Ecuador is an ideal country for horseback riding. Approximately 25 miles north from Quito is the Pululahua crater located, a crater of volcanic origin that today, due to its fertility, offers a beautiful landscape ideal for hiking or horseback riding. Especially during the rainy season the region turns amazingly green and within short periods different vegetation zones are crossed.
Number of days: 1
Interests: Horsebackriding, Nature & Wildlife
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 62
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You are transported from Quito to the Horse Ranch, inside the National Reserve Pululahua, about 25 miles north from Quito. Already the jeep ride is a true experience that offers outstanding picture-stops. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge biodiversity.
While circling the central lava cone, we witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture.
The riding time takes about 4 hours and you will have lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains. Optional photo-stop at the Ecuadorian monument Mitad del Mundo and after that the transport back to Quito.
Price per person: US$ 110
(based on 2 people traveling)
– transport from and to Quito
– an accompanying provisions vehicle for the whole tour
– transportation of the horses where necessary
– full catering during the tour
– your horse and its equipment
– tour guide and helpers
– rubber boots, helmets and other equipment
– travel insurance
– breakfast at the first/ dinner at the last day
– extra drinks
– extra services
No accommodation included
Interested? Check out the blog post from our previous intern, who writes about her horseback riding experience!
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