"Horseback riding tour to the cloud forest" Horseback riding Tip by MalenaN

Horseback riding, Chugchilán: 1 reviews and 5 photos

I and a French couple booked a horseback riding tour and chose to take the longer tour which is 6 hours. The long tour was $15 (July 2011) and the shorter tour, which takes 4 hours, was $12. In the morning, after breakfast, our guide Bernardo was waiting with the horses and we took off. From Chugchilán we rode uphill over the mountain and then down to the cloud forest at Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. The ride took two hours and along the road there were many beautiful views, the vegetation changed and there was also road work going on. They are constructing a road that will link Chugchilán with the cost.

Then we went for a walk almost for two hours in the forest, and Bernardo showed us different plants that could be used against fever, for shampoo or perfume and more. When we were leaving to go back to Chugchilán we saw how the clouds had started to come in over the mountains, as they do every afternoon.

On the way back my horse José was tired and slower than in the morning.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 13, 2011
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