Cotopaxi Hike & Horse

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From $160.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 24 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What better way to experience the beautiful nature around Cuenca than from the back of a horse?! Ride through the incredible Andes scenery of the Cotopaxi National Park. Take a hike up to volcano surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Andes and learn more about the flora, geology and rich history of the area.

What's Included

24/7 support from our team.

Guide (English and Spanish speaking)

Horse Riding equipment

Horseback riding


Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Quito

Private transportation during the whole day.

What's Not Included

Mandatory Travel Insurance

Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

Optional activities

Personal Expenses

Tips for guides

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Best Day trip ever
Coastal10166111417, 28-11-2022
This was a fantastic trip with excellent personalized service. My wife and I were picked up at the house we were staying at in Quito but our guide Gerald. He was on time, courteous and was in a spacious and clean vehicle. He was nice enough to stop at a clean rest station for us to grab a coffee on the way there and during the ride there and back constantly gave us intriguing local facts about the country, the volcanos and generalized conversation. We got our selves fixed up at the entrance of the park where we were able to buy some gloves and snack and then proceeded to head for the base of the mountain, all the while, Gerald pointing out amazing facts. Once we hit the parking lot we proceeded up the volcano to the base camp where, although it was a tough climb, he was encouraging and and made the hike to base camp a blast. Making it to the base camp there was hot chocolate and cocoa leaf tea waiting for us for a needed break. After a brief rest we descended back to the parking lot were were were taken by vehicle to this beautiful hacienda/ ranch style restaurant where the food was great and FIFA was playing. we then left the restaurant where our horses, a guide and Gerald were waiting for us. The horse back ride was about 2 hours and was gorgeous and peaceful. With the end of the day trip concluded, we were brought back to the city by Gerald and dropped at our house by 6 pm. The day was perfect and turned out to be a bucket list trip for my wife and I. I would highly recommend Takiri travel tours, the Hike and Horse as well as ask for Gerald as you guide as he was awesome.
Recommended tour!
charlottemG1227FN, 19-12-2021
We did the Cotopaxi hike&horse tour with Takiri travel and we had an amazing time!
It was the only tour we could find that included both horseback riding inside the park and a hike up to the refuge, and we enjoyed both activities thoroughly. It gave us the chance to experience most of what the wonderful and diverse Cotopaxi national park has to offer.
Our guide, Angel, was very helpful, he gave us lots of information and made sure we didn’t miss any photo opportunity.
The agency was responsive and easy to reach - even though we booked only 2 days in advance, everything was very well organised, from pick-up to drop-off.

We would definitely recommend taking this tour with Takiri!
Wonderful Day at Cotopaxi
Rodney B, 01-11-2021
Our family with two teens did this tour. We had stayed in Quito for five days and were fairly well acclimated when we hiked up to the refugio on Cotopaxi at almost 16,000 feet. We huffed and puffed a little bit but didn't suffer any headaches or sickness associated with altitude. The views were amazing. The refugio has bathrooms, a snack shop and places to stay for those hiking to the summit. There is even a small boulder cave. Dress in layers as you will be warmer hiking up and it gets colder when hiking down. We had snow at the refugio. After the hike we took a short drive to a wonderful restaurant in the park for lunch. The food was delicious and the views of Cotopaxi were great. We then drove a short distance to the horse back riding location. The horses were calm and followed commands well. This was the best riding experience we had as we wandered around the park with views of Cotopaxi and beautiful scenery. We highly recommend this tour. Takiri did a wonder job and our guide Angel was very friendly, probably our favorite guide of the trip!
Great tour!
lovenewplacesk, 03-08-2021
We had an awesome day tour visiting Cotopaxi and riding horses! Everything went very smoothly from our pick up at the hotel to drop off in the evening, and with attention to how we were doing all along the way. Tambopaxi was a lovely place to have lunch, with beautiful views of the volcano. Our guide Angel was great and had a good sense of humor! This was one of our favorite days on our Ecuador trip. We would definitely recommend this tour and company!
The best tour company in Ecuador!
Batty2279, 13-06-2021
I booked three tours with Takiri Travel, and honestly wish I had booked all of our tours with them. Michael and his team of guides are the absolute best! He was in constant communication with us via email and whatsapp, and everything couldn't have been more smooth. Considering how difficult planning a trip to the Galapagos was during the pandemic, this was such a relief! Our trip to Bartolomé Island was amazing, and our boat crew took incredible care of us all day. I think we ate five times! And our full day Cotopaxi hike and horse excursion with Angel was legitimately one of the most magical days of my life. BOOK THIS TOUR! And specifically ask for Angel! He was so great, we booked him for private transfers around Quito the rest of the week.

I'd also like to mention how we ultimately missed our third booked tour with Takiri, a day trip to Sante Fe Island, due to a missed flight on our behalf (volcanic eruption in Ecuador diverted us to Panama). Immediately upon contacting Michael, he worked with the boat captain to secure us a generous partial refund, something they did not have to provide. That meant a lot to us. We had several other tours with other companies that ended up being very frustrating, with late guides for morning pickups, horrible communication, and just all around bad customer service. So again, if you're heading to Ecuador and/or the Galapagos Islands, make Takiri your one stop shop for all your tour needs.

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