Horseback Riding in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains (Video)

Cuenca, Ecuador Side-trips, Videos

After exploring the Galapagos, many travelers choose to extend their vacation by taking a mainland Ecuador tour.

A great way to do that is by taking a quick trip to Cuenca – a small city in the Andes mountains.

One of the excursions our guests take while in Cuenca is to a local horse riding center.

The facility is located high in the Andes and has miles of mountain trails to explore. Take a short (30 minute) trip or go for hours. Sebastian, the head trainer, is an expert rider and instructor.

The horse riding center (Centro Ecuestre Bellavista) is located on a functioning dairy farm just a few minutes outside of the city. The original homestead is a 300 year-old adobe house.

After riding, you’ll be served a hot traditional meal at the huge dining room table by the trainers grandmother.

Horseback Riding in Ecuador

Have you explored the Andes on horseback? Would you like to? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Meet the Author

Hernan is the General Manager of Flipper's Hotel Galapagos – a Galapagos hotel and touring company.

2 comments… add one
  • Jerry Marble Feb 11, 2014, 1:54 pm

    We live in Cuenca (Ricaurte) and are interested in the equestrian center. Could we schedule a ride for the two of us? Maybe on Saturday February 15? Please send details.

    Jerry Marble

    • Lisa Cho Feb 16, 2014, 6:34 pm

      Hi Jerry,
      Apologies for the delay, I write the travel blog but don’t handle reservations. Please contact to schedule a ride.

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