This ride takes you from a beautiful hacienda close to the Corazon volcano to high altitude cloud forest (3.100 m). The night you will spend in a local ancient hacienda and the second day you will ride back via volcanos Pasochoa and Ruminahui. This trip will give you the opportunity to visit the unique cloud forest ecosystem in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes. Perfect for adventure seekers, intermediate riders, advanced riders with little time and beginners looking for a longer ride.
We recommend, especially for less experienced riders, to book a full day at the Hacienda before the trip so you can get used to the horse and ride around the Hacienda, it is also a good opportunity to get used to the high altitude.
Day 1: Pick up from your hotel in Quito and drive to the Hacienda south of Quito. The staff will of the Hacienda will help you to choose a horse and to tack it up. Then the ride starts and gives you an introduction to the Ecuadorian Andes. After a couple of hours the vegetation changes dramatically and suddenly you are in the magical cloud forest. You will stay at an ancient hacienda where you can enjoy homemade meals, and take a tour with the owner who is a passionate biologist that takes care of his own orchids.
Riding hours: 4-6 hours
Day 2: After breakfast the ride continues out of the cloud forest and into the mountain scenery again. Lunch will be served at the Hacienda and after that private transportation takes you back to Quito.
Riding hours: 4-6 hours
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
1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x diner
1 night of accommodation at a beautiful hacienda
Tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
$595,- 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.
* 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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