Cotopaxi Horse Riding & National Park Tour

From $150 per person

A fabulous day out for horse-lovers, all levels of experience welcome. Enjoy a stunning horse-ride through the paramos of the Andes with the back drop of the beautiful Cotopaxi & Rumiñahui Volcano, later visit the Cotopaxi National Park.

  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Tour Duration: 8 hours
  • Highlights: Horse riding activity, Cotopaxi Volcano, Rumiñahui Volcano, Limpiopungo Lake
Group of riders on horseback with chaps and ponchos crossing a fenced field with the Ecuadorian Andes behind


This morning we travel south to the Cotopaxi region. On arrival in the local hacienda we are kitted out in chaps, ponchos and helmets before getting acquainted with our horses.

Our 2-hour horse ride through the beautiful & stark paramo scenery takes us onto the foothills of the Rumiñahui Volcano, with panoramic views of Cotopoaxi, Pasochoa & Sincholagua Volcanos. This activity is suitable for beginners.

Lunch can be enjoyed in a local mountain lodge (not included).

After lunch we can continue on to the Cotopaxi National Park where we can undertake an easy one-hour walk around the Limpiopungo Lake in the ever-present shadow of one of the world’s highest active volcanoes – the perfectly cone shaped, snow-capped Cotopaxi.

As well as the immense and interesting geological features created by the volcano’s past eruptions, we are on the look-out for paramo wildlife including wild ponies, white tailed deer, Andean fox and the endangered Andean Condor.


Prices 2024

2 people
$222 p/p
3 - 4 people
$172 p/p
5 - 6 people
$150 p/p

Price includes:

Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist hiking guide, horse riding activity.

Not included:
Lunch, tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

Getting ready for the Cotopaxi horse ride
Horse riding activity in Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi Horse Riding
Horse riding route towards the Ruminhaui Volcano
Cotopaxi horse riding activity
Limpiopungo Lake Boardwalk Trail
Limpiopungo Lake & Cotopaxi Volcano
Andean Condor, Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi Volcano