Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced rider, a day out on the horses through the Avenue of the Volcanoes (Avenida de los Volcanes) will introduce you to a side of Ecuador that only few people will get to see. You will stay at a hacienda and ride through wonderful lands, cobbled tracks winding through lush farmland and up to the rolling paramo (high grassland) and the rocky summit cones of various extinct volcanoes that are part of the Machachi valley. Your tour includes all equipment, accommodation and a professional guide.
Your overnight horseback riding tour begins with hotel pickup in Quito. You will meet your guide and board a vehicle to head to the hacienda (ranch). You will reach there at about 10:30am and start your ride.
After getting all necessary equipment and a safety briefing, you will start riding to the Corazon Volcano. Admire the landscapes and views of the Andes. Your ride will last from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the group's preference. You will ride around the local farms or for the more adventurous, you can ascend to La Viudita (“The Widow”, 3760m), the “local” peak from which you can enjoy fine views of the “Avenida de los Volcanes”.
You will then head back and enjoy lunch at the Hacienda. The meals are a mix of local and international cuisine, cooked with fresh and local ingredients. In the afternoon you will have free time and can enjoy a small walk around the property or relax in front of the fireplace. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm and you have the rest of the night to enjoy at your leisure.
Next morning, you will enjoy breakfast and have time to relax at the hacienda, before heading back to Quito at approximately noon.
Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.