Located south of Quito in the verdant valley of Machachi, Hacienda La Alegria is surrounded by 11 volcanoes and this region is referred to as “The Volcano Avenue”. Join us on a 3 days 2 nights trip as we bring you to ride through the haciendas as part of our trip to visit the Cloud Forest Ecuador.
At the cloud forest, you will enter a completely different environment and see an exciting change in the surrounding vegetation, including ascending up to 4000 meters (13123 feet) above sea level and experiencing a lush native tundra landscape – all on a horse!
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Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start/ End Location: Quito, Ecuador
Miscellaneous: This tour needs a minimum of 2 travelers and can accommodate a maximum of 12 per group. If your group has less than 2 or more than 12 travelers, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to find a group for you.
On the first day, after arriving at Hacienda La Alegria, you will ride in the arena and get acquainted with the horses and tack that you will use during the trip. Then, you will ride around for 4 hours at the neighboring Haciendas and mountains Viudita and Atacazo, before having lunch in the Hacienda house. The afternoon will see you visiting the milking barn and aging cheese cave, and enjoying the hot tub and fireplace before calling it a night at the Hacienda.
The second day will see you riding for 6 hours west towards the Corazon at 4000 meters (13123 feet) above sea level, and then descending towards the cloud forest, where you will be able observe a great biodiversity of plants and flowers, including giant guneras, orchids, and birds such as guans (also known as the turkeys of the forest). In the afternoon, you will arrive for tea at Hacienda Bomboli – 3000 meters (9842 feet) above sea level – where you can relax by the fireplace, enjoying the sunset, and watch the lights of the villages near the coast following a great meal. The night will be spent at Hacienda Bomboli.
On the last day of the trip, you will ride on the old road that until 1960 connected Quito with the coast. From there, you can appreciate the green and fertile Machachi Valley. Crossing extensive pastures and eucalyptus forests, you will arrive at the valley in time for lunch at the Hacienda, before ending the entire trip.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.