CANOA BEACH HORSE RIDING TOUR

Who hasn’t dreamed of feeling the wind rushing past them as they gallop along a stunning tropical beach? Canoa is blessed with 17 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline making it the longest beach in Ecuador. Depending on the tides, it is sometimes also the widest.

​We are in the perfect position to make the dream a reality. There is no other horse riding tour operator that offers tours along the coast of Ecuador. The entirety of this tour is spent on the beach. Nowhere else in Ecuador can you experience rides and views like this! Our exhilarating famous beach ride on Canoa Beach is just one of the memorable rides we offer at Cabalgatas Canoa.

This is one of our most popular horse riding tours and we offer two options. There is a shorter 2 hour ride from Canoa to Briceño or vice versa or a 3.5 hour ride that explores the entire length of the beach from San Vicente all the way to Canoa.

You will be able to experience a remarkable view of the Canoa cliffs and enjoy a different side of the beach. The southern end of the beach is very different to the northern end in the village; with fewer tourists and the beach feels deserted with lots of bird life to see. We like to take the horses to splash in the waves and we can gallop if you would like to.

We try to plan to finish the ride at sunset; the day is a little cooler later in the afternoon and what better way to finish an amazing beach ride than to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean? We will provide you with fresh organic fruit from our own farm and iced water at the end of you horse riding tour.

Our beach rides are really something to remember, book yours today! ​

Singular rider

Canoa to Briceño – $70

Canoa to San Vicente – $90

Circular beach tour (low season) – $60

Circular beach tour (high season) – $70

2+ riders per party

Canoa to Briceño – $50 per rider

Canoa to San Vicente – $70 per rider

Circular beach tour (low season) – $40 per rider

Circular beach tour (high season) – $50 per rider

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
    4/13/2020

    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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 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  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

    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
    6/01/2019
  • 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

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.)