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Quilotoa Loop Ride

Quilotoa Loop Ride
Highlands Riding Tours Ecuador

As we ride through the Andes Mountains, you will experience a diversity of geographical landscapes and climates. Be prepared for a period of intense equatorial sun followed by chilly Andes’ wind—all within the space of a few hours. The locals say that the highlands experience all four seasons within the same day. We cross extensive farmland; with our sturdy and well-trained horses we climb to altitudes exceeding 11,000 feet (3900m) and ride down to hidden valleys, where we are able to experience the Andes mountains. For this ride we have the opportunity to ride at the Quilotoa crater lake area, this is a unique experience that is accomplish by the rugged terrain that is around the volcano terrain.

Indeed, you will come to appreciate the tradition and customs of the chagras’ abilities. In their goat-skin chaps and woolen ponchos, they welcome tourists and demonstrate their centuries-old tradition of herding cattle. The chagras’ skill on horseback and knowledge of the Andean paramo are legendary. Together with your horse and guide, you will experience the beauty of Ecuador like never before and create memories that will last a lifetime!

As an optional extra two day ride before the regular trip begins, we offer a ride through the narrow cloud forest paths, surrounded by literally thousands of plant and animal species. One can’t help but be amazed by the sheer biodiversity of this area.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Family Vacation

Meeting: Aloag
Airport: Quito
Transfer: Quito (airport, hotel, or bus stop)
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Quilotoa Loop Ride
    Tour Code: IT-ECRT11
    6 days / 5 nights ~$1,800.00
    Dates : Available all Year

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Basic
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2022 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (5 riding day... 4 /10 Reserve
    B 2022 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (6 riding day... 4 /10 Reserve
    C 2022 01/01 - 12/31 9d / 8n 9 day trip with Cloud Forest... 4 /10 Reserve
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    Rates | Dates
    Tack: North American style, English style, M...
    Horses: Mixed Criollo (native South American),...
    Pace: 4-5 hours of riding daily, moderate tr...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Quito
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