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Horse Trek Monteverde

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Address: 60109, Costa Rica
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Horseback Riding Stables in Costa Rica . Horse Trek Monteverde is based in...

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 horses. Rides include: 2.5 hours Mountain & Farm View Ride; 4 hours in the Clouds Ride; Eden Falls Secret Waterfall and Hike Combo; All Day Cowboy Ride and Multi-Day, 2-8 day Horseback Riding Holidays.

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The tour was very interesting and quite informative. We took a two hour ride and saw a lot of animals, the guide told us quite a bit about local flora and fauna and taught us some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The tour was very interesting and quite informative. We took a two hour ride and saw a lot of animals, the guide told us quite a bit about local flora and fauna and taught us some Spanish. It was fun. But most important - it is the safest horse back riding ever, the horses are so well trained - this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

When I was planning my itinerary in Costa Rica, my tour operator highly recommended us to join this horse trekking activity in Monteverde. Initially I was quite hesitated as I never do horse riding before and I was not sure I can manage that. However, I decided to give a try and I had no regret about it. We took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We loved this activity. The tour takes you through rough and not so rough areas in monteverde. You go across a river with the horses, you get in the mud all the way to your waist on the horses, you see all kind of wild life specially monkeys that are not happy to see you there throwing stuff at you.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My two teenage kids and myself had never ridden a horse and whilst I was looking forward to it, I was also a bit worried about riding in the mountains on uneven paths. Well ....there was absolutely no need to be worried, Marvin and Fabio made it very easy and fun, we had a lovely morning riding through the local... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We only went horse riding once before but they gave us good lessons on their well trained horses. We had a great ride with our kids. They even gave my daughter a little glass horse as a present since it was her birthday. I highly recommend to take their tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Marvin and Fabio were so great to work with even though this was only my second time on a horse! They were so laid back and really helped make this a great experience for me (even though I was in pain for days after!) I won't forget the hummingbirds we saw during our break and the queso frito I enjoyed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I really love adventure and anything remotely athletic/competitive....so i convinced my friend to do a half day horseback riding experience with marvin and fabio (6 hrs). Please note we have very little to no riding experience lmaoooo. this became very clear to them within minute of riding lol, but it was totally fine with them. they were both very friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I called Marvin spontaneously on a sunny morning. 10 minutes later he picked me up at my hotel. I was the only guest and Marvin did a great tour (4h) with me. I have little experience with horses but it was not a problem as the horse I had (walker) was very well trained and calm. I do not know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We did a 2.5 hr private trek with Marvin, booked at very last minute. I'm really nervous of horses but by the end of the trek I was enjoying galloping! A highly recommended company, horses are in really good condition and so well trained-hardly any controlling required! Amazing. The route was rural and relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We did a 2.5 hour ride with Marvin and Fabio - this was our favorite activity in Monteverde! From the beginning, Marvin was so amiable, made us laugh, and showed us how much he cares about his horses. He kept us smiling and entertained the entire ride, and we learned a lot about his horses and local life. The horses... More 

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