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Cloud Forest Ecuador: 3D2N Horseback Riding Trip

Ride through the haciendas and Cloud Forest Ecuador in our 3 days 2 nights trip! Explore the works of Mother Nature all on a horse’s back.

USD $680.00

Per Person
2

 Cloud Forest Ecuador: Ride in the Haciendas on a 3D2N Trip

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!

What are you waiting for? Come join us now!

Highlights

  • Ride through Mother Nature on a horse
  • Visit a milking barn and aging cheese cave
  • Observe a great biodiversity of flora and fauna in the forest

Tour Information 

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start/ End Location: Quito, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round
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 info@keteka.com and we will try our best to find a group for you.

Itinerary

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.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • All meals
  • Alcoholic drinks (Wine and beer)
  • All necessary equipment (wool ponchos, rain ponchos and chaps, horse bag, helmets and wool protected saddles)

What’s Not Included 

  • Transfers to and from airport
  • Tips and taxes

What to Bring

  • Cotton or wool shirt (long sleeved or turtleneck)
  • Heavy wool or fleece sweater/vest
  • Full-length wool trousers or other warm pants.
  • Light-weight (polypropylene) thermal underwear, top and bottom
  • Bandana, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Insulated or Gore-Tex mountain parka
  • Polypropylene waterproof gloves
  • Wool or polypropylene socks
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Flashlight
  • Washcloth
  • Camera with extra batteries

Important Notes 

  • An additional full-day option is available at USD 220 per person, all inclusive.
  • Transportation to and from hotel in Quito is available at additional cost.
  • Suitable for families with children 12 years and older with good riding skills and capacity for long journeys. 
  • Two riders on the ride will incur an additional fee of USD 50 per rider.
  • Single supplement option is available at an addition USD 150.

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What Happens After I Book?

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.

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