This day tour combines a visit to the educational museum ‘Intinan’ built on the equator ‘Mitad del Mundo’ with a beautiful horseback ride through the Pululahua Crater. In the morning we start driving to the ranch where the horses are waiting. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge biodiversity. While circling the central lava cone, we witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture. The horseback riding time will be about 4 hours. Lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains.
Afterwards we continue by car to the Mitad del Mundo. On an interactive guided tour they will tell you about the history of the tribes in that area and with some help of a few scientific tests you will find out that this place is exactly the middle of the world. After this interesting visit we’ll return to Quito.
(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time)
|09:00||Pick-up at hotel in Quito and start driving to the ranch|
|10:30-14:30||Horseback ride through Pululahua crater|
|15:30-16:30||Visit to the ‘Mitad del Mundo’: Intinan museum|
|18:00||Arrival in Quito|
Professional and bilingual guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel
Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
Use of wellington/rubber boots, helmets, hats, chaps and other equipment
Entrance to the Intinan Museum
Optional tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
$140,- USD p.p. (2 – 15 persons)
* Since we will ride in the mountains where the trails could be steep and where there is less oxygen lead us to put a maximum on rider weights of 200 pounds. Slight exceptions can be made on the one-day-rides.
* Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes (no flipflops or other type of open shoes), water, sun block, sunglasses and your passport.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances.
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