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Horseback Riding - Horseback Riding Chugchilán - Ecuador

The landscape around Chugchilán is fascinatingly diverse, and great for exploring by horse. The relatively small region is home to the Paramo highlands, vast expanses of Andean farmland, the lowland riverbed of the Río Toachi, and both primary and secondary cloud forests. Within just a few hours, you can experience several dramatically different terrains and climate zones, visit a highland cheese factory and stick your toes into one of several nearby waterfalls. Rides costs between $15-25, including the guide. Either ask at your hostel, or, if you prefer to spread your money around the community a little more, find the tiny sign advertising horse-riding (on your left as you walk down the hill from the square, before you get to Mama Hilda), and follow the small path up to a one-storey house where horse-back riding guide Humberto Ortega lives. Humberto (Tel: 081-881-820/270-8078) runs a number of horse-riding tours, including down into the Quilotoa crater lake. He can accommodate from 1-20 people.

Chugchilán, Ecuador

Horseback Riding

By Caroline Bennett
exploring, laughing, wanderlust, strangers. 120 film, making art, cyanotypes, vintage. scotch on the rocks & coffee, black. the unknown. the sound of...
12 Sep 2012

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