The Ecuadorian mountain range offers breathtaking views. One of the best ways you can enjoy Quito and its surroundings is horseback riding. There are several programs that include tours and horseback riding throughout the Andes, so you can delight yourself with tranquility, beautiful mountain vistas and snow capped volcanoes. Read on to learn about the top places in Quito for horseback riding.
Because the city surrounded by volcanoes, there are horse rides in many places where you are able to explore these grand volcanoes, including the famous Cotopaxi. The Cotopaxi National Park features horseback riding as one of its main activities to do at this park. The ride is suitable for everyone, including beginners. Some tours operators offer a 3 hours horse ride, which includes lunch surrounded by breathtaking views. Cotopaxi is a must during a Quito trip!
Cable Car and Horseback Tour
Another volcano that provides jaw dropping views of Quito is Pichincha. At this volcano was built a cable car, called TeleferiQo. As it is the best option to observe the entire city and the Andes mountain chain, it has many visitors every year. Once you get out of the cable car there are some activities to do including horseback ride, this is a perfect activity for the whole family. Traveling slowly up near to the peak of Pichincha Volcano, you’ll have the opportunity to take awesome shots, enjoy the outstanding views and you’ll have the chance to cool off with the cold breeze. Learn more about the TeleferiQo here.
Avenue of Volcanoes
At the South of Quito is the famous Ecuador’s “Avenue of the Volcanoes” that features seven peaks with more than 17,000 feet high, including Chimborazo, one of the highest mountains in the world. The perfect way to admire the amazing Andean scenery is taking a horse-riding tour. These are available for either two, four or six hours. This activity will take you through beautiful trails, that will help you connect with nature.
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