Highlands Horseback Riding From Bogotá - Bogota

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service is from Bogotá Hotels or accommodations
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Hop on a horse and discover the beautiful landscapes surrounding Bogot on this horseback-riding tour! Admire panoramic views of Colombia's capital from the Cerros Orientales (East Hills) while horseback riding. See the San Rafael Dam and get an up-close look at some of Colombia's native plants and wildlife as you follow your expert guide through the trails. This tour is perfect for the whole family -- no prior horseback-riding experience is necessary!

Highlights

All necessary equipment included

Close encounter with wildlife

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Be amazed by riding on a Colombian Creole horse along the fauna, flora, rivers, creeks, and lakes that make the Andean highland a perfect scenario for a thrilling day out in nature during your stay in Bogot.

On the Highlands Horseback Riding Bogota Tour, you will be driven to a rural location 40 minutes to the southeast of the capital. There, a local cowboy will be expecting you with tame - yet powerful - horses ready for the adventure. After some instructions and advice, you will start the ride. Going up to 3200 MAMSL, you will enter an Andean ecosystem, which is very different to the stereotypical image of the tropical jungle that many visitors have about Colombia. After an hour ride, you will reach a fantastic lookout point from where you will be able to see the Monserrate Hill and further even Bogot off in the distance.

After a break (for stretching your legs and having a snack), you will start your way back to the ranch via another path, making a loop.
Once back to the camp, a hot homemade meal cooked by a local using ingredients fresh from the garden will be waiting for you. After lunch, our driver will get you back to your hotel or any place you'd like in Bogot.

Inclusions

Local guide

Bilingual guide

All necessary equipment

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Feb-2015

    WARNING: Not suitable for people inexperienced with riding horses! Steep inclines and uneven terrain with sharp rocks everywhere. I've gone riding a dozen times but this was the first time I've gotten thrown off a horse. That being said, this was a relly cool tour and the places we saw were amazing!

  • 27-Mar-2013

    While the shortened experience we had was nice, I could not honestly recommend this to other travels. First, the description of this horseback riding adventure is highly inaccurate. 1) The departure time states 9:30 a.m. Because we had to confirm pickup details, we called the local provider who informed us she would pick us up at 8 a.m. 2) The description states that the activity is perfect for beginners and that there would be a brief overview and safety training. We basically showed up and our guides helped us up on the horses. My partner has experience riding, but I didn't. My partner rather than the guides had to teach me how to ride a horse. 3) A short while into the tour, one of the guides received a call on his cell phone that instructed him to bring us in after 2 hours. I understand that the total approximate time of 4 hours can vary, but we were intentionally cut short because our driver said she had another client to pick up in the afternoon and she had to leave early. Moreover, when we returned after our short ride, there was already another group waiting to be taken on a tour, which made us feel like they were rushing us in order to accommodate that group. Conclusion: Again, the actual riding time we had was nice although not what we expected. There was no actual tour guide experience, and we just quietly followed the guides as they led us around the trails. At times it was a really scary experience as I hadn't received any basic training. I am most displeased, however, in how the local provider forcibly shortened our experience when we had paid for the full experience. If they were not able to accommodate us for the entire experience, we would have simply chosen to visit on a day when it was available. I hope future Viator users will not be conned into this activity, and I certainly will not be using Viator for my future travels.