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Horseback Riding in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains (Video)

ecuador horse ridingAfter exploring the Galapagos, many travelers choose to extend their vacation by taking a mainland Ecuador tour.

A great way to do that is by taking a quick trip to Cuenca – a small city in the Andes mountains.

One of the excursions our guests take while in Cuenca is to a local horse riding center.

The facility is located high in the Andes and has miles of mountain trails to explore. Take a short (30 minute) trip or go for hours. Sebastian, the head trainer, is an expert rider and instructor.

Learn more about The Essence of Ecuador tour package – where you can experience this excursion.

horseback riding ecuador

The horse riding center (Centro Ecuestre Bellavista) is located on a functioning dairy farm just a few minutes outside of the city. The original homestead is a 300 year-old adobe house.

After riding, you’ll be served a hot traditional meal at the huge dining room table by the trainers grandmother.

adobe homestead ecuador

Horseback Riding in Ecuador

Learn more about The Essence of Ecuador tour package – where you can experience this excursion.

Have you explored the Andes on horseback? Would you like to? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Jerry Marble February 11, 2014, 1:54 PM

    We live in Cuenca (Ricaurte) and are interested in the equestrian center. Could we schedule a ride for the two of us? Maybe on Saturday February 15? Please send details.

    Jerry Marble

    • Lisa Cho February 16, 2014, 6:34 PM

      Hi Jerry,
      Apologies for the delay, I write the travel blog but don’t handle reservations. Please contact to schedule a ride.


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