Horseback riding among bamboos and sugar cane fields
Alejandra is worried.
It is the first time she will ride a horse.
Fortunately, there is Carlos. He is a horse lover who started his business 8 years ago.
Carlos reassures Aleja and tells her to embrace her horse.
-“Don’t be afraid. You see, a horse can feel your emotions. You have to be confident when you ride it.”
Anyway, Rei, Aleja’s horse, is a cool and calm dude.
I get Sultana. She hates being last.
Here we are on unfrequented dirt roads in the countryside of Viterbo. It is 3 pm, and it is raining. Carlos asks us if we want to put on our raincoats.
It’s not necessary. The sun is already showing up.
On the way, we pass a trapiche and an old man who makes coal in an artisanal way.
After 30 min, we arrive at our first stop: Reserva Los Guadales.
Some of the bamboos are more than 40 meters long. It is as if we had a natural roof over our heads. It’s much fresher there.
After a cold beer, it’s time to switch to Indiana Jones mode.
We have to go up the river for about 50 meters on the back of our faithful horses. It rained a lot the day before. The current is powerful, and the water comes almost to our ankles! Nothing to worry about for Rei and Sultana. In less than 2 minutes, we are out on the other side of the river bank.
Happy, relieved, and wet.
Our ride continues among the sugar cane fields. In the distance, I see the mountains that surround Viterbo. There is not a sound – except Saltana, who grazes as soon as I stop.
On the way back, we walk through the Tunel de Los Samánes. I stand straight and proud on my saddle, firing Hola! to people like Lucky Luke with his revolvers.
Why book this experience in Viterbo
The horseback ride takes place in the beautiful countryside of Viterbo. You will cross rivers, pass under a bamboo forest and ride along sugar cane plantations. I loved the succession of these different environments.
How to book this tour:
We work with Bruce from BnB Colombia Tours.
You can book this experience directly on the BnB Colombia tours’ website:
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Use the code ExploreColombia10 DURING the process of making the resevation.