Artisan brewery tour

As the great Jack Nicholson said, “Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.” We tend to agree! This is the ideal tour for the horse rider who loves beer! Cabalgatas Canoa is now very proud to be working together with an excellent local brewery to bring the best of both worlds to our clients.

Everyone knows that the Ecuadorians love their Pilsner and it is indeed a most acceptable lager and the one found in every street corner tienda.  However there are thousands upon thousands of different beers that this world has to offer and Ecuador has begun to offer some very good ales and lagers brewed in smaller, artisanal breweries. We are extremely lucky to have one of those artisanal breweries right here in Canoa, hiding out in the hills and bestowing beautiful beer on all those who care to visit.

Our horse riding tour starts out at the ranch where you will meet your horse and we will get you mounted and comfortable.  Off into the hills we go, enjoying the cooler ocean breeze and stunning views out to sea. The ride continues through the hills and banana groves, passing small farms, resting cattle, giant samango trees, cacao plantations, lots of colourful birds and possibly a giant lizard.  You really have to know where you are going to find this tiny corner of heaven tucked away up in these hills.

Now comes the best bit, the tour of the brewery and then the bit you have all been waiting for, the beer tasting! This is a brewery with very high standards, you are sure to be impressed at the huge steel pots and sparkling brewing equipment. The tour will be conducted in Spanish or in both languages if you opt for the bi-lingual guide. Either way we will provide you with written information in English.

Currently there are 12 different beers to taste and choose from. They range from a strong beer brewed with honey, light and sweet in colour and taste, to a dark and heady stout, which tastes just like melted chocolate with hints of coffee, and plenty of options in between the two including an IPA, a Golden, a citrusy Saison and a delicious cardamom beer.

After enjoying a couple of ales or so (depending on your preference!), we head back to the ranch over the hills just in time to enjoy a brilliant setting sun over the Pacific. With a goodbye to your horse and a happy beer induced glow, that concludes our tour.

Singular rider

3-hour standard tour, (includes  entrance to brewery, tour and sample-tastings. 1 hour at the brewery) – $60

4.5-hour extended tour – different route to our standard tour, riding through the cloud forest where you might just see monkeys if you’re lucky! (includes  entrance to brewery, tour and sample-tastings. 1 hour at the brewery) – $75 

2+ riders per party

3-hour standard tour, (includes  entrance to brewery, tour and sample-tastings. 1 hour at the brewery) – $50 per rider

4.5-hour extended tour – different route to our standard tour, riding through the cloud forest where you might just see monkeys if you’re lucky! (includes  entrance to brewery, tour and sample-tastings. 1 hour at the brewery) – $65 per rider

Non-horse riders

If you dont want to ride, but would hate to miss out on tasting Ecuador’s finest ales with your party, then we can take you in the support vehicle from the starting point to the brewery and back again. – $20 (up to 3 non-riders max)

We will always meet your high expectations. Let us show you our beautiful piece of paradise. It’ll take your breath away.

But dont just take our word for it. Read the reviews for yourself:

  • star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    4/01/2020

    star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    6/20/2019

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    1/01/2020
  • star rating  Me and my wife visited Zia on our travels through Ecuador.
    Didn't know quite what to expect when booking this for my wife but figured the tour had something for... read more

    Jonboym999
    3/12/2019

    star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    4/13/2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    1/03/2020
  • star rating  We had an amazing experience with the horses at the beach. A dream came true for me. My 9 year old daughter and my partner, who was sitting on a... read more

    Tanja G
    2/12/2019

    star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria M
    7/07/2019

    star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria Mandita
    7/01/2019
  • star rating  I volunteered for Cabalgatas Canoa for 2 months. Having done numerous trail rides around the world it was lovely to see how much time and effort goes into making sure... read more

    cerim377
    3/12/2019

    star rating  Thank you so much for choosing Cabalgatas Canoa for your horse riding experience in Canoa. We strive to be the best and it is rewarding when this is recognised! I... read more

    Swelch89
    6/21/2019

    star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    6/01/2019
  • star rating  Zia and Graeme are wonderful folks who care for loads of animals. My boyfriend and I did the whole day trip starting out in the forest, stopped at the... read more

    n00b3r3ll4
    6/19/2019

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    11/01/2019

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    11/06/2019
  • star rating  Horseback riding with Cabalgatas Canoa was an amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we chose a full day ride including a visit at the local craft brewery hidden... read more

    Eduardo A
    5/30/2019

INCLUDED ON ALL OF OUR TOURS:

  • Fit, healthy horse, one per rider!
  • EU standard safety riding helmets available to all of our clients
  • Comfortable and safe, high quality English or American tack
  • Qualified and experienced guide. (Bilingual guide available for additional cost)
  • Photographs and video taken on the tour
  • Returning clients receive a 10% discount on their tour or lessons

 

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY:

  • Please wear long trousers or jeans and enclosed shoes or boots
  • Bring sunscreen, sun hat and insect repellent

Booking conditions

  • To confirm booking, payment for your horse riding tour must be received in full
  • If you need to cancel or modify your booking, it must be with a minimum of 48 hours notice in order to receive a refund or to reschedule
  • You must be ready 15 minutes before the tour start time. If you arrive late, the tour may depart without you or be cut short, and you may lose your payment
  • Inclement Weather: Canoa has varied weather and we may have to cancel with full refund or to reschedule in case of storms or heavy rains
  • For the welfare of our horses a weight restriction of 100 kg / 220 lbs applies
  • Riders will need to find their way to the ranch, or we can collect you and drop you off for $15 round trip to and from Canoa. (Bahia is additional cost.)