Hacienda La AlegriaMachachi, Ecuador
For unique horse riding experiences in the breathtaking mountains of Ecuador, look no further than Hacienda La Alegria.
This family-run horse and organic dairy farm offers comfortable and cozy accommodation with good food and a warm welcome. Nestled amidst the lush surrounding of the Machachi valley near Aloag, the house was built a century ago in Franco-Italian style and is charming in its own peculiar way.
But it is the horse riding that you really come here for. Whether just a two-day ride to the cloud forest, or a challenging 12-day ride around the highlands, overnighting at different haciendas on the way, this is an unparalleled equestrian experience.
Discover the highlands of Ecuador on horseback accompanied by professional horsemen and, typically, by Gabriel the owner himself. Ride above the clouds, get in touch with nature and see birds and wildlife, while experiencing traditional Ecuadorian hospitality. It is an experience to be treasured by all horse-lovers.