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Alegria Farm

Hacienda La Alegria, Quito 170351, Ecuador
830-443-4522
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Ranked #15 of 79 Activities in Quito
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Owner description: Built in 1911, historic Hacienda and 135-hectare Alegria Farm are in the verdant heart of the Avenida de los Volcanoes. These beautiful pasturelands are home to more than 200 cows and calves, 48 horses and foals, dozens of llamas and alpacas, and more. It’s the perfect place to learn about hacienda life, which includes milking cows, riding horses, animal care, and taking carriage and hay rides. Visit us for a few hours or a day.
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De Pinte, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a fantastic time during the Vulcano Ride a few weeks ago! We wish to thank Gabriel for the very good organisation of this horse trail. He, Rodrigo and the driver did a fantastic job, sometimes in difficult situations. We enjoyed the sceneries, the horses, the warm ponchos, the pick nicks, the accommodations, the meals, etc... We certainly will... More

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Santiago, Chile
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We sadly didnt meet the owner as he was away on a 6 day horse trek, however we were blessed to be taken great care of by Mauricio. What a warm, friendly, fabulous fellow. Our 2 days, a 5 hour horse ride that was breathe taking and every minute we had were just peaceful tranquil and like being in our... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

To begin with, we love to stay at family run places. This hacienda is a generations-old family dairy farm and horse ranch. There is nothing corporate about it. Gabriel and Patty eat with their guests, pure home cooking. They speak very good English, share their personal history, discuss the land, the soil, the horses. We felt like family friends. The... More

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Is a pleasure to have you at the Hacienda dear Steve many thanks for your nice comment, yes we are at the same altitude as Quito, the afternoon can be windy in some days, the windy assure to get very fresh and pure air from the cloud forest, also we have 2 fireplaces at the living rooms plus 4 fire... More

Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nothing corporate about this rustic family dairy farm and horse ranch turned guest house. The owners are some of the friendliest people we met in our tour of friendly Ecuador. The setting is strictly bucolic, and entirely beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, the food is all home cooking. The horses are quality, and very well trained. At 9000 feet elevation,... More

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Steve I am so happy about cavalleria rusticana, lovely music to make a description about our hacienda, I will record and use for my guests. Gabriel More

Danville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We came to Quito on a family vacation and decided to visit this wonderful place... Mr. Gabriel was a great host - he spent ample time instructing my husband, son, daughter, and I how to ride horses. It was such a wonderful experience - we enjoyed every bit of the time we spent here. Mr. Gabriel and his wife, Patty,... More

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Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

While staying at La Alegria we took our first horse ride. Although we had never riden horseback, we were quickly given the basics of riding and introduced to some wonderful horses. We took about a 3 hour ride through the beautiful country side with stunning views of the nearby mountains. Our horses were calm and gentle and we felt at... More

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Washington DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A day in La Alegria won't ever be forgotten, the family who owns and runs this gorgeous hacienda makes you feel like old time friends in a few hours. You won't regret spending a day or a week here. Picture a gorgeous property (we did not stay overnight but we will come back one day to sleep) in a gorgeous... More

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ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I liked the homely feel of the accommodation and the owners. If you are worried about animals this would be a good place to stay to ease your fears. I was scared of horses yet I rode horseback every day. The horses were so calm and intelligent. I enjoyed the flexibility of mealtimes to suit the guests. The gardens are... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I rode recently at La Alegria whilst on a Volunteering trip to Quito, and thoroughly enjoyed both the riding and my stay at Gabriel and Paty's lovely Hacienda. I returned to go on the 2 day ride to the Cloud Forest, which comes back through the high Paramo, and had the added pleasure of being shown round Oswaldo's orchid garden... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent a wonderful day with Maurizio at Alegria Farm. He took my husband and I on a 3 hour horse ride up into the mountains followed by a delicious meal and tour of the farm. We got to see the horses, llamas, and cows at milking time. The farm is beautiful and the views along the trail were spectacular.... More

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