This 2 day ride takes you into the Pululahua Crater with its beautiful landscapes. Robust mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater with its constantly changing sceneries and huge bio-diversity. With 6-km diameter makes it the biggest volcanic crater on the American continent, and it is also one of only two inhabited craters world-wide.
Day 1: Pick up from a central meeting point and drive to the ranch north of Quito. The staff of the Hacienda will help you to choose a horse and to tack it up. This ride will take you from areas of traditional Andean agriculture to lush tropical vegetation, passing by eroded volcanic avalanches blooming with wild orchids, sugar cane fields, remote mountain villages, exotic flower crops, deep canyons and cloud forests. We will also observe prehistoric ruins and interesting geological formations along our way. Accommodation at a homestay in the crater.
Riding hours: 4 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 ranch and after that private transportation takes you back to Quito. This ride will give you a good impression of the present and past of the country life in Ecuador, of its geology and botany. But most of all we’ll discover the pleasure to explore healthy nature on horseback!
Riding hours: 5 hours
Professional and bilingual guide
Transportation from and to Quito (Central meeting point: Magic Bean Mariscal)
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 homestay in the crater
Tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
$295,- USD p.p. (2 – 15 persons)
$425,- USD p.p. (1 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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