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Cotopaxi Horseback Riding Tour from Quito

Cotopaxi Horseback Riding Tour from Quito

From US$ 260 per person

Join a horseback riding tour in the Andes that's suitable for all skill levels. Travel to Cotopaxi National Park, admiring stunning mountain views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel in Quito's Urban Zone is provided. This pickup 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 hotel is located outside of Quito's urban zone.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore the stunning landscapes of the Andes and Cotopaxi National Park on horseback
  • Ride a horse on a trail suitable for beginners as well as experts
  • Enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch at a local hacienda
Full description
The tour begins with early morning pickup from your Quito hotel (Urban zone). After arrival at the ranch, be paired with a suitable horse, mount up, and spend some time learning the basic controls.  Once you feel comfortable, set out on a 2 or 3.5 hour trail ride in the Andes Mountains. Return to the ranch, at around 1:00 PM and enjoy lunch before heading back to Quito. Both beginners and experienced riders will enjoy this activity that provides the opportunity to appreciate the stunning landscapes of the national park.
  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Local lunch
  • Transportation from and to Quito Urban Zone hotels
  • Guided ride on healthy, strong horses (for riders of all ability levels)
  • Helmet
  • Tea or coffee at the hacienda
  • Optional tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • There is a maximum rider weight limit of 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms)
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather, regulations, notifications, or unpredictable circumstances
  • The national park does not allow photo stops during the ride to the hacienda. If you would like to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi refugio and make photo stops, it is obligatory to rent the services of a local guide (40 USD)
  • Pickup and drop-off is available from Quito hotels located in the Quito urban zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. An extra charge of $40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver
  • You will need current travel insurance including personal medical insurance
  • Be aware of food safety when traveling to tropical countries and take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning
  • The climate at 4,000m can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow
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February 26, 2019

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