At 7am, you will be picked up by a guide and transported from your Hotel in Quito to Hacienda El
Porvenir. The drive takes approximately an hour and a half. At the Hacienda you will meet a local guide, or chagra. After a welcoming drink and room designation you will join the chagra in the fields to gather your horses and bring them to the hacienda corrals. Back at the hacienda you will learn how to saddle your horse (western saddles) and get acquainted with the gear provided (wool ponchos, animal
skin chaps). Traditional Lunch. After lunch, you start riding towards the slopes of the dormant volcano of
Rumiñahui, following exclusive Hacienda paths. As you travel across majestic Andean panoramas, you will
see herds of wild bulls, birds and other wildlife. Eventually, you will arrive near the rocky peaks of Rumiñahui, where one can see 12 more volcanoes on a clear day. Return to the Hacienda.
Approximate riding time: 3 hours. Overnight stay at Hacienda El Porvenir.