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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I enjoyed every moment, nice and friendly guides with a good english knowledge, caring about your experiences on horses, much explications about the surroundings. It was an all-in formula. The food was excellent. A wonderful experience!

3Thank Ludovic C
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Ludovic hope next time you enjoy one of our long rides at the Andes. the options can be volcano ride 9 day, around cotopaxi 12 day, or a trip to Banos a 7 day ride. gabriel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I spent at day at the hacienda and went on the most amazing horse ride ever. Our host, Gabriel, was fantastic and provided list of tips to improve my riding. The horses were great and the scenery beautiful. We were provided a snack during the ride and then a 3 course lunch at the end. The quality of the food...

3Thank Lindsay B
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Linsday many thanks I enjoy guiding and sharing our local experience and improving our riders technique, as you know at Hacienda La Alegria in a day ride you can learn more than riding for 6 months in a equestrian club. Gabriel

Siena, Italy
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Hacienda La Alegria is located about 35 mts south of Quito, in front of Pasochoa Volcano, In Irland you dont see all those diferent green rolling hills. The extremely kind and helpful staff at Boutique Hotel Cafe Cultura made all arrangement, my familie and me have fallen in love wiht Hacienda La Alegria, they and Cafe Cultura are membres of...

3Thank Teo L
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Teo we are very happy to have you at the hacienda and you enjoy it. Ecuador can offer many incredible experience and we are proud to share with Exclusive hotels and Haciendas.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 March 2014

I went with my wife and had a great day. Gabriel was our guide. The horses were all well trained, all of the staff were professional, kind, caring and went out of their way to take care of us. The food was fantastic and just kept coming. The facilities were very clean and beautiful. This is a must do excursion....

2Thank Morsezips
Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias es un gusto atender a los amigos y saber que nuestras normas de seguridad son excelentes, eso nos...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I am sorry that I cannot give a better review, because the owner, Patty, was a lovely person. Let me first say that the grounds of this hacienda are absolutely gorgeous - we loved exploring it! And if you are a horse person, this is definitely the place for you - they are experts in this arena. Also, the room...

5Thank ElizabethPMcG
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review
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We appreciate your comments and take them very seriously. Your room was a spacious 350 square foot with chimney, and...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Hacienda La Alegria is quite simply a fantastic place to spend a holiday. The owners are incredibly generous and hospitable. The rooms are beautiful and they all have an amazing view across the gardens and the volcanoes in the distance. They have about 50 horses, which they look after meticulously and they're all in excellent condition. I spent seven days...

2Thank Katinka R
Boston, Ma
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I have traveled all over the world for the past 30 years with and without kids (Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and Europe) and the experience at the Hacienda La Alegria is excellent and authentic. The owners Gabriel and Patty Espinosa make guests feel completely at home. They are warm and generous and go out of...

2Thank Kyle16Boston
Gabriel1703, Gerente at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Kyle Many thanks dear Kyle we enjoy our passion: horses, mountains, local cowboy culture (chagras). We are happy you had a excellent experience at the Ecuadorian Andes, riding several days and admiring the daily changes in our ecosystem, We offer several rides from one hour to 14 days, experimenting a live time experience. Gabriel

Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed at Hacienda La Alegria in February of 2012, as part of a ten day trip to Ecuador. I specifically picked this location for it's beautiful scenery, and reputation for wonderful, extended horse rides into the surrounding mountains. We were very pleased with everything about our stay here. The rooms are wonderful....newly remodeled, and very lovely with wood stoves,...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We had a very great time at La Alegria. The hacienda is very beautiful, and Gabriel and Paty are very friendly and great hosts. The ambiance in the hacienda is very nice, so I can recommend Alegria to everyone. Gabriel and his staff take very good care of their horses, and we had a beautiful ride to Cotapaxi. In our...

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We really enjoyed our trip; Alegria is a beautiful hacienda with excellent food and facilities,Gabriel and Patti were wonderful hosts, and i would highly recommend it for those who want a horseback wilderness adventure with often long days in the saddle,with varying terrain,and weather. The accommodation on route was also varied giving a flavour of local rustic, and smart.The views...

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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: ₹ 11,664 - ₹ 33,831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles 597ligiac, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Obviously, rooms on the first floor have the best view”
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“All rooms are beautiful and big.”
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