Horseback Riding and Cotopaxi National Park Private Tour


Here you 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 7:10 a.m. to go to "El Pedregal", located 60 km southeast from Quito, in between the Rumiñahui, Pasochoa, Sincholagua and Cotopaxi volcanoes! After an hour and a half driving, you'll arrive to a traditional hacienda of the region, and getting a "canelazo" as a welcome drink, you have the opportunity to wear typical costumes of the Ecuadorian Chagra, which will be very useful for your great shared adventure on horseback, that will last 2,5 unforgettable hours! After this great experience you say goodbye to your horse, in order to enter the National Park. Around 2:00 p.m., in the encounter with the Cotopaxi volcano (19,347 ft), you'll be surrounded by ancient dried lava flows, mountains, lakes, wild horses and ecosystems that surprisingly change while you gain elevation on the course! You will also see the exotic wildlife while you participate of the different activities offered on this exciting adventure! You will be back in your hotel of Quito approximately at 5:00 p.m.

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

This is one of our specialties! 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 cowboys. Take some personal challenges at Cotopaxi volcano, considered the second highest active volcano of the world!! Make your stay in Quito an unforgettable experience, of course protecting your family avoiding unnecessary crowds...!

What’s included?

  • Private transport

  • Certified naturalist English speaking guide

  • Box lunch

  • Native guide

  • Horseback Riding (Shared)

  • Safety equipment

  • Extra drinks

  • Extra expenses

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Tierra del Volcan

About operator:

Best Adventure tour operator in the Andes. We operate 3 haciendas or ranches, Hacienda El Porvenir, Hacienda El Tambo, El Cerotal, where you can experience the Andes at their maximum intensity. Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking & trekking, high ropes, mountaineering and more.

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