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Address: | Hacienda La Alegria, Quito 171110, Ecuador
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+593 99 992 0820
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Built in 1911, historic Hacienda and 135-hectare Alegria Farm are in the...

Built in 1911, historic Hacienda and 135-hectare Alegria Farm are in the verdant heart of the Avenida de los Volcanoes. These beautiful pasturelands are home to more than 200 cows and calves, 65 horses and foals, dozens of llamas and alpacas, and more. It's the perfect place to learn about hacienda life, which includes milking cows, riding horses, animal care, and taking care. Visit us from a few hours a day to several days.

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A truly remarkable experience my family won't ever forget

A day in La Alegria won't ever be forgotten, the family who owns and runs this gorgeous hacienda makes you feel like old time friends in a few hours. You won't regret spending a... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2013
Washington DC
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Washington DC
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

A day in La Alegria won't ever be forgotten, the family who owns and runs this gorgeous hacienda makes you feel like old time friends in a few hours. You won't regret spending a day or a week here. Picture a gorgeous property (we did not stay overnight but we will come back one day to sleep) in a gorgeous... More 

Thank design_and_comfort
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I liked the homely feel of the accommodation and the owners. If you are worried about animals this would be a good place to stay to ease your fears. I was scared of horses yet I rode horseback every day. The horses were so calm and intelligent. I enjoyed the flexibility of mealtimes to suit the guests. The gardens are... More 

Thank trimria
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I rode recently at La Alegria whilst on a Volunteering trip to Quito, and thoroughly enjoyed both the riding and my stay at Gabriel and Paty's lovely Hacienda. I returned to go on the 2 day ride to the Cloud Forest, which comes back through the high Paramo, and had the added pleasure of being shown round Oswaldo's orchid garden... More 

Thank Judy243
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

We spent a wonderful day with Maurizio at Alegria Farm. He took my husband and I on a 3 hour horse ride up into the mountains followed by a delicious meal and tour of the farm. We got to see the horses, llamas, and cows at milking time. The farm is beautiful and the views along the trail were spectacular.... More 

2 Thank BF731
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

This review is long overdue, as I travelled to Ecuador end of 2012 and had the fortune to spend three days at this beautiful farm, so rich in history, with newly furnished comfortable rooms that overlook the serene misty hills and countryside. The main reason for my visit was to attempt some horseriding, which I'd heard was one of the... More 

2 Thank nalia81
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Just about an hour's drive south from Quito you will find the most delightful family owned and operated hacienda/farm that caters to visitors in the most friendly and attentive fashion you can imagine. Alegria is a real working dairy farm where you can view the entire milking operation. We went there specifically to do some horseback riding in the countryside.... More 

1 Thank TravelHoundUtah
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The views we saw during our horseback ride were absolutely stunning, and the experience was followed up with a delicious, local meal at the Hacienda. Our ride lasted a bit longer than we would have liked (~4 1/2 hours), so (if you are novice horseback riders like us) you might ask for the abbreviated tour. Also, if you are driving... More 

4 Thank LivandDusty
Kihei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We only had the opportunity to stay 2 days at Alegria Farm and it was the best 2 days in Ecuador. I rode twice during my stay, one short ride thru the picturesque countryside and a longer ride to El Corazon. My Peruvian Paso horse was bright and energetic, yet perfectly trained. I fell in love with custom leatherwork bridles... More 

4 Thank MauiChocolate
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

I have to agree with all the other reviewers. This is a great place to stay. We were there with a tour group and spent the night. I don't know what a day visit would be like. We had an enjoyable horseback ride for a few hours with Gabriel leading. I am not a horse lover, but it was OK,... More 

1 Thank grizz9
Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

A beautiful hacienda perfectly located within easy traveling distance from Quito. If you are a horse lover, a rider or an architect lover, this home is a must see. Gabriel and Paty offer a warm and inviting look into Ecuadorian culture, history and provide each guest with a unique farm experience. Gabriel and his staff of Chagra's (cowboys) provide guests... More 

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