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Cloud forest horse riding tour

Mystical ride in the clouds!!!

This is a great short horse riding tour for intermediate riders, taking you to visit some of the wonderful Andean scenery surrounding the Machachi area including cloud forest at Corazon Volcano.

  • 3 days of horse riding through the spectacular Andes mountains
  • Enjoy time at historic Hacienda La Alegria, and surrounding area
  • Marvel at stunning views of "The Avenue of the volcanoes"
  • Ride through unspoiled primary cloud forest, a mega-diverse habitat
  • Learn ancestral knowledge of medicinal forest plants

Cloud forest horse riding tour


  • Minimun 3 passengers
  • $550


  • DAY 1 Ride La Alegria & surroundings - Ride in the hacienda arena to get acquainted with the horses + explore neighboring haciendas and mountains + visit the milking barn and aging cheese cave (Riding time 4 hours).
  • DAY 2 Ride to Corazon Volcano - Ride west towards Corazon up to 4,000 meters, then descent into the cloud forest + relax and tea time at Hacienda Bomboli (3,000 m) (Riding time 6 hours).
  • DAY 3 Ride from Cloud Forest up the Andes - Ride the historic old road that until 1960 connected Quito with the coast (Riding time 4 hours).


Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications


  • 3 days quality horseback riding in the Ecuadorian Andes with all the necessary equipment, including wool ponchos, rain ponchos and chaps, horse bag, and helmets.
  • 2 nights of accommodation on double/twin basis: one at Hacienda La Alegria, one in the cloud forest
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary, gourmet international and Ecuadorian food.
  • Lunch boxes on the second day ride, the first and third day are with lunch at the hacienda
  • Your choice of wool protected saddles. You may also bring your own equipment


  • Single supplement
  • Transport to and from Hacienda (Happy Gringo can quote a driver separately for this service if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

About Itinerary

  • This tour can run with a minimum of 3 riders.
  • Be prepared for all weather: periods of intense equatorial sun, followed by chilly Andes’ winds or rain.
  • You will spend time at altitudes exceeding 11,000 feet (3900m), so it is important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

What Our Clients Say

Charles Clark, USA

An incredible experience! I have ridden many places and never had such a well trained horse. The owner spent over an hour observing our riding skills in an arena in order to select the right horse for our riding skills. Best experience ever!

Vicky Smith, USA

We stayed here for one incredible night. The Hacienda is well laid out in the midst of a beautiful landscape. The accommodations and hospitality are first-class. And despite the rainy weather, our horseback ride went without a hitch. Highly recommend staying here. Truly remarkable experience.