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Horseback Riding - Horseback Riding San Agustín - Colombia

Imagine mounting a beautiful mare to traverse these emerald hills, exploring the silent sentinels that yet guard the San Agustín region, or the many lagoons and waterfalls hidden within the folds of this landscape. Prices per hour ($5.20) and per excursion are set by the municipality. The five-hour trip to El Tablón, La Chaquira, La Pelota and El Purutal is about $15, plus another $15 for your accompaniment’s horse. Another adventure several travelers have undertaken is to ride with a guide all the way to Otavalo, Ecuador; this takes a major investment of time and money, however. One guide frequently lauded is Pacho Muñoz (Tel: 311-827-7972, E-mail:

San Agustín, Colombia

Horseback Riding

Getting There

Maps provided by the tourism office and travel agencies show the network of trails in the region. Ask for specifics and about safety before heading out.

Travel Tips:

Check your horse to be sure it is in healthy condition. If you take a guide, you will have to pay for his horse as well as his/her services.

Price Description:

$5.20 per hour.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Water, high-energy food, sun block, hat, rain gear, sturdy footwear.

There are many places to know in this area; the most important, though, is the Parque Arqueológico.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

By Lorraine Caputo

Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

25 Mar 2011

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