We had a 7 day ride through the magnificent scenery of the Cotopaxi National Park in a group of 6, staying in a range of different haciendas. Horses were reliable, incredibly sure-footed, well schooled and good natured. Our guides, Sally, Cesar and Xavier were all professional, friendly and had a good knowledge of the area and the horses. The supporting staff Fiona, Kristian and Karen cared for the horses and transported our luggage efficiently and were also very friendly and helpful.
We were lucky to see condors several times. Picnic lunches were fun and the food good, as was the food in all the haciendas. The whole trip wasn't for beginners by any stretch (our day 2 "adventure" in the bad weather is something we will talk about for years to come), but for experienced riders it was an exciting, challenging and brilliant trip. The equipment provided (wool ponchos, waterproofs, saddlebags) was all good quality and helped make the ride more comfortable - surpassed only by the sheepskin saddle covers without which we may have walked less easily after the long rides!
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