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Horseback Riding Ecuador: Moonlight Ride from Quito

Enjoy a beautiful sunset while horseback riding through the Pululahua Crater on this Horseback Riding Ecuador Tour. Then, stay overnight at a ranch.

USD $265.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $265.00
2 - 10USD $175.00

Explore the Pululahua Crater at Dusk on this Horseback Riding Ecuador Tour

At this amazing ranch, we will be able to enjoy a unique dusk and night ride through the Pululahua Crater. This Horseback Riding Ecuador tour will let you capture the fascinating energy of this special area. As it starts getting dark, nature will amaze us with fireflies lighting the sky, and once it’s dark, the starry night will amaze us.


  • Go horseback riding in a living volcano, the Pululahua Crater, at sunset
  • Enjoy an intimate dinner at the end of the ride
  • Spend the night at a ranch

Tour Information 

Duration: 2 days / 1 night (from 16:00 pm till midday of the next day)
Start and End Location: Quito
Availability: Daily, Year Round (Except December 25th and January 1st).
Miscellaneous:  Maximum rider weight of 200 pounds. Slight exceptions can be made on the one-day rides.


Your Horseback Riding Ecuador Tour starts as we depart from Quito at 16:00 pm. It’s a 90-minute ride to the ranch. Once we get there, we immediately get on our horses and start riding while it starts getting darker. At some point, we will be guided by moonlight. After our ride through the Pululahua Crater, there will be a cozy dinner-place awaiting. The next morning, we will have breakfast in the bird garden and then we will return back to Quito.

What’s Included

  • Transport from and to our common meeting point in Quito
  • An accompanying provisions vehicle for the whole tour
  • Transportation of the horses where necessary
  • Full catering during the Horseback Riding Ecuador Tour: all meals and beverages
  • Accommodation in the ranch, according to the itinerary
  • Your horse and its equipment
  • Tour guide and helpers

What’s Not Included 

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra drinks and services
  • Tips

What to Bring 

  • Light, long-sleeved tops
  • Sweatshirt, pullover or fleece jacket
  • Jacket (Gore-Tex or similar) and rain gear
  • A hat with a brim and sunglasses
  • Solid shoes/boots with a good grip
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Small water bottle

Important Notes 

  • Weather: A national weather forecast does not exist, as the weather in the Andes is extremely local and fast-changing. The weather in the crater is also very different from the weather in Quito. Very roughly, rainy season runs from November to April/May, dry season from June to October, but it can always rain in the dry season and be totally dry for weeks in the rain season. If sunny, the sun is very strong and intense. If raining, it typically rains in the afternoon when we’re finished or nearly finished with the ride. The rainy season is especially nice, as the landscape is greener, lush, and more flowers. Always bring good sun and rain protection for the ride. Temperatures can vary between 41F (5C) and 86F (30C).
  • Maximum rider weight 200 pounds (90 kg)
  • Instructions from the guide must be followed. Anybody who continually disrupts the group and does not follow the guide’s instructions and endangers safety must reckon with the possibility of expulsion from the tour with no right to a refund.
  • Tour reservations for the trekking expeditions should be made so early as possible.
  • In case of booking cancellations, the following fees will apply:
    • Cancellation over 6 weeks before the ride: We charge a 10% administration fee.
    • Cancellation between 21 and 45 days before the ride: 20% of the trip price
    • Cancellation between 7 and 20 days before the ride: 50% of the trip price
    • Cancellation between 3 and 6 days before the ride: 70% of the trip price
    • Cancellation during the last 48 hours of the ride or no-show: 100% of the trip price
  • The participants are strongly urged to take travel and health insurance, as the tour operator can accept absolutely no responsibility for possible accidents or illnesses which occur during the ride. The agency and guide, as companies and individuals, will not be held liable for any accidents or damage incurred during the tour. Clients participate at their own risk.


Quito, Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador -0.180653, -78.467838

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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