Horseback Riding and Cotopaxi National Park Private Tour

Outdoor Activities in Ecuador

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Ride a "criollo" horse at the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano, and learn all about the "Chagra" culture, with the best experienced local tour guides, and take some personal challenges at Cotopaxi volcano, considered the second highest active volcano of the world!! Make your stay in Quito an unforgettable experience!!
The “Chagra” culture is the product of miscegenation between the Andean indians and Spanish settlers. This mestizo culture was the one that contributed to the economic and social development of the countryside in the Sierra region, based on cattle breeding. Here you will have the opportunity to experience the joy, adrenaline and nostalgia that our chagras live day by day while they are working in the high mountains of the Andes. Your naturalist guide will pick you up at 07h00 to go to “El Pedregal”, located 60 kilometers southeast from Quito between the Rumiñahui, Pasochoa, Sincholagua and Cotopaxi volcanoes. After an hour and a half drive, we will arrive at a traditional hacienda of the region, and after getting a “canelazo” as a welcome drink, we will have the opportunity to wear typical costumes of the Ecuadorian Chagra, which are always helpful for our great horseback riding adventure, that will last two and a half hours! After this great experience we say good bye to our horses to enter the Cotopaxi National Park. Around 14h00, in the encounter with the Cotopaxi volcano (5.897 m), you will be surrounded by ancient lava flows, mountains, lakes, wild horses and ecosystems that surprisingly change while you go higher. You will also see the exotic wildlife while you participate of the different activities offered on this unforgettable adventure! We return back to your hotel at 17h00.

What’s included

  • Private transport
  • Certified naturalist English speaking guide
  • Mentioned itinerary and visits
  • Box lunch
  • Native guide
  • Horses
  • Safety equipment
  • Entrance fees

What’s not included

  • Extra drinks
  • Extra expenses
  • IVA (only Ecuadorians)
  • Not specified visits