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Hacienda Primavera

Hacienda Primavera

Tack: Western
Horses: Criollos
Pace: Moderate with some trots and canters
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2.5 to 3 out of 5)    Low Intermediate
Weight: Max 250 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 8 riders


The riding amount during your stay is unlimited - you can ride as much as you like each day on the 5 riding days (no riding on arrival & departure days). Horseback riding trails are along the lush local valleys, local trails, roads, and riverbeds. Instruction is available for beginners.

The hacienda owns a stable with over 10 riding horses and 2 donkeys. There are horses to cater for all riding levels.

Additional Activities:

White-Water Rafting
*Minimum of 4 rafters required for white-water rafting reservation.
White-water rafting is contracted and is held on Rio Mira from the town of San Jeronimo to the town of Rocafuerte.
Rafting trips start in the morning and guests return to lunch at the Ecolodge. A 45-minute safety lesson is provided to the rafters as well as helmets, life vests and paddles.
Class III and Class IV rafting trips are offered in Rio Gualchan and Rio Mira.
The trips are suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters and can run from forty minutes to three hours long.
The price of rafting includes transportation to and from the Ecolodge to the river.
At least 1 week of prior notification is needed to arrange the rafting trip.

Train Ride
The Autoferro train leaves Primer Paso every afternoon. This is a 2-hour train ride through the rural areas of Imbabura that will take you over bridges and through tunnels to the city of Ibarra. The Hacienda vehicle will pick you up and drive you back to the Hacienda.

Other non-riding activities
There are numerous hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the area, some which end in spectacular waterfalls. Local guides lead each trip and indicate notable plant and animal species. Trails are appropriate for all degrees of fitness.
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Hacienda Primavera
Tour Code: IT-ECSR08
7 days / 6 nights ~$770.00
Dates : Available All Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
B 2020 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
C 2020 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Criollos
Pace: Moderate with some trots and canters
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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