Ecuador is a country with a large number of reserves and national parks. Indeed, Ecuador greatest summits (Chimborazo, Cotopaxi or Antisana) have a National Protected park in their name in order to preserve the local fauna and flora.
This offers you grandiose possibilities to make trekking, hikes or horseback riding. These horse rides will be ideal for discovering the different nature reserves in an adventurous and ecological way. In the heart of nature on a saddle for a discovery with your maned companions.
Where to go horseback riding in Ecuador?
Located near Cotopaxi National Park the Hacienda Los Mortiños offers several different routes from the hacienda.
- The first is a 1-to-2-hour hike, going to the Rumiñahui volcano.
- Cotopaxi park visit and return -via the Rumiñahui volcano- (3 to 5 hours)
- Crossing the Cotopaxi National park, climb to the first Sincholagua heights, meeting with the park Chagras. (more than 6 hours)
- Crossing Cotopaxi Park, ascending the first Pasochoa slopes, with the chance to see the great Andean condor and other birds.
Hacienda Zuleta is located in the Otavalo region, just between the Cayambe and Imbabura volcanoes. A haven of tranquillity where horseback riding and many other activities are offered.
You will have a choice of 15 different routes for your horseback ride.
- 1-to-2-hour ride
- Half day ride (3-4 hours)
- Hike Day to discover as much as possible the Hacienda Zuleta surroundings. The picnic is provided by the hacienda.
Tambopaxi hacienda is the only hacienda located in the heart of the Cotopaxi National Park. For your activities, especially horse riding, you will be directly in what is one of the most beautiful parks in Ecuador.
You will have several routes available to discover the Cotopaxi Park as much as possible.
- You will leave the hacienda towards the archaeological site of Pucará del Salitre. (2 hours)
- The site of Pactajucho which are the sacred “thermal baths” of the Incas. (2h30)
- Hike to the lagoon of Santo Domingo. (6 hours)
- Visit to the Hummingbird Cave (3 hours)
- Sincholagua Volcano (8 hours)
- Rumiñahui Volcano (4 hours)