “arepa boyacense”. We will take lunch and then we will have a hike during one or two hours.

    DAY TWO: RIDE TO SAN MIGUEL DE SEMA TOWN

    After a good breakfast and a 30 minutes ride by car we get the place where the ride will begin.

    We are going to explore the mountainous area of the Raquira Region, located at 2300 meters above sea level, with temperatures between 18 and 24 centigrade during the day, normally dry weather, with rainy weather on some days.

    There are many small and adventure trail going up to the top of those mountains. We will pass through oak forest and brooks.

    We will visit a typical rural small town (San Miguel de Sema). We can visit the church and the typical construction and we can eat some goodies. After the arrival we will have a tardy and succulent lunch.

    DAY THREE. RIDE TO FUQUENE LAKE LANDSCAPES

    After a good breakfast and a 30 minutes ride by car we get the place where the ride will begin.

    Today we are going to go up to the mountains range, taking different dirty roads or trails- We will pass through oak forest and brooks. Close to the top of the mountains we can see behind and watch beautiful landscapes. After we cross the mountain range, a new valley is open to our view to observe from the top of the mountain the Fúquene Lake. Until the 1970’s Laguna de Fúquene was Colombia’s largest lake. Today only 3,000 hectares are left from the originally 10,000 hectares because the flat lagoon was dried or filled with land to gain acreage for agriculture and stock farming. We will stop here to enjoy the landscapes, eat snacks and to rest a little bid. After the arrival we will have a tardy and succulent lunch.

    DAY FOUR: HIKE AND VISIT HISTORIC TOWNS

    This day is dedicated to do other activities different of horse riding. In the morning, we will visit a beautiful waterfall called "La Periquera". It is a 1-2 hours hike. After lunch we will visit Villa de Leyva and Ráquira towns.

    Villa de Leyva is a small town that better preserves memories of old colonial times and expresses the best of Spanish influence. It was founded in 1572 and built according to Spanish architectural norms. Even the location of the city (in a valley) seems to be an emotional encounter of the New World with places from Spain.

    Due to a vast ceramics tradition dating back to pre-Hispanic times, Ráquira is the handicrafts capital of Colombia. In addition to pots, pitchers, coffee cups, and kitchen utensils, there are anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, pieces for Nativity scenes, piggy banks, etc.

    Perhaps for this ability of Ráquira inhabitants, the name of the town in the “Chibcha” language is “City of Pots”. These indigenous peoples used them to prepare chicha (a fermented corn drink), store their food, and prepare their meals. Artisans work with black, white, yellow, and red clay.

    The hike and visit to the waterfall "La Periquera" takes around 2-3 hours.

     

    DAY FIVE RIDE TO THE WATERFALL “LA CHORRERA"

    We will take an unpaved small rural road and some trails, in order to arrive to a big and clean waterfall called “La Chorrera” where will be able to swim and eat a snack. On the way you will go throw Oak forest and nice view of the Candelaria Desert.

     

    DAY SIX: COMING BACK TO BOGOTA

    It is the day we come back to Bogota. We have 2 hours before to leave to Bogota. You can do shopping or to do something else that you could not do the others days

    After that, we will start the travel to Bogota and we will stop in the middle of car drive for lunch in a restaurant with a beatiful view

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