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Cotopaxi Hike & Horse provided by Takiri Travel

Cotopaxi Hike & Horse
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
24h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    24h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Drive through the winding roads of the epic Andean landscape and into the Cotopaxi National Park. Your first activity will be to hike up to the refuge Jose Rivas, located on the northern flanks of Volcán Cotopaxi at 4,800 m (15,744 ft). Take a nice hot drink and enjoy the landscape of this magnificent place. In the afternoon, you will visit a local hacienda where you will have lunch and then you will get your gear, and prepare for the horseback ride. You will enjoy a 2 hour horseback ride in the middle of the Andes and we promise it is an experience you will never forget. After this, you will make your way back to Quito where you will be dropped off at your hotel for a well deserved rest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Drive through the winding roads of the epic Andean landscape and into the Cotopaxi National Park. Your first activity will be to hike up to the refuge Jose Rivas, located on the northern flanks of Volcán Cotopaxi at 4,800 m (15,744 ft). Take a nice hot drink and enjoy the landscape of this magnificent place. In the afternoon, you will visit a local hacienda where you will have lunch and then you will get your gear, and prepare for the horseback ride. You will enjoy a 2 hour horseback ride in the middle of the Andes and we promise it is an experience you will never forget. After this, you will make your way back to Quito where you will be dropped off at your hotel for a well deserved rest.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 92349P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Horseback riding
  • Private transportation during the whole day.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Quito
  • Lunch
  • Horse Riding equipment
  • Guide (English and Spanish speaking)
  • 24/7 support from our team.
Exclusions
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Tips for guides
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We'll pick you up from your hotel in Quito. For pickups in the valleys, airport area, we charge a small fee.
  • Quito, Ecuador We'll pick you up from your hotel in Quito. For pickups in the valleys, airport area, we charge a small fee.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Horseback riding
  • Private transportation during the whole day.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Quito
  • Lunch
  • Horse Riding equipment
  • Guide (English and Spanish speaking)
  • 24/7 support from our team.
Exclusions
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Tips for guides
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We'll pick you up from your hotel in Quito. For pickups in the valleys, airport area, we charge a small fee.
  • Quito, Ecuador We'll pick you up from your hotel in Quito. For pickups in the valleys, airport area, we charge a small fee.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

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Charlotte
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
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!
Written 19 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TakiriTravel
Hi Charlotte, thank you so much for your comments! Most of our guides have a great eye for those pictures so we are glad to know you now have some nice postcard pictures. Happy holidays! Michael
Written 22 December 2021
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,102 contributions
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!
Written 1 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TakiriTravel
Hi Rodney We are happy to hear you guys had a great time and that the whole tour was very enjoyable for your family. Take care! Michael
Written 22 December 2021
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LoveNewPlaces K
Boise, ID109 contributions
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!
Written 3 August 2021
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TakiriTravel
Thank you so much for sending us your comments and we are so glad to hear this Cotopaxi tour was one of the highlights of your visit to Ecuador. Take care! Michael
Written 5 August 2021
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Matt B
66 contributions
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.
Written 13 June 2021
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TakiriTravel
Hi Matt, thank you so much for your nice comments! It was really our pleasure helping you plan these activities and we are really glad to hear that your highlight was the horseback ride in the Cotopaxi because it is definitely one of our favorites too. If you ever come back make sure to drop us a message! Best, Michael
Written 29 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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taraj744
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We LOVED it!
Takiri was wonderful to work with- so responsive. We loved the excursions and our guides. It is helpful to know tha
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The Galapagos experience you dream about
Probably one of the best travel agencies we have worked with. Everything was organized and perfectly arranged from
zachtravels42
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Just do it! You will not regret.
Angel was awesome and really made it a special day tour. He went out of his way to make it enjoyable and explained
Cassandra R
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Galapagos - Fantastic tour and amazing customer service
A dream come true! We had such an unforgettable experience on our tour to the Galapagos. Michael was so helpful - n
LindaP602
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A childhood dream come true
From begging to end, this trip was efficiently planned and executed. In the planning stage, Michael responded to ou
Tanya D
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Great for an overall Galapagos experience!
My friend and I took the the 5 day budget Galapagos trip and it surely disappoint! The guides were knowledgeable a
Milton T
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Galapagos experience
The tour was organized from start to finish. I had arranged snorkeling and other day trips which let me explore the
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7 day galapagos
What initially started like a kind of joke inquiry turned into the best trip we have had in a long time. We first g
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Perfect place, tour perfectly organized.
My partner and I took the 7 day boutique tour to the Galapagos and we loved it. At the beginning we were thinking e
OneFitMonkey
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Amazing experience of a lifetime, experience the Galápagos Islands, travel comfortably while staying within budget
I booked an 8-day tour with Takiri Travels and had Michael as my travel agent - and I highly recommend! Throughout
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A great time in Galapagos!
My wife and went this November to Galapagos for our honey moon. We originally were trying to do everything on our o
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Awesome Galapagos experience
I took the 7 day budget trip and it was an amazing experience! They've set departures with groups and I was lucky t
Christoph R
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Amazing trip to the Galapagos
We contacted Takiri for suggestion of a friend. I was hesitant of going on a cruise after all that happened in the
Steger17
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Great Trip Thanks to Takiri Travel
Takiri Travel did a great job at making sure I was taken care of throughout my trip, and were quick to respond via
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Incredible day trip: unique, delicious and mind-blowing
I first did a trip to the Galapagos Islands with Takiri. I was so impressed that I decided to book this day tour fr
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