Golden Hills Trail
8 Days | From £1610pp
Costa Rica ( Best airport: San José)
This ride takes you through the tropical rainforests, cloud forests and mountainous landscapes of Costa Rica. Close to the Pacific coast, you’ll be staying in a comfortable hacienda high in the Montes de Oro (Golden Hills.) The hacienda itself boasts three waterfalls with natural pools perfect for swimming and each day you’ll head out on horseback into the surrounding rainforest. This destination offers intermediate riders onwards an idyllic combination of exotic jungle, fabulous riding on highly trained horses and outstanding wildlife.
Level of Riding and Fitness
You should be a competent rider who is confident in walk, trot and canter across varied terrain. A reasonable level of fitness is helpful, you’ll be riding between 3-5 hours a day, but this isn’t a tough trail so you don’t need to be at peak athleticism! The weight limit is 85kg.
Guides and Group Size
Guides for this trail are all experienced adults who speak English, Spanish and German fluently. This destination specialises in small groups, the usual group size is between 2 and 5.
Accommodation and Dining
You will stay in one of the comfortable rooms at the hacienda, known for its social and relaxed atmosphere. All rooms have private bathrooms, showers, TV, fridge and coffee making facilities. There is also a tropical garden with butterflies, hummingbirds and monkeys and a swimming pool to enjoy and spectacular views all the way to the Pacific ocean.
The hacienda is embedded in the wild and romantic landscape of Costa Rica with a view of the Gulf of Nicoya and offers its visitors many activities, but also peace and relaxation in harmony with nature. This trip offers full board with three meals a day, lunch is often a lighter meal or picnic eaten out on the trail. Local cuisine, beer, wine and refreshments are included. Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notice.
Get a free Golden Hills Trail mini-brochure in PDF format.
Golden Hills Trail
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
Single room supplement: £160
Flights & Airport transfers
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
Please plan your flights to/from as follows:
Arrive at San Jose airport between 9am-7pm on the first day.
Departing flights should be booked for after 11am on the final day.
- Airport transfers
- 7 nights in en suite room
- Tea, coffee, water
- Lunches (packed lunch/sandwiches)
- 6 days riding
- International flights
- Additional excursions