Breathtaking equestrian vacations in Ecuador! Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Ancient Inca highways and Spanish colonial routes will lead you to pristine paramos (plateaus) and the dramatic Avenue of the Volcanoes. This equestrian vacation also provides a delightful cultural experience as you will mingle with Chagras cowboys, traditionally dressed farmworkers and open market vendors. You have a choice of either a lower (9,300 ft.) or higher (13,900 ft.) altitude trails.
The lower route leads you through pastoral valleys that have been dramatically carved by both glacial and volcanic activity. Here you will marvel at the beauty of a valley bathed in rivers and the ever-present wind of the paramo. At every corner is a picture postcard scene: hanging valleys, perfectly conical hills, wild flower covered grassy slopes, crater lakes and rocky summits.
The more challenging route ascends literally into the clouds where only silence and alpaca and llama herds surround you. Your trail skirts the towering snow-capped peaks of the highest volcanos in the world, the Cayambe and Cotopaxi. You will also have a choice of lodging: premier idyllic haciendas or comfortable mountain guesthouses. If you are looking for a memorable adventure, these rides are for you!
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