Beerkingo cerveza artesanal 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. We bring to you – The Beerkingo Cerveza Artesanal Tour.

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.

The Beerkingo cerveza artesanal 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  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
    1 November 2019

    star rating  2 couples we went for the afternoon, what a great experience. Super friendly owner she was excellent. The horses were well behaved and we had a super afternoon. Nice ride... read more

    Resort28217193053
    27 August 2021

    star rating  Four of us really enjoyed a special time. Rode the super-well-behaved horses to the beach and back. Miguel was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband, virtually first... read more

    Aileen013
    1 July 2021
  • 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
    1 April 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 January 2020

    star rating  We spent an excellent three hours riding to the beach and back. Two of our three participants had never rode before so our guide Miguel took it very slow and... read more

    Michael B
    10 August 2021

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.)