This trip combines best of 2 day tours; a horse ride into the incredible Andean mountain landscape and a visit to one of Ecuadors’ main attraction the Otavalo Indigenous Market. The horses that we use are mixes between Andalusians, Arabians and local criollo horses. The ride will take between 3 and 5 hours, depending on the level of the participants. During the ride we will see Andean villages and a lot of traditionally dressed Ecuadorians. It is also possible to see wild horses, foxes, and birds (sometimes even condors). During the ride you will have a lunch picknick and at the hacienda a delicious 3-course dinner is served. At the hacienda are cows, alpacas, llamas and of course the horses. There is a beautiful view over Cayambe city, the Cayambe volcano, and sometimes you can even see Quito. At night you can sit next to the chimenea or enjoy the beautiful stars of 2 hemispheres because we are located on the Equator. The rooms are very comfortable and some even with a jacuzzi. The next morning you can take an optional mountain biking lap or just relax until private transortaion takes you to Otavalo. Where you will have enough time to stroll around and to shop the local handcrafts. After a local 2 course lunch you will go to the Peguche waterfall where you can make a nice hike and after that private transportations takes you back to Quito.
(Note: All times are approximate)
|08:00||Pick-up at hotel in Quito and start driving to the ranch|
|09:00||Stop at Quitsato (Equator)|
|10:00-11:00||Canelazos (local drink) and Bizcochos (local biscuits) at Hacienda & safety briefing|
|11:00-16:00||Ride into the Andes with box lunch on the way|
|19:00||Dinner at Hacienda (3-courses)|
|10:30||Private transportation to Otavalo and time to shop|
|14:30-16:00||Peguche waterfall hike|
|18:00||Arrival in Quito|
Professional and bilingual guide
Accommodation in a double room with private bathroom
Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast, 2x lunches, 1x diner)
Water & snack during the ride
Helmets & chaps
Tips for guide
Extra food and drinks
Optional entrance to Quitsato ($2)
$245,- p.p. (4-10 people)
$275,- p.p. (3 people)
$325,- p.p. (2 people)
* 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.
*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* 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.
* 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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