Horseback riding in Ecuador - Andes & Cloud Forest

Machachi, Ecuador

Mira Ahlert
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May 21 - 23, 2018
Group size: 2 - 3
Horseback riding in Ecuador - Andes & Cloud Forest
Machachi, Ecuador

Mira Ahlert
  • Email address verified

May 21 - 23, 2018
Group size: 2 - 3

About this trip

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure ride? Our 3-day horseback riding tour into the breathtaking Bomboli Cloud Forest is the ideal way of experiencing the Ecuadorian Andes and the mystical cloud  forest at the same time. From wide open fields to small trails in the deepest nature – get ready to escape from reality and enjoy this adventure ride. Our horses are well-trained with the basics of natural horsemanship, this makes the ride safer & them even better adventure partners for you! This tour covers apprx. 70km (44 miles) in total while leading through mountain and forest terrain, it is very recommended to experienced riders.

Let’s make amazing new memories!


The client's weight limit is 170lbs, our horses are strong but on a long mountain trek this is the maximum capacity. 


Please ensure that you are in good health condition, we will be riding in altitude (highest elevation is 11.400ft) and on the last two days we will be apprx. 5 hours on the horse. 

Necessary Equipment

o Riding/Hiking boots (if possible waterproof)

o Rain gear

o Warm clothing (layers are recommended)

o Gloves, hat/beanie

o Camera

o Sunscreen / sunglasses

o Warm sleeping clothes

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Hosteria PapaGayo Cotopaxi, Hacienda Bomboli (Both standard double rooms)
  • Food
    Day 1: Lunch & Dinner ; Day 2: Breakfast, Lunchbox & Dinner ; Day 3: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Experienced Horseguide
    Our tours are having a high security standard, therefore the guide is very experienced and knowledged about the horses and the route
  • Horse
    Each client will get their own horse - our horses are strong and well trained with the basics of natural horsemanship, this makes it safe & very enjoyable for every rider
  • First Day Class
    On the first day will be an instruction class for getting to know your horse better
  • Equipment
    All the equipment of the horse and a safety helmet
  • 24/7 Contact
    We take great care of our clients - you will have a 24/7 contact for any problems or questions
  • International Flights
    Flights to and from Ecuador
  • Transfers
    We are located right outside of Machachi (45mins south of Quito), transfer can additionally be arranged from us
  • Travel Insurance
    Every client needs to have a travel insurance
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Extra ponchos
    We offer wool and rain ponchos for an additional cost of $15


Day 1
Welcome to the Andes: Introductions & short ride

Introduction: We will start with an introduction about all the basics of the biology of horses, their natural behavior and natural horsemanship, our base method to work and live with our horses. Then you will be introduced to your horse and will get to know its personality, check the equipment and get to know riding it in our field. This allows you to gain confidence before starting the first short trek.

Trek:The first trek will be basically to warm up with your horse and get to know some local villages and beautiful mountain views. We will ride towards the Corazon volcano and on a clear day you will have stunning views onto the Cotopaxi volcano. Around 2pm we will be back in the Hosteria PapaGayo so you can enjoy a delicious lunch. The rest of the afternoon you have free time to either take a walk, rent a bike or just relax in front of our cozy fireplace. At night you will enjoy a great dinner.

Your Organizer

Mira Ahlert
Hello, nice to meet you! My name is Mira, I am a happy and active being, adventureous & a passionate horse person. I am taking people from all over the world on tours through the stunning landscapes of Ecuador & also do coaching with horses. Everyday I practice Yoga, I eat lots of fresh and natural foods and my friends and family are a great part of my life. I believe in each person being beautiful and love meeting new people. I am very enthusiastic and bold, my goal is to inspire and give even only a smile. Maybe we will meet soon - wishing you all the best on your journey!