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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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Gracious and inviting hosts

We stayed as a extension to our Galapagos trip after reading about this in a travel guide. We were a family of four with two young children. Extremely warm and gracious host. Our... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2012
Vancouver, WA
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Vancouver, WA
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed as a extension to our Galapagos trip after reading about this in a travel guide. We were a family of four with two young children. Extremely warm and gracious host. Our first night was eating with the family within their personal dining room with Gabriel and wife as host. The rooms are very new, very clean and spacious.... More 

1 Thank FourJays
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I loved to stay and ride in the Hacienda la Alegria. My seven days of training started with a warm welcome from Gabriel, Paty and their staff. It went on with the professional riding instructions from Gabriel and the delicious meals from Paty's kitchen. Gabriel knows and understands perfectly to match the rider with his horse as you keep improving... More 

3 Thank Veronica G
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2012

My reservation includes 3 nights and two days it was possible to be 40 minutes from the city

Thank Isabel Victoria B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Hacienda La Alegria was my first stop on an extended trip around South America, and the reason I decided to come to Ecuador. I stayed for a week and could have easily stayed longer. Gabriel and Paty showed wonderful hospitality and are so welcoming, which was important to me as a solo traveler. The horses are fantastic, every one of... More 

5 Thank Lisa B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2011

The Hacienda Alegria is the perfect place to try out some horseback riding in a lovely location less than one and a half hour's trip from Quito. Don't be concerned if you are an inexperienced rider, you are going to love this activity with their careful attentions to details. Knowledge and safety are taken seriously here, as is the loving... More 

1 Thank Julie F
Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Julie yes we have good experience to make happy all of our riders, beginners can now have a 6 day ride at the QUILOTOA LOOP RIDE. hope you come back for a multi day ride many thanks Gabriel More 

Virginia Beach
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2011

My husband and I had the good fortune of stopping in Hacienda La Alegria for a two-night visit. We only got a taste of what this superb attraction has to offer. Besides comfortable accommodations and great food, you will LOVE the hosts, Gabriel and Paty, as well as the other staff. Everyone is kind and welcoming and sincerely wants you... More 

4 Thank SouthofSomewhere
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

I loved everything! The people were so incredible. Beautiful location, great lodging, super clean, and incredible food. What more could you ask for.

2 Thank duke192
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

I stayed at Hacienda La Alegria in June, and had two amazing rides surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Forward going, well schooled and good mannered horses, my trusty steed Caramello was gorgeous, I only wished I could fit him in my suitcase to bring him home. This was by far the best riding I did in South America and I would... More 

3 Thank Helsbell5
Lyon, France
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

My friend and I were just finishing touring Galapagos islands when we arrived at la Hacienda Alegria. The difference of weather and temperature between the islands and the mainland was a shock but fortunately, the warmness of Don Gabriel and Pati, in their hacienda made us feel fantastic and like at home. This was just the perfect place to be... More 

2 Thank Anne-Sokat
Kerrville, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

I recently visited Hacienda la Alegria ... for the fourth time. Each time I am there there are new opportunities and things to see and do. Whether you are looking for a good way to spend an afternoon, a weekend getaway in the country, or an extended adventure on horseback in the mountains of Ecuador, I could not give Hacienda... More 

3 Thank Texas_Traveler_830

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