New Years Eve Adventure

6 Days  |  From £1549pp

Colombia ( Best airport: Pereira)

A 5 day riding trip over the festive season  guided through Colombia’s coffee triangle with longtime Freerein guide Marc Noonan. 

Fly out after Christmas and arrive in Colombia on the 27th December where you’ll be collected from the airport and whisked away to your hosts stunning colonial hacienda. Spent three days riding into the stunning foothills of the Colombian Andes. After the ride stay on at the ranch for a New Years Eve party complete with drinks, fireworks and dancing.

The Riding

You will experience rural Colombia at its finest, riding open trails that lead you through over 100 miles of beautiful landscape. The open grasslands high up in the Andes mountains provide plenty of opportunity to canter. Suitable for those who are confident cantering and have a sense of adventure!

This trail has been created using the knowledge of local guides to take you to the most unspoilt and untrodden parts.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This ride is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. All riders should be confident and in control while cantering out in the open and over uneven ground. The pace of the ride is moderate with trots and canters where the terrain allows faster riding.

A good level of riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 5-8 hours in the saddle each day.

Weight limit: 90kg / 14.1 stone

Guides and Group Size

You will be guided by Marc, a member of the Long Riders’ Guild and previous Freerein guide who has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the area.

Maximum number of riders on a group is 4.

The Horses

The horses used on this trail are of variety of breeds, such as Appaloosas, Criollos, Paso Finos, Quarter horses, American Paint horses and Percherons. All horses are hand-picked and trained to respond to both English and Western riding styles.

Tack and Riding Equipment

The tack is Western/Spanish style. The saddles are tailored and hand-made specially for trail riding.

Grooming and tacking up is optional.

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Accommodation and Dining

The first and last night of the trail will be spent in a stunning 150-year-old Colonial home where you can unwind by the pool. During the trail you’ll be staying in comfortable country guest houses, luxury farm houses and haciendas.

All meals and drinks are included in the cost of the trail. This includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal with refreshments and drinks in the evening (wine and local beer available).

Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered with advance notice.

Luggage will be transported by car between overnight stops.

Itinerary

New Years Eve Adventure

6 days / 5 nights / 3 days riding
£1549pp

Riders will have their own room during the trail.

International flights

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Generally, any arrival time and any departure time are possible. Most people tend to arrive at Pereira early in the morning on Day 1 of their holiday and depart after breakfast on Day 6.

Price Includes
  • 3 full days of riding
  • Trail riding horse, Spanish/Western tack and saddlebags
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Evening meals
  • New years eve entertainment, meal & drinks
  • Local wine and beer with evening meal
  • Refreshments
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of guide
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips

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27th December 2022 - 1 Saddle Available - £1549pp
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