In this middle of the world Quito Tour, we will spend two days horseback riding through the Pululahua Crater and its amazing scenery
Number of Travelers
Price Per Person
2 - 10
Join us in this 1 day/1 Night Pululahua Crater Expedition
From Quito, it will take us 90 minutes to get to the Ranch where we will start our Pululahua Crater. In this Ranch, we will find a 6-km diameter ancient volcanic crater, the Pululahua is the biggest one in the American continent. In these two days horseback riding we will visit areas of traditional Andean agriculture to abundant tropical vegetation, remote mountain villages, deep canyons, cloud forest, unique flower crops and of course, the middle of the world monument.
Take great pictures in the middle of the world Quito Monument
Experience Home-stay accommodation near the Pululahua Crater
Spend two days horseback riding in Natural Reserve
Duration: From 4 pm till midday of the next day Start and End Location: Quito Availability: Monday to Sunday, 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. Maximum 10 travelers per tour.
We will spend about 4 hours riding on the first day of this middle of the world Quito tour, and on the second day, we will spend 5 hours riding our horses.
Transport from and to our common meeting point in new town Quito
An accompanying provisions vehicle for the whole tour
Transportation of the horses where necessary
Full catering during the tour, all meals, and beverages, accommodation in farms, hotels, reserve
lodges and tents according to the itinerary
Your horse and its equipment
Tour guide and helpers
What’s Not Included
Breakfast of the first / dinner of the last day
What to Bring
The best-equipped wear light, long-sleeved tops during the day (these provide protection from sun, thorns and insect bites, too)
Sweatshirt, pullover or fleece jacket are required for the cooler parts
You should bring a jacket (Gore-Tex or similar), rain gear, a hat with a brim and solid shoes/boots with a good grip.
Insect repellent, sun-cream, sunglasses, camera, and small water bottle
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. Therefore, the only correct answer to this question is: always bring good sun- and rain-protection for the ride.
Calculate a temperature variation between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Maximum rider weight 90kg or 200 pounds, on 8-day-ride 85 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 tight 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 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 our Company 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.
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Quito, Ecuador-0.180653, -78.467838
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