These ancient ritual has been held for centuries at Hacienda El Porvenir and Hacienda El Tambo. Considered a patrimonial tradition of the Highlands of Ecuador that is desapearing, el Rodeo and Repuntes are an epic experience for any horseback rider, and probably one of the most intense and beautiful rides one can be involved at.
You can be part of the 6 Day / 6 Night Rodeo General, where almost one thousand cattle and dozens of Chagras ( Andean Cowboys) will gather around the hacienda, after several days of riding our horses to “round” cattle and bring them to the corrals.
Or you can be part of the Repuntes, a 3 Day / 2 Night program, held twice a year. A smaller, and more intimate experience, where we “drive” the cattle form one territory of the hacienda to another.
6 Days / 6 Nights
The Rodeo is unique, authentic and exciting. Ride with herds of hundreds of cows and bravo or fighting bulls is certainly uncommon. If you add to the picture, 40 or 50 Chagras (Andean Cowboys) working, rounding the cattle and reaching the most remote territories of the Hacienda, then the picture becomes sublime. You will become part of the work, riding close to skilful Chagras, work at the corrals, eat, drink and sing next to a warm fire.
2015 dates Rodeo General at Hacienda El Tambo:
(arriving February 8)
Price per person: $1639,00
3 Days / 2 Nights
Like the Rodeo General, el Repunte, is an ancient Andean tradition of the haciendas or ranches dedicated to extensive cattle farming. On three days we will gather the bravo cattle ( fighting breed) that are grazing freely on a specific territory of the Hacienda. During the Repunte we will ride approximately 5 hours per day and we will bring the cattle to the corrals were we work branding, separating mother form calves and selecting the bulls that will be sell. Approximately 20 Chagras will join us each day on the Repunte. At night we will gather next to a fireplace to sing and tell the stories of a hard day of work in the Highlands. BBQ Dinner.
2015 dates Repuntes de Ganado Bravo at Hacienda El Tambo:
Price per person: $699,69
Price does not include:
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First class descends, riding through exclusive trails designed by mountain bikers and engineers, biking through gravel and dirt roads, make this bike trip a fantastic journey through the heart of the Andes. You will be escorted by mountain biking guides and pampered by our traditional hospitality during the the whole trip.
A programme designed for mountain lovers. This is the ideal approach for climbers wanting to scale snow-capped peaks but first acclimatize to the altitude.
Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most visited natural areas in Ecuador due to its amazing scenery, proximity to Quito and status as a national icon.
Reportaje acerca de la travesía a la cumbre del Cotopaxi
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