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Transport from Quito to the Green Horse Ranch, inside the National Reserve Pululahua , about 40 miles north from Quito. Already the jeep-ride is a true experience that offers outstanding picture-stops. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge bio-diversity. While circling the inner cone, we witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture.
Riding time about 4 hours. Lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains. Optional photo-stop at the Ecuadorian monument Mitad del Mundo. Transport back to Quito.
Transport from Quito to the Green Horse Ranch inside the National Reserve Pululahua, about 40 miles north from Quito. Optional photo-stop at the Ecuadorian Monument Mitad del Mundo. Robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater with its constantly changing sceneries and huge bio-diversity. 6-km diameter make it the biggest volcanic crater on the American continent, and it is also one of only two inhabited craters world-wide. Riding time on the first day about 4 hours, on the second day about 5 hours.
These rides will take us from areas of traditional Andean agriculture to lush tropical vegetation, passing by eroded volcanic avalanches blooming with wild orchids, cloud forests, deep gorges and clear mountain streams. We will also find prehistoric ruins and interesting geological formations along our way. We get a good impression of the present and past of the country life in Ecuador, of its geology and botany. But most of all we’ll discover the pleasure to explore healthy nature on horseback!
Delicious food and accommodation in comfortable, art-style country Inn in the mystical surroundings of the crater walls.