Horseback Riding in Ecuador

Ecuador acquired its name from the equatorial line on which it is located. As the smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands, it is one of the most rewarding travel destinations in South America. The Andes cordillera crosses the country from north to south, formed by two mountain ranges with altitudes over 16,000 feet. Most of the riding takes place between 9,000 and 13,000 feet above sea level so we encourage you to arrive in Quito a day or two early to acclimate. Mainland Ecuador is the same time zone as Eastern USA.

Most of the population speak Spanish – little English is spoken except in some of the haciendas, hotels and larger shops.  Quichua is the Inca language spoken by the majority of the indigenous population.

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Hacienda to Hacienda- Ride in Ecuador

Hacienda to Hacienda Ride

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Ecuador’s stunning scenery, colorful culture, friendly local people and temperate climate combine to make it one of the most rewarding destinations in South America. The Hacienda to Hacienda Ride follows a stunning route through... Read more

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"The horses get an A+ for being nice, solid, nontemperamental mounts that were fantastically physically fit. I didn't see a single horse I would not have willingly ridden and been happy with. The entourage of helpers, both horse helpers and people helpers,"

Laura Exum

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