HACIENDA LA ALEGRIA - Horseback riding in the highest trails of the Ecuador Andes!

HACIENDA LA ALEGRIA in Quito / Machachi / All Regions
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A fascinating and charming Hacienda that offers a unique experience that combines history, local "Chagra" culture and amazing landscapes.

Latin America > Ecuador > All Regions > Quito / Machachi

We begin our adventure at Hacienda La Alegria, which is a family run horse and organic dairy farm located in the heart of Ecuador’s magnificent,
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details
Traveling by plane:
Quito airport is the closest it is 1 hour away by car from La Alegria. We can arrange transportation for a fee. Or you can take a taxi or bus.

nearby /
on the property

Hiking, Mountain climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away


Other types of leisure activities:

Downtown Quito is worth visiting, we can arrange tours upon request. We can also provide information on tours to the Galapagos Islands.
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Cattle Ranch, Farm, B & B for Horsemen
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

A fascinating and charming Hacienda that offers a unique experience that combines history, local "Chagra" culture and amazing landscapes.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Round pen
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

Most of the riding is done in bridle-paths, country roads and open fields in the Andes skirts on unique trails that offer stuning views of active volcanoes, cloud forest and paramo.

More details of the property

Working dairy hacienda run by a family that offers a safe horse riding experience. Great for beginners and experienced riders. Wonderful family holidays in contact with nature.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders

    Additional Animals on the property

    10 llamas
    100+ cattle
    30+ Criollo horses

    Other offers and explanations

    Hiking to the cloud forest. Chagra (Ecuador Andes cowboys) culture and skills demonstration. Be part of daily farm activities such as milking, feeding and taking cattle to the pastures.
    Horses available in our riding program
    Number of Horses:
    in all >20 Horses are available.
    Kind of Horses:
    For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up
    Riding (trained for / saddle):
    English / Classic, Western, For guided Trail Rides
    More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
    La Alegria has bred horses for 30+ years. Our breed is mixed criollos with thoroughbred and arab resulting in a near perfect combination of touhness, agility, calm temperament & mountain sense.
    Riding program
    • with horses for rent
    • Guided Trail Rides
    • by the hour rides
    • All-day Rides
    • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
    • Weekend Rides
    • Short Week 3-5 days
    • 5-8 days
    • 9-14 days
    • Trailrides on request
    • Horse Trekking with different Stations
    • Horse Trekking with solid Station
    • Cattle Drive
    Minimum age for Trail Rides:
    age 6 & up
    Riding experience:
    No restriction
    Demand on rider:
    little demands
    Big/Heavy Riders:
    max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
    Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
    Can tailor rides depending on riding experience and number of days. Rides may include Cotopaxi, Corazon, Ruminahui, Quilindana and Chalupas mountains and overnights in various locations. Tack options.

    Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes
    General information of the Training:
    Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
    Riding Lessons for:
    For Beginners
    Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
    age 4 & up
    Training qualifications:
    Our guides and teachers are experienced riders that will teach basic principles of good horsemanship from the ground to the saddle.
    Riding Classes / Lessons
    English / Classic Riding, Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Trekking
    Special Classes
    We offer riding lessons for beginners and volting specially for children. We ride in the closed arena before any trail ride to ensure riders comfort with the horses.
    Guest lodgings

    Charming Hacienda with cozy and spacious rooms!

    5 Single / double room(s) :
    Standard room: queen size bed or 2 single beds, chair, closet, luggage rack, private bathroom. Free wifi.
    Deluxe room: King or queen size bed on request, plus one double bed, desk, chair, closet, two luggage racks, private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi.
    Buffet breakfast included. Single room supplement 20%. Price per person
    2 Multi-bedded room(s):
    Suite: king-size bed (plus a double sofa bed available), closet, living room with desk, sofa and 2 armchairs, luggage racks, coffee pot, balcony with coffee table and 2 chairs. Free wifi
    Buffet breakfast included. $125 per person. Single room supplement 20%. 12% VAT is not included. Children up to 12 years: 30% of the price in the parents' room. Infants up to 5 years: free stay.
    Amenities - special features:
    Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
    Kind of Catering:
    • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
    • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
    • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
    • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
    • Wholesome food
    More information of the Catering:
    International cusine, delicious Ecuadorian meals. Hearty meals and great lunches or snacks for the rides. Vegeterian meals upon request.
    General information of the accommodation
    Special features:
    Phone, Internet-/ E-mail service
    More information of the accommodation:
    The beautiful house built in 1911 with thick adobe walls and decorated with original wall papers is surrounded of gorgeous gardens and stunning view of the Volcano Avenue.

    Rates and contact

    Rates of the accommodation

    Rates of the single / double bedroom:
    from: 65,00 Dollar / Day
    to: 75,00 Dollar / Day
    First name:
    Last name:
    + 593   99980 2526

    You can contact us with the following languages:
    English, Spanish

    E-Mail address: Inquiry

    Zip/Postal Code: 000
    Street: Alonso Torres N4302 y Carvajal
    Country: Ecuador -- All Regions -- Quito / Machachi
    Phone: + 593   99980 2526