Horseback Riding at Cotopaxi Volcano

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon7 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Saddle up for a thrilling horseback riding experience in the Cotopaxi National Park and enjoy spectacular views of the Andes Mountains. This private full-day tour from Quito includes a horseback adventure, plus hotel pickup and round-trip transport (extra cost for hotels outside the Urban Zone,) and is suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners.
  • Full-day private horseback riding tour from Quito
  • Explore the Cotopaxi National Park on a thrilling horseback ride
  • No experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

Professional English speaking guide/driver
Transportation from and to Quito (urban zone)
Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
Tea or coffee
Local lunch
Optional tips for guide

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your Quito hotel (Urban Zone) and an around 1.5-hour drive into the Cotopaxi National Park. Arrive at the ranch and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as your instructor takes you through the safety briefing.

After being paired with a suitable horse, mount up and spend some time learning the basic controls. Once you feel comfortable, set out on a trail ride in the Andes mountains, riding through the foothills of the mighty Cotopaxi Volcano. Rides are tailored to the level of your group so beginner riders can soak up the scenery at a steady pace, while more experienced riders will have chance to trot or gallop across the mountain plains.

After returning to the ranch, you’ll have chance to enjoy lunch (optional; extra cost) before heading back to the city. Back in Quito, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán
Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your Quito hotel (Urban Zone). After your arrival at the ranch, you will be paired with a suitable horse, mount up and spend some time learning the basic controls. Once you feel comfortable, you will set out on a trail ride in the Andes mountains. You have the option of choosing between a 2 or 3.5 hour ride. After returning to the ranch, at around 13:00, you’ll enjoy lunch before heading back to Quito.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Since we will ride in the mountains where the trails could be steep and where there is less oxygen lead us to put a maximum on rider weights of 220 pounds.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes (no flipflops or other type of open shoes), water, sun block, sunglasses and your passport.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications, unpredictable circumstances
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: pick up location, Whatsapp phone number (in case you use it)
  • For all guests we need: passport numbers, date of birth, nationality, food restrictions, medical restrictions.
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park, for example to visit Limpiopungo, the Cotopaxi refugio or if you would like to stop underway to take pictures it is obligatory to rent the services of a local guide. Costs are 40 USD.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

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