Crescent Moon Tours Presents Ecuador Riding Tour June 2016
TOUR DATES JUNE 11 - 19 --NOW BOOKING -- This is a small group tour that is 75% filled as of Mar 18.
Itinerary June 2016
Day 1 – 11th - Arrive in Quito, Ecuador - transfer to Hotel Patio Andaluz in Quito.
Day 2 – 12th – Become accustomed to the altitude, visit sites of Quito. Lunch included. Dinner on your own, relax.
Day 3 – 13th - First day of riding. We will drive to the Hacienda La Querencia, mount up on their experienced horses and adjust tack. We will ride in the countryside, then stop for lunch at a restaurant (included). After lunch we will ride back another route back to the hacienda. We will be dropped off at the hotel and walk to an Italian restaurant, or the restaurant of your choice.
Day 4 – 14th - Second Day of riding. Bus to Hacienda La Querencia, and we will ride to Llanacocha Natural Reserve. We will break for a boxed lunch on the trail (included). We will ride the Ecuador Inca Trail today. Then we will bus to Hacienda Hato Verde, check in and have dinner (included).
Day 5 – 15th - Third day of riding, we will ride the spectacular views of the volcanos today about 3 to 4 hours. Return at 12:30, depart on bus and we will soon stop for lunch on the way to Banos. Upon arrival we will check into Luna Runtun hotel and Spa. Spa services are available and we highly recommend that you enjoy a hot rock treatment, massage or whirlpool before dinner. Dinner is included with your stay; Spa services are extra cost – list available.
Day 6 – 16th – Breakfast, bus departs for jungle. Upon arrival, transfer to Casa del Suizo Jungle lodge hotel by canoe. “Tame’’ Jungle walking tours to see flora & fauna (included). Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 7-- 17th – Breakfast, Short walk or boat ride tours to Butterfly reserve, Jungle wildlife reserve (admission included). Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 8 - 18th – Breakfast, check out, leave Casa del Suizo about 9:00 AM. Boat then bus to Quito via Papallacta, a different route with interesting sites. Lunch at Papallacta, and some relaxing time. Planned arrival in Quito 7:00 PM. Transfer to the Garden Hotel (Hosteria San Jose), check in and group farewell dinner. This is a charming hotel about 15 minutes from the airport with an airport shuttle available. If you are relaxing here until your flight, there are two swimming pools, a spa, gym, and hiking trails, as well as spacious and restful outdoor gardens.
Day 9 - 19th – Most people will have early flights to North America today. Check out time is noon. Extra days are available or we can help you book other travel in Ecuador.
The pricing for the itinerary above is $2295. US based on double occupancy. Single supplement for the trip is $450. (Room mate matching may be available)
Included: Ground transportation, hotels / lodges, breakfasts, meals if indicated as included, tours as indicated. Horseback riding, instruction and guides,
Not included: Airfare roundtrip to Ecuador (may use airline points, purchase own ticket or we have a travel agent who can arrange the best fare for you); horseback riding helmets, lunches and dinners unless indicated as included; optional tours.
Limited Space Available. If you are interested in booking on this tour, please email to arrange download the CM Tour Agreement, email or phone with questions.
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Peru National Show Tour
We began taking groups to Peru in 1995. We offer tours for horse people, with breeding farms and riding. Over the years we have discovered more and more of Peru's amazing archeology and history. We offer cultural tours that do not involve equine activities and allow the traveler to enjoy thrilling ''soft adventures", and explore ancient civilizations. We design tours for families and groups with special interests. As a tour operator we partner with Meridiano SRL, a full-service travel agency in Peru. Together we offer exciting and reliable travel at the level of luxury you choose, but always with a unique view that will allow you to experience the soul of Peru.
CM Tours - Lima, National Show with Cusco / Machu Picchu / Riding Tour in the Sacred Valley - OR opt for Show Tour only
Day 1 – Arrive in Lima Peru - transfer to hotel in Miraflores
Day 2 – City Tour, visit the Cathedral, Catacombs, Anthopological Museum.
Day 3 – First Day of Horse Show. Shopping, Welcome Cocktail party.
Day 4 – Second Day of horse show, museums for those who are not attending and exploring of antique stores
Day 5 – - Third Day of horse show, Morning, then return early afternoon and visit private Textile Museum (best ancient Pre-Inca textiles in Peru!).
Day 6 – Morning tour of Pre-Inca and Inca ruins at Pachacamac, afternoon Horse show Championships.
Day 7-- Tour of breeding farms / tack factory.
Day 8 - Will have several options including Marinera horse and people dance National Finals, or horseback riding, or if you wish to fly to Nazca Lines today is the day (cost to be quoted).
Day 9 - Closing Ceremonies of horse show 9:00 - 1:00, then free afternoon to pick up any activities that have been missed during the week. There is a Pre-Inca ruin only a few blocks from the hotel. Those who are not going to Cusco-Machu Picchu will transfer to airport late evening for the flight home.
2017 Peru National Show Tour / Lima City PRICING - $1850 Double Occupancy. Single Supplement $300.
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Day 10 – Morning flight to Cusco, transfer to gorgeous hotel one block from main square, rest, pickup for tour of Cusco 1:00 PM. Visit the Inca Fortess of Cusco, Colonial Cathedrals, Temple of the Sun.
Day 11 – luxury tourist bus tour from Cusco to Sacred Valley. Stops at artisans making silver jewelry, a learning center for weaving Alpaca artifacts, the famous Pisac Market, lunch in Urabamba, plus a tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo, which are missed by many tours but are equal to many more travelled sites. Transfer to hotel in beautiful hotel Sacred Valley.
Day 12 – Luxury Train to Machu Picchu and back to Sacred Valley. (Note that it is only 2 hours train, instead of 4 hours from Cusco as most tours. This means you arrive before the main influx of tourists and get to stay longer during the day.)
Day 13 - Check out at 11:00; leisurely drive back to Cusco over different route and visit to Las Salinas salt fields. Transfer to same hotel near square. Free afternoon and evening in Cusco to explore the stores and sights.
Day 14 – Morning flight back to Lima, transfer to hotel, get luggage out of storage if you left some there. Free afternoon and evening to organize for trip home, last minute shopping and last dinner as a group. Transfer to airport late evening for flight home, unless you opt for the jungle excursion.
Contact us for pricing for the entire package of Show Tour and Magic of Riding itineraries combined TBA.
Based on double occupancy. Additional leisure days in Cusco are very relaxing and reasonably priced.