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Roses & Horseback Riding (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito) provided by Ecuador Local Guide

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Roses & Horseback Riding (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Are you looking for a day trip close by Quito? Do you have a stopover at Quito´s airport for few hours and you don´t know what to do? Experience the beauty of Pifo area located just 50 minutes from Quito or 25 from the main airport. This visit allows to visit a rosefarm and enjoy a unique experience on a horse. Explore arcaded pathways, hidden places with great views of some volcanoes surrounding Quito area. As you ride, you will learn a bit of Ecuadorian roses and highlands areas. Highlights: - Visit a rose farm - Ride a horse 1-2 hours  - Taste local lunch - Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
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    Stop: 4 hours
    Departure from Quito to Pifo area which is located a few minutes outside of Quito and lays an incredible hidden treasure: a local rose farm based at the highlands that offer much to learn about growing Ecuadorian roses that with combination of high altitude; twelve hours of sunshine; cold nights; and using organic soils and compost helps to harvest strong and tall flowers all year. Later on, the highlands offers horseback riding for spirited travelers who seek special travel experiences, therefore it´s time to ride along secondary route with great view of some volcanoes such as Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Illinizas, Cotacachi, during this site we will make a short stop at the view point just to admire the beauty surroundings. Afterwards going on riding through a small town where the local lunch will be served at Colibrí Garden, a cozy house where their hosts grow some vegetables at their own small organic garden to prepare local food for the guests. At Colibrí Garden some hummingbirds can be appreciated such as; Sparkling Violetear, Black-Tailed Trainbearer, Tyrian Metaltail, Sapphire-Vented Puffleg, Sword-Billed and other small tiny birds such as Black Flowerpiercer, Rufus Collared Sparrow and Golden Grosbeak. Afternoon driver back to Quito or just advise us to be dropped off at Papallacta or Quito´s airport in order to catch your next flight.
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Important Information
6–7 hours
  • Private transportation
  • English local guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Local lunch menu
  • Horses
  • Entrance fee to the rosefarm
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A small amount of walking is involve
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Ecuador Local Guide
Excellent professional guide!
Cristian is a very professional and responsible guide. I highly recommend his services! He answered all our questi
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Ecuador & Galapagos FUN!
Great experience and great tour guides!! So much fun for the entire group. Can’t wait to go back sometime soon :)
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Highly recommend
We booked multiple services and our experience with both drivers was similar in that they both offered to open to d
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Great day with Cristian. Private tour.
We had Cristian as our guide and he was fantastic! He drove us to several sights then to the market which was a hig
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Mindo Experience
I enjoyed photographing the numerous hummingbirds. Very colorful. Also learning how chocolate was made was intere
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Ecuador Senior trip- Amazing Local Tour Guide
I went on a senior trip to Ecuador and it was an amazing trip thanks to our local guide, Cristian Umaquinga. When p
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Trip of our lifetime...
I don’t like to exaggerate, but this trip was by far the best one we ever did. I was mostly because of Cristian, an
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The best Local tour guide and transfer service.
Cristian Umaquinga was our local guide from Ecuador. Initially my friends and I requested his service for airport t
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Ecuador - Local Guide Referral
I recently was on a trip to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. It was an amazing trip, one which I will che
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Quito - Mindo Honeymoon
Ecuador Local Guide was wonderful! We went to Ecuador for our honeymoon and loved it. It was our first time, not ju
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PHS Voyage of the Panthers
Cristian Umaquinga is the best guide ever! I brought a group of students from Kansas City Missouri USA and Cristia
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Well worth the price
If you can afford the private tour, well worth doing. The market is amazing and a visit to the local weaving factor
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1000% Recommend Cristian!!!
In December 2019, I traveled to Ecuador with my college. It was a small group of 10 students and 2 professors. Cris
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The grounds are beautiful and the different pools are so relaxing. Spending the day at the spa is so affordable, hi
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As Advertised
The driver was exactly where & when he was supposed to be. Signage for riders was easy to see & read. While the d
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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