Horse riding in Ecuador

An eight-day small group guided horse riding holiday exploring the High Andes from one historic hacienda to the next. Options for all levels of ability.
Otavalo market Historic haciendas Imbabura volcano San Pablo Lake Zuleta Valley Pesillo plains Cayambe Valley Cotopaxi National Park Quito
Price
£3479 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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Based on 4 people.
Can run as private tour for own dates at higher prices.
Single supplements apply. More dates often open up, please enquire.
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Description of Horse riding in Ecuador

An eight-day small group horse riding holiday across the altiplano, offering a unique way to experience the wide-open spaces and breathtaking views of Ecuador’s High Andes.

You set off from a farm nestled in the foothills near Quito, riding ancient Incan paths towards the snow-capped Antisana volcano. Cross some of Ecuador’s most spectacular landscapes, past the impressive Cayambe and Cotopaxi volcanoes to reach beautifully conserved, historic haciendas at the end of each day.

Your expert guide will also give you a chance to get to know more about local flora and fauna and introduce you to Ecuador’s colourful indigenous cultures along the way.

This specific trip is aimed at intermediate riders. However, tours can be designed for all levels of horse-riding ability from beginner to advanced. Families, small groups, individuals or couples can also be catered for if required.

The riding pace is governed by the landscape and riders’ experience. On tours catering for intermediate or more advanced riders, you will be able to canter across open fields and negotiate tricky terrain. For beginners, lessons can be arranged prior to departure.

The local partner for this small group holiday is English and has been running highly recommended horse riding tours in Ecuador since 1996. Locally-bred horses are ideally suited to the terrain.

Being set in the High Andes, riding takes place at altitudes up to over 4000m, so it is recommended that you arrive in Quito a few days prior to the start of the tour to ensure you can acclimatise.

Horses, guides, grooms, meals as listed in the itinerary, accommodation, park fees, transfers and transport of luggage are all included.

Price information

£3479 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Based on 4 people.
Can run as private tour for own dates at higher prices.
Single supplements apply. More dates often open up, please enquire.
Make enquiry

Check dates

2021: 15 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 13 Nov, 19 Dec

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We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

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