Horse Riding Holidays in Ecuador
Setting off on a horse riding holiday in the Andes is like stepping into a fairy tale: a patchwork of small villages, snow-capped mountains and steep fields and even a condor flying overhead. Although the view from the top is sublime, you don’t have to scale a mountain to enjoy the Andes. These verdant landscapes make a stunning backdrop for our Avenue of the Volcanoes trail which takes you onto the slopes of the dormant Quilotoa (3870m), home to a vast volcanic crater known for its vivid turquoise lagoon.
This trail takes you through the heart of Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, 45 minutes south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. You’ll enjoy traditional hospitality with a touch of luxury at your host’s beautiful hacienda. Catering for independent travelers as well as larger groups, this trail, amid the majesty of the high Andes of Equator, was voted one of top horse treks in the world.
You’ll be welcomed like family by our hosts on this horse riding holiday in Ecuador. Hacienda La Alegria is a family-run hacienda in the heart of Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes. While staying at the Hacienda you can get as involved as you wish by milking cows, feeding calves, petting the 4 border collies. For those after pure relaxation you can wander the rose garden, admire the orchids and old trees or wile away the evening in the on-site hot tub. The goal of our partners in Ecuador is to provide high quality horseback riding and an eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue in the Ecuadorian Andes.