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My family of four (two older adults and two adult children) spent four days at Hacienda La Alegria in June. It was one of the most fun and challenging active experiences I have ever had, a real adventure and an incredible way to experience the...More
Our guide Mauricio understood us so well and tailored our visit to our needs perfectly. We are a family of 4 with 2 girls age 8 and 9. We can all ride, but our riding ability varies. Each of us tried different horses, for variety...More
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my time at La Alegria. The staff was friendly, attentive, professional, and most importantly, relaxed. It's a place where time slows down and one has the opportunity to appreciate the moment. The atmosphere could not be...More
I visited Hacienda La Alegria for 3 days and did the cloud forest ride. I loved every minute from the great hospitality, fantastic rooms and the hot tub. I traveled there myself and Gabriel and Patty were wonderful hosts. It was so nice with the...More
1 Thank TamiMac
Response from Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La AlegriaResponded 5 June 2018
we are happy. you had a great time at the hacienda and ride to cloud forest, is a great lifetime experience
hope you can come back for a longer ride
My friend and I visited the hacienda for a day. We were greeted by our host and our host’s assistants...a gaggle of sweet border collies. We got a tour of the hacienda and a history lesson. Next we met our horses and rode around the...More
Thank Tamera K
Response from Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La AlegriaResponded 3 April 2018
yes look forward for your next adventure and you can make base camp at Alegria, many thanks for your nice comments
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 …MoreNational 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 " Less
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