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Horseback Riding - Imbabura Province and Otavalo

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Horse Riding  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We pick you up at the hotel and drive northwards to the Imbabura province home of one of the oldest ancient Indian tribes (OtavaleƱos). Our destination is Pinsaqui, a fantastic old hacienda, where our horses are waiting for our first ride in the valley. We are going to pass through beautiful Indian villages where we can see the Indian people wearing their traditional costumes. We will enjoy unforgettable sights of the Andean mountains and active volcanoes, together with discovering the typical vegetation of these valleys, such as agaves, bromeliads, pine trees and eucalyptus forests. At the end of the afternoon we return to the Hacienda.

Day 2: Today we go early in the morning to Otavalo Indian market. This is the most popular and famous market in South America, noted for its exhibition of handicrafts and the local culture. We spend about one hour here, to enable you to shop or just walk around trying to get some interesting photographs of the people. After we have enjoyed negotiating prices with the locals, we will depart to get on our horses and start another adventure with them; discovering people from a different community and the lake of San Pablo, riding at the foot of the Imbabura volcano. In the afternoon we go to Hacienda Cusin, a very old hacienda near the lake which was built in 1602.

Day 3: After having a good rest at the hacienda, we are ready to get on our saddles and start another day on horseback. We head up towards the Imbabura volcano, passing through beautiful eucalyptus forests until we reach` an altitude above 3.000 meters. We will enjoy wonderful views of the patch fields and local people engaged in their production of potatoes, corn and wheat. We return to our hacienda before driving back to Quito.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.