Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced rider, a day out on the horses through the Avenida de los Volcanes will introduce you to a side of Ecuador that only few people will get to see. The hacienda is surrounded by fabulous riding country, with cobbled tracks winding through lush farmland up to the rolling paramo (high grassland) and the rocky summit cones of the many extinct volcanoes that line both sides of the Machachi valley.
This trek includes a horse ride from 2 to 5 hours depending on the guests preference. You will ride around the local farms or for the more adventurous an ascent of La Viudita (“The Widow”, 3760m), our “local” peak from which you can enjoy fine views of the “Avenida de los Volcanes”. You will then enjoy lunch at the Hacienda. The meals are a mix of local and international cuisine, cooked with fresh and local ingredients. In the afternoon you can enjoy a small walk around the property or relax in front of the fireplace.
The ride can often be combined with a visit to one of the many beautiful haciendas in the neighborhood. There are horses available for both first-time and experienced riders.
(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 to the Corazon volcano|
|17:30||Walk around the hacienda|
|12:00||Back to Quito|
Professional and bilingual guide
Transportation from and to Quito
Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
Use of wellington/rubber boots, helmets, hats, chaps and other equipment
Tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
$325,- USD p.p. (2 – 15 persons)
$375,- USD p.p. (1 person single fee)
* 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.
* Important things to bring: waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes (no flipflops or other type of open shoes), water, sun block, mosquito repellent, 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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