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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was not my first riding vacation but it was my first riding EXPEDITION and my goodness, what a spectacular, unforgettable adventure! Exploring the highlands, páramo, cloud forests, volcanoes, hot springs, villages, meeting Ecuadorians at home, work and school, all from the comfort of amazingly sure footed or gated, athletic criollo horses was more than I had dreamt possible. Under...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Alice such a nice time with all of you, we miss you, many thanks for a nice description and comments. Our team of 14 people full time workers, make us possible to share our passion and offer a perfect unique experience on the Andes. Wild Andes is 10 day riding, each day a different scenery with culture and adventure. Hacienda...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sitting in front of the fire in the lobby of Hotel Cultura Manor reflecting on the last ten days spent exploring the Andes by horseback. Gabriel Espinosa and his right hand man, Rodrigo guided us over the most amazing terrain on horses I would describe as the most sure-footed athletes I have ever ridden. What is important to me...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Heather we are happy you had a good time. at the hacienda we enjoy so share our passion abrazo gabriel

Edmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a Canadian couple in our sixties who stayed 3 nights in February 2017. The rooms are spacious and we really enjoyed the family style meals with our gracious hosts. Gabriel is passionate about horses (65 and counting on his ranch).This is also a working dairy farm and we enjoyed touring it with him, learning about his operation, crops,...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear friends, so happy you enjoyed as you have horse business on Rockies also was good to have you at the hacienda, as well as part of our mountains ride. we rode Volcano Ride and we are so happy that Laura made it. un abrazo gabriel Paty and team

Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hacienda is located in the countryside not too far from Quito. The rooms are large and comfortable (you will need the heater that is provided) and the shower is good. The home itself is lovely with a lot of history. The meals were tasty. It is a working farm and they do have activities like horseback riding. The location...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Many thanks Sportguy we are happy that you enjoyed our passion. you can scape from the city to get a nice stay. hope you come back Gabriel

Sydney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a few days before Heading to Galapagos- such beautiful countryside and views . The hacienda had a lot of history and is very well kept and managed. The horse riding is excellent- and can cater for a few hours or a week or 2 in the most beautiful surroundings; the horses are all beautifully trained and responsive- La Alegria...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Many thanks Hacienda La Alegria is proud of your comments and happy about your satisfaction we work hard to maintain our quality and share our passion: Horses" come back gabriel and Alegria team

United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed in La Alegria in January 2017. The Hacienda is beautifully set in Ecuadorian Andes, the rooms are big and very comfortable, but what makes La Alegria exceptional is people (owners and staff) - you feel like visiting old friends rather than being a guest. But, as a horse lover who spend holidays riding horses all over the world,...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Aga we are happy to have your comments and make us possible to continue with our passion. Every month we have rides on many areas of Ecuador and also rides for beginners gabriel

Reviewed 31 January 2017

I feel so fortunate to have fallen upon Hacienda la Alegria, it is just another example of the way Ecuador continues to surprise you with another degree to its beauty, land, and kindness. While I envy those experienced riders who could go off on multi-day trips with the Espinosa family and staff, this first-time rider still had an experience of...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Ecuador is full of surprises, one of the assets is the kindness of locals, you have open doors to visit many times and find more adventure gabriel

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I first came to La Alegria in February 2014, on a ride that took us to the cloud forest and then to the Avenue of the Volcanoes. I loved it so much that I promised myself that I would be back. And so I returned, in September 2016. I'm so glad I did, as everything was as perfect as the...

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Gabriel E, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

so good to have guest coming back something new is possible to do in Ecuador many thanks gabriel

Jerusalem
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We added this to our Galapagos trip. Spent two days riding to the cloud forest. The ride was amongst some gorgeous scenery. So strange to ride into a rain forest at 9000 feet. The horses were forward thinking, very sound, sure footed, and well taken care of. What makes this place special are the people. You feel as if you...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

MANY thanks Equinelady we are happy to have your visit, and that you have time to enjoy Cloud Forest, is a real change of 3 ecosystems starting at the valley, riding to the paramo and down to high altitude Cloud Forest. Ecuador is a country where you can ride hundreds of kilometers with no fences. hope in the future you...

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I loved every minute of my stay at Hacienda La Alegria and extended my stay twice. The view from my room was superb being able to look at animals and nature. After a full day of riding the jacuzzi and a glass of wine were waiting for me, being followed by great dinner. Hacienda la Alegria is a must for...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Annemiek so nice to have your comments we also enjoy your stay and your professional experience around the world, make us happy to know your tought we are happy to have you at the hacienda gabriel

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda La Alegria is a family horse hacienda in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes". We are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. One hour to Cotopaxi National park. One hour to Saquisili Market. Two hours to Quilotoa crater lake. Pasochoa Volcano, Corazon, Viudita and Illinizas volcanoes on the area. One hour to Quito Airport. Explore the dairy operation, milking cows, feeding calves, petting our 4 border collies, Aging cheese cave, 24llamas alpacas and vicuna, rabbits, guinea pig, rose garden, hacienda garden with orchids and old trees, hot tub, two fire place living rooms, wall climbing, fishing trout, making bread, pizza or BBQ at the wood oven, the 9 volcanoes at the valley, enjoy the Cotopaxi with his vapor fumes in the back of Ruminahui Volcano in front of the hacienda. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with a picture perfect view of the country side. Now also available a suite. The food, wine, the beer and cheese are delicious and plentiful. We plan to produce our own cheese with the 1500 liters of milk per day, from our 240 cattle. Learn to Ride, groom, pet, feed, shoe, educate and enjoy our 67 horses. We breed horses and for next year we plan to have 20 new foals. Enjoy the voulting experience, 3 different arenas to start riding or learn, try the wood polo horse, the chagra demonstration, riding games as the Sortijas or Cintas. Choose the multi day rides from one day to 12 day ride at the Andes. All of this makes Hacienda La Alegria a family destiny and a life time experience. The mission of Hacienda la Alegria is to provide high quality horseback riding and eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue at the Ecuadorian Andes, assuring personalized attention and hospitality " ... more   less 

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $656 - $663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hacienda La Alegria 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“This is a Hacienda and not an hotel”
 of 5 bubbles christophersD4636GU, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner suite if you are with family. They offer a loft with extra beds. Great views from all the rooms.”
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