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2-Day Horseback Riding Cotopaxi Tour

From $771 p.p.

Tour Summary

Embark on a mesmerizing adventure through Ecuador’s stunning landscapes on this 2-Day Horseback Riding Cotopaxi Tour! Commence your journey with a morning departure from Quito to Hacienda El Porvenir. Ride towards Cotopaxi National Park on exclusive paths, surrounded by majestic Andean panoramas. Traverse the slopes of the Rumiñahui Volcano, encountering wild bulls and birds, as you arrive near the rocky peaks, which offer clear-day views of 12 more volcanoes. A stop at Chusigmachai, the Owl Refuge, adds to the enriching experience before returning to Hacienda El Porvenir for an overnight stay.

Day 2 takes us on a thrilling ride to the heights of Rumiñahui, where you walk, trot, and canter through this remarkable landscape. Spot Andean birds, wild horses, and bravo cattle as you get to know the local Chagra culture. Riding off-road on ancient wild horse tracks, you embrace the natural wonders before returning to Quito, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable expedition.

Highlights

  • checkCotopaxi VolcanoExplore one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkChagra CultureImmerse yourself in the local chagra culture by donning the traditional attire of Andean horsemen, offering a glimpse into their way of life.
  • checkChusigmachaiVisit the Owl Refuge to learn about the local efforts to conserve and protect owls in their natural habitat.
  • checkRumiñahui VolcanoAn exciting ride with an amazing view of El Corazón, Los Ilinizas, Sincholagua, and Cotopaxi.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    To start this 2-Day Horseback Riding Cotopaxi Tour, you will be picked up at your selected hotel in Quito and begin driving to Hacienda el Porvenir through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Upon arrival at Hacienda El Porvenir, a warm welcome will introduce you to the hacienda’s facilities. Get acquainted with the chagra dress, the typical attire of Andean horsemen.

    Participate in a brief riding lesson to familiarize yourself with the horses and riding techniques. Get your horses ready for the journey ahead.

    Traverse the slopes of the Rumiñahui Volcano, following exclusive paths inside the hacienda. Admire the breathtaking Andean panoramas, witnessing herds of wild bulls, diverse bird species, and stunning landscapes. Reach a scenic viewpoint near the rocky peaks of Rumiñahui, where, on a clear day, you can behold the majestic sight of 12 more volcanoes in the distance. Enjoy a delicious box lunch, savoring the flavors of local cuisine.

    En route back to the hacienda, stop at Chusigmachai, also known as the Owl Refuge. Arrive at the hacienda feeling accomplished and enriched by the day’s adventures.  Take some time to relax and unwind, soaking in the peaceful ambiance of the hacienda.

    • ActivityActivity:Horseback riding, Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Box Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda el Provenir or similar.
  • DAY 2 RUMIÑAHUI VOLCANO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Rumiñahui Volcano - andes mountain horseback riding

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hacienda El Porvenir, preparing for an exciting day ahead. Start your ride towards the heights of Rumiñahui, embarking on a spectacular journey. Initially, the ride will be at a walking pace, allowing you to get comfortable with your horse and the terrain. As you progress, there will be opportunities to pick up the pace, either trotting or cantering.

    Reach the base of the Central Summit of Rumiñahui and take a break. Enjoy a hot drink, savoring the warmth and energy it provides during the ride. Keep an eye out for Andean birds, herds of wild horses, and magnificent wild bravo cattle.

    This ride offers a fantastic opportunity to delve into the local Chagra culture, experiencing the traditions and customs of Andean horsemen. Ride off-road, following ancient wild horse tracks, and feel a deeper connection with nature.

    As this 2-Day Horseback Riding Cotopaxi Tour concludes, begin your journey back to Quito and enjoy a packed lunch.

    • ActivityActivity:Horseback Riding, Birdwatching.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Box Lunch

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest - Machai accommodation$ 1,542 p.p.
2 - 4 guests - Machai accommodation$ 771 p.p.
1 guest - Traditional accommodation$ 1,798 p.p.
2 - 4 guests - Traditional accommodation$ 899 p.p.
1 guest - Suite accommodation$ 1,875 p.p.
2 - 4 guests - Suite accommodation$ 938 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Water, tea or coffee.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation to and from Quito’s hotel.
  • Tour Guide Experienced, certified, english-speaking guide.
  • assistance Guided horse tour on healthy, strong horses for all levels.
  • Activities Reserve's Fees
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Additional food or beverages.
    + Personal health & travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for guides and drivers.
    + International flights.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2024 and 2025 are subject to change.
  • The single supplement fee is 100%.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weigh 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without prior notice. Due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.

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