This thrilling three-hour journey will get you up close and personal with some of the most unique landscapes in Cotopaxi National Park.
Horse Tours in Cotopaxi National Park
Horseback riding tours in Cotopaxi Ecuador
Horse tours in the Andes of Ecuador
Enjoy the amazing scenary of Cotopaxi National Park on a horse
COTOPAXI HORSE TOURS
Tailored tours in the Ecuadorian Andes
Horse Tours in Cotopaxi National Park
This thrilling three-hour journey will get you up close and personal with some of the most unique landscapes in Cotopaxi National Park.
Horseback riding tours in Cotopaxi Ecuador
Horse tours in the Andes of Ecuador
Enjoy the amazing scenary of Cotopaxi National Park on a horse
A fabulous half day excursion provides an unforgettable tour around the surrounding areas of the Cotopaxi National Park.
Cotopaxi Half Day Tour

A fabulous half day excursion provides an unforgettable tour around the surrounding areas of the Cotopaxi National Park.
Our beautiful trails provide a variety of mountain views from the unique paramo forests to panoramic settings overlooking 5 stunning volcanoes in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes.
From the back of your horse you will see a different view up the Cotopaxi Valley and the beautiful volcanoes around like Ruminahui, Sincholagua, Pasochoa and in the horizon the beauty of Corazon, Atacazo and Pichincha Volcanoes.

PHOTO STORY OF THE TOUR

Our knowledgeable guides will share information about the region and the diverse flora and fauna, as well as entertaining you with tales of their ancestors. Of course at all times our riders comfort and safety is a top priority. Along the trail you may see wild horses, northern crested cara cara, condors, deers, foxes, many species of birds, wildflowers, mushrooms, crystal clear creeks, rivers that descend from the glaciers of Cotopaxi Volcano and spectacular groves.
Whether you are a seasoned rider or a curious beginner, we look forward to sharing our love for this land and our horses with you. This is definitely a trip you will want to bring your camera for.

  • 9AM / 2PM
  • 3 hours
  • Departure time
  • Program length

Key Information

  • Duration: 3h
  • Start Location El Pedregal
  • Rider weight limit: 100 kg
  • Horse height: 14.5 to 16 hands
  • Horse Breed: Mixed Criollo (native South American) and Arabian stock


What Includes
  • Horse
  • Guide
  • Gear
  • Tea
  • Riding helmet (compulsory)

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What to wear

  • Comfortable, full-length trousers
  • Riding boots or sturdy shoes with a low heel
  • Extra pair of thick socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes and gloves
  • Clothing with a zip-up pocket (or a neck/belt strap for your camera).

Important information

For the health and wellbeing of our horses, we have a strict rider weight limit of 100 kilograms or 220 lbs Strictly one rider per horse. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 100% charge.

Disclaimer

Cotopaxi Horse Tours reserves the right to amend or cancel any trip or booking due to adverse weather conditions. Your safety is paramount and we take every step to ensure a comfortable and safe ride. However, please be aware that there is an element of risk with horse riding.

FROM QUITO (map directions)
By car: Approximately 1 hour and 45 Minutes south of Quito. From Quito head south along the Pan-American highway (E35) until Machachi. Then from there we are about another 25 kms on the way to El Pedregal, which is the northeast entrance of Cotopaxi National Park.
By Bus: If you do not have your own transportation, we recommend you take a bus that goes to Ambato or to the south of the country and stop in Machachi. From Machachi you can get a pick up truck going in the direction of El Pedregal until you reach the northeast entrance of Cotopaxi National Park where we are located. The ride in truck is approximately 25 kms.
FROM BANOS (map directions)
By car: We are approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes north of Banos. From Banos take the E30 north to Ambato and from there take the Pan-American highway (E35) north in the direction of Quito until you reach Machachi. Then from there we are about another 25 kms in the direction of El Pedregal, which is the northeast entrance of Cotopaxi National Park.
By Bus: If you do not have your own transportation, we recommend you take a bus that goes to Quito and stop in Machachi. From Machachi you can get a pick up truck going in the direction of El Pedregal until you reach the northeast entrance of Cotopaxi National Park where we are located. The ride in truck is approximately 25 kms.