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Address: | Hacienda La Alegria, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 99 992 0820
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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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Amazing one-day horse trip in a wonderful landscape

Beautiful farm, lovely people, good food. This makes even a short stay a perfect option to calm down from busy Quito. I would go there again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2016
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Aachen, Germany
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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful farm, lovely people, good food. This makes even a short stay a perfect option to calm down from busy Quito. I would go there again.

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Hacienda la Alegria can offer from one ay to 12 day riding on the Andes gabriel More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I just visited this lovely place for one day only, however, a multiple day horse riding holiday would be a brilliant option here. Beautiful scenery, lovely horses and a great host: Gabriel. We went for a 4 hour ride in the area; it was spectacular. Amazing scenery and landscapes. Upon our return we sat down and had lunch at the... More 

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Hacienda La Alegria is based on the nine volcano valley, there are many attractions on the area as well as Machachi market, Saquisili market, Quilotoa crater lake, the Cotopaxi and in 45 minutes Quito gabriel More 

Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

My mum and I did a day trip to Alegria Farm. It was a 10/10 experience. - The transfer to and from our hotel was prompt and our driver was lovely - We received a wonderful reception upon arrival - The guides were knowledgable, organised, friendly and extremely accommodating - The horses were well cared for - Riders and horses... More 

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing our passion if possible try a comment at Hacienda la Alegria that is listed also as a specialty lodging we are happy to have our guests gabriel More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I went to the farm with three others. First of all its a beautifully situated farm, with a lot of history and experience. On arrival we got chaps, caps and coffee. Then we met our horses. Horses in very good condition. We went on a four hour trip through the amazing surroundings. Possible for beginners up to more advanced riders.... More 

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Dear Guests we are happy you enjoy the Hacienda our hacienda is a family working hacienda and we share our experience with our guests Now we have a new suite available and 3 new routes on the Quilotoa and Chimborazo volcano Hacienda offers a safety experience with our procedure: helmets, good quality tack, comfortable saddle, before jumping up a first... More 

De Pinte, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a fantastic time during the Vulcano Ride a few weeks ago! We wish to thank Gabriel for the very good organisation of this horse trail. He, Rodrigo and the driver did a fantastic job, sometimes in difficult situations. We enjoyed the sceneries, the horses, the warm ponchos, the pick nicks, the accommodations, the meals, etc... We certainly will... More 

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Ecuador is horse country and we are happy to share some of the routes as Volcano ride and Wild Andes ride are some of the options gabriel More 

Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We sadly didnt meet the owner as he was away on a 6 day horse trek, however we were blessed to be taken great care of by Mauricio. What a warm, friendly, fabulous fellow. Our 2 days, a 5 hour horse ride that was breathe taking and every minute we had were just peaceful tranquil and like being in our... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

To begin with, we love to stay at family run places. This hacienda is a generations-old family dairy farm and horse ranch. There is nothing corporate about it. Gabriel and Patty eat with their guests, pure home cooking. They speak very good English, share their personal history, discuss the land, the soil, the horses. We felt like family friends. The... More 

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Is a pleasure to have you at the Hacienda dear Steve many thanks for your nice comment, yes we are at the same altitude as Quito, the afternoon can be windy in some days, the windy assure to get very fresh and pure air from the cloud forest, also we have 2 fireplaces at the living rooms plus 4 fire... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Nothing corporate about this rustic family dairy farm and horse ranch turned guest house. The owners are some of the friendliest people we met in our tour of friendly Ecuador. The setting is strictly bucolic, and entirely beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, the food is all home cooking. The horses are quality, and very well trained. At 9000 feet elevation,... More 

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this review

Steve I am so happy about cavalleria rusticana, lovely music to make a description about our hacienda, I will record and use for my guests. Gabriel More 

Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

We came to Quito on a family vacation and decided to visit this wonderful place... Mr. Gabriel was a great host - he spent ample time instructing my husband, son, daughter, and I how to ride horses. It was such a wonderful experience - we enjoyed every bit of the time we spent here. Mr. Gabriel and his wife, Patty,... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

While staying at La Alegria we took our first horse ride. Although we had never riden horseback, we were quickly given the basics of riding and introduced to some wonderful horses. We took about a 3 hour ride through the beautiful country side with stunning views of the nearby mountains. Our horses were calm and gentle and we felt at... More 

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