2 DAYS OR MORE
Ecuador-picture postcard around every corner
Riding into a verdant valley described by many guests as the most beautiful they have ever seen, we arrive at a small, secluded Hacienda to be met by a charming couple that delight in sharing their slice of heaven with us. This working ranch and part-time country inn has a herd of dairy cows and magnificent Andalusian horses.
DAY 1 | HIGHLANDS & HISTORY, INTRODUCTORY RIDE
Heading north-east from Quito, we cross the equator line and meet the horses. Once everyone is comfortable, we ride to a working ranch. As we ride along grassy tracks into this picturesque valley, meeting ladies in colourful local dress herding their animals along the way, time slows down,.
Overnight at small, family-run working hacienda
PL, D, (approx. 2-5 hours riding, 2 hours transfer from Quito)
FROM US$ 695
Accommodation (private bathrooms); all meals and water (from day 1 lunch to final day lunch), wine with lunch; English speaking guide & 2nd local guide; 2-4 riding days; horses & spare horses; grooms services; all necessary transfers/transport as per itinerary; all necessary local taxes, private reserve & national park entrance fees.
Appropriate medical insurance (mandatory), visa (as necessary), international or national airport taxes, laundry service, soft and alcoholic drinks (evenings/dinner), personal expenditure, tips, and all services not mentioned in the detailed description.
“There was something just so special about this Hacienda. Its charm coupled with the friendly, welcoming people made it an unforgettable experience. My wakeup call was the lovely sound of horses and cows right outside my window! The meals, prepared by the ladies dressed in their beautiful Andean clothing, were all made with delicious fresh ingredients grown on the farm. Walking through the Hacienda was like walking back in time, to a wonderful time - the portraits hung on the walls in the hallway and dining room all told a story.”
Carla, March 2020