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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
cotopaxi volcano ecuador above the clouds

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Cloud forest horse riding tour

Prices per person 2021

  • Minimun 3 passengers
  • $550

Itinerary Map


  • DAY 1Ride 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 2Ride 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 3Ride 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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About this 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.
Tours dates


  • 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.

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