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Horseback riding - La Chagras Way

Cotopaxi Horseback Riding

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Horseback riding - La Chagras Way
Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Cotopaxi Horseback Riding

  • 1 Lunch
Early in the morning, transportation will pick you up from your Quito hotel. The journey will take you towards Hacienda El Porvenir (3600 m./11808 ft.). Upon arrival, a welcome drink option will greet you, which can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and will be served alongside cheese empanadas. Following a brief riding lesson, the trip will proceed towards the slopes of the dormant Rumiñahui volcano, taking exclusive paths within the hacienda. While journeying through the beautiful Andean scenery, you'll get the opportunity to observe herds of wild bulls, various bird species, and breathtaking vistas. The route will eventually take you close to the rocky summits of Rumiñahui, offering clear-day views of up to 12 additional volcanoes. En route, a stop will be made at Chusigmachai, known as the Owl Refuge, before riding back to the farmhouse. The total riding time will be approximately 5 hours, and a box lunch will be provided during the trip. Upon reaching Hacienda El Porvenir, access to the Apu Mountain SPA's wet area will be available at no additional cost (please note that massages are not included). The journey will conclude with a return to Quito.

Level of Difficulty
Technical level: Low
Physical effort: Moderate

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  • 1 Box Lunch
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gear Rental
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transport from and to Quito
  • Entrance to APU Mountain SPA wet area
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Alcoholic Drinks


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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