Articles Tagged 'Equitrekking Travel'

Costa Rica- Frog Sanctuary

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today, we went to a frog farm that is not open to the public with Esteban our guide on the Equitrekking Travel Horseback Riding Vacation in Costa Rica. The owner raises rare frogs, but the neat thing is that the frogs are left to hop along in the rainforest, so… Read more »

Costa Rica Hot Air Balloon Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today, Esteban, who besides being a great rider and guide for his company Centaura, also is a balloon pilot, took us out for a hot air balloon ride. I have never been up in a hot air balloon and it was really cool. I felt like we were floating as… Read more »

Costa Rica Tree Climbing

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today, Catalina, Esteban’s sister, and a guide took me out tree climbing as a part of my horse tour of Costa Rica. We hiked into the rainforest to this giant Fichus tree named Abraham, so named because he watches over the entire forest. I would be climbing up 120 feet… Read more »

Costa Rica with Centaura

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We’re riding from the Pacific Coast to the interior with Centaura, a horseback riding adventure travel company run by Monica and Esteban, a Costa Rican husband and wife team, and Serendipity Adventures, an adventure travel company that offers a plethora of outdoor adventures around Costa Rica. Centaura’s horses are amazing.… Read more »

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
For our first adventure on the Big Island, we headed from the airport in Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lots of people venture here to see hot molten lava flowing. We did too, but that lava flows here are unpredictable, so that wasn’t in the cards for us. We… Read more »

Hawaii’s Big Island- Kahua Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Something that makes the rides at Kahua Ranch different is that if you are an experienced rider, you can ride fast. We’d do a bit of that meeting up with Maile of Na’alapa Stables. Na’alapa Stables, who runs a ride that we will take in Waipi’o Valley, also runs rides… Read more »

Hawaii- Gathering of the Kings Luau

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
So I still have this song in my head from tonight’s luau and festive musical extravaganza, the Gathering of the Kings on the grounds of The Fairmont Orchid. This is quite a production, complete with dancers, torch jugglers, people on stilts and all sorts of acrobatics. It tells the story… Read more »

Hawaii- Parker Ranch, Big Island

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Parker Ranch is an institution on the Big Island. Karoll of Cowboys of Hawaii took us out to ride a PART of the ranch. Touted at one time as the largest privately owned ranch in the United States, Parker Ranch is huge. The distances here can be deceiving too. Out… Read more »

Maui- Piā€™iholo Ranch

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
We’re in Upcountry Maui, riding at Piiholo Ranch with Tamalyn Baldwin and other riders, a destination which is part of the Equitrekking Travel Maui Equestrian Vacation. The Upcountry is the lush ranch area and Piiholo Ranch is a working cattle ranch that also serves as a sanctuary for the Hawaiian… Read more »

North Carolina- Horse Riding at Biltmore Estate

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today I went horseback riding at Biltmore, and enjoyed the grounds, trails and horses, just as guests of George Vanderbilt would have during the Gilded Age. Biltmore Estate features over 80 miles of equestrian trails located on 4,000 acres in the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains. There are also lots… Read more »