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Horse Trek Monteverde

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60109, Costa Rica
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Best horse tour on 3 continents

Best trail ride I’ve taken in my travels. The horses are well behaved and Marvin knows his stuff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
madeleinehamblen
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Gorham, Maine
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Great Horses, great views, great times!

My sister and I did the trek in 2012 and loved it! As kids (14 and 16) we really enjoyed the ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katerae22
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Horseback Riding Stables in Costa Rica . Horse Trek Monteverde is based in the beautiful area of the Monteverde Cloud Forests. For over 18 years, Marvin Anchia and Janet Ellis have been offering horseback riding tours on well-loved and cared for...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best trail ride I’ve taken in my travels. The horses are well behaved and Marvin knows his stuff. He stopped many times along the way to point out the local wildlife, crops in the fields and have us sample the local fruit. He checked in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I did the trek in 2012 and loved it! As kids (14 and 16) we really enjoyed the ride. We saw excellent views and Marvin took us to a cute cafe along the mountainside. I had no experience riding a horse before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We customized a 4 1/2 day trek, from the 8 day day trek that is offered a few times during the year. This included the 'Cowboy ride', and 2 nights in Solania on a working ranch, a 'home-cooked' meal in a typical Costa Rican home,...More

Thank Lee V
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Marvin A, Owner at Horse Trek Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the trip so much! We do our best to please :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time riding and we had a wonderful time! Marvin was an excellent teacher and lots of fun, we were galloping in no time! 1000x recommended, the scenery was beautiful and the company was awesome.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This ride was amazing for us, Marvin was maybe the first person I meet who was in love about riding, teaching his experience, about his passion, his life, and yet I was riding and I was younger and never meet someone like him, he was...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I took the 3-hour Campesino tour. My partner had never ridden a horse before; I rode competitively when I was younger, but haven't ridden much over the past few years. The owner/guide, Marvin, is charming, funny, and obviously a very skilled rider,...More

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

If you have on mind those horse riding experiences where you don't get a chance to interact with horses, you only have your horse carrying you around without you really doing much, and you have a nice time but nothing really memorable, forget it! This...More

Thank Martaci28
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We saved the best for the last with this epic Cowboy horse trek with the amazing Marvin! Marvin is an approachable, interactive guide who was so engaging with our children and you could tell he truly loves his horses and has a passion for teaching...More

Thank Tbosh
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The horses were all beautiful and healthy. The owner had such a deep and passionate love for each of them and it was truly felt when riding the horses. We were able to ride for several hours and also stop at a local coffee shop...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed with Marvin's horses and their relationship. Marvin takes great pride in his horses and the mutual respect that they have together. It was a wonderful opportunity to have Marvin take us on a tour around the countryside with these lovely animals....More

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Mary K
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Response from rosey5904 |
write to Desafio Monteverde,,, they can set up the whole tour with transport included (it is about 2.5 hours each way)
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