Our 3-day private horseback riding tour is the most impressive and memorable option to experience the famous Cotopaxi National Park. Your horseback riding tour can be booked fully flexible depending on time available and your riding ability. The tour begins with an instruction in a safe enclosure with the help of an experienced guide. This allows riders to gain confidence with their horse. Our horses are well – trained and ideal for great riders.
Our concept in Gulliver Expeditions is to make the tour as interactive as possible for you so that you will gain more knowledge about natural horsemanship and the country of Ecuador itself. This tour is highly recommended for nature lovers waiting to experience life in the open Andean mountains. The highlight of the tour is riding in the breathtaking Cotopaxi National Park with views on the Cotopaxi volcano. Besides the gorgeous vegetation of this park, you might spot wild horses, alpaca herds, condors Andean seagulls and many wild rabbits.
This tour covers 30 km (18 miles approximately) each day so it is therefore recommended to riders with experience.
After your arrival at the Hostería PapaGayo Cotopaxi you receive riding instructions from our experienced guide so you can get comfortable with the horses. The first day is spent riding through local farms towards the magnificent Boliche Recreational Area where you will be able to sightseen the Corazon Mountain, the Illinizas and Rumiñahui Volcanoes. We spend the night in the El Boliche cottages.
On the second day, we ride across the Rumiñahui Volcano and visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon in the flat lands of the Cotopaxi Volcano. We will be able to see flora, fauna and eco-systems found at high altitude. We will have the opportunity to see wild horses, llamas, eagles, condors and cattle, all of which roam freely within the park boundaries.
The second night is spent in the Tambopaxi Hostel.
We strongly recommend you rent chaps to protect your legs from either dirt or possible injuries. You can rent them for an extra price of $8 per day, please notify the staff of the Hosteria if you wish to rent them. We also supply helmets free of charge.
Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.