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Alegria Farm

#26 of 76 Outdoor Activities in Quito Features Animals
Quito 171110, Ecuador
+593 99 992 0820
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Gracious and inviting hosts

We stayed as a extension to our Galapagos trip after reading about this in a travel guide. We were... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2012
Vancouver, WA
Just Great!

I loved to stay and ride in the Hacienda la Alegria. My seven days of training started with a warm... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2012
Veronica G
Zurich, Switzerland
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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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11 Jan 2016
“Amazing one-day horse trip in a wonderful landscape”
15 Dec 2015
“Beautiful one-day horse ride”
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Quito 171110, Ecuador
+593 99 992 0820
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed as a extension to our Galapagos trip after reading about this in a travel guide. We were a family of four with two young children. Extremely warm and gracious host. Our first night was eating with the family within their personal dining room...More

1  Thank FourJays
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I loved to stay and ride in the Hacienda la Alegria. My seven days of training started with a warm welcome from Gabriel, Paty and their staff. It went on with the professional riding instructions from Gabriel and the delicious meals from Paty's kitchen. Gabriel...More

3  Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 23 January 2012

My reservation includes 3 nights and two days it was possible to be 40 minutes from the city

Thank Isabel Victoria B
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Hacienda La Alegria was my first stop on an extended trip around South America, and the reason I decided to come to Ecuador. I stayed for a week and could have easily stayed longer. Gabriel and Paty showed wonderful hospitality and are so welcoming, which...More

5  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The Hacienda Alegria is the perfect place to try out some horseback riding in a lovely location less than one and a half hour's trip from Quito. Don't be concerned if you are an inexperienced rider, you are going to love this activity with their...More

1  Thank Julie F
Gabriel1703, Owner at Alegria Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Julie yes we have good experience to make happy all of our riders, beginners can now have a 6 day ride at the QUILOTOA LOOP RIDE. hope you come back for a multi day ride many thanks Gabriel

Reviewed 3 November 2011

My husband and I had the good fortune of stopping in Hacienda La Alegria for a two-night visit. We only got a taste of what this superb attraction has to offer. Besides comfortable accommodations and great food, you will LOVE the hosts, Gabriel and Paty,...More

4  Thank SouthofSomewhere
Reviewed 31 October 2011

I loved everything! The people were so incredible. Beautiful location, great lodging, super clean, and incredible food. What more could you ask for.

2  Thank duke192
Reviewed 13 August 2011

I stayed at Hacienda La Alegria in June, and had two amazing rides surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Forward going, well schooled and good mannered horses, my trusty steed Caramello was gorgeous, I only wished I could fit him in my suitcase to bring him home....More

3  Thank Helsbell5
Reviewed 11 July 2011

My friend and I were just finishing touring Galapagos islands when we arrived at la Hacienda Alegria. The difference of weather and temperature between the islands and the mainland was a shock but fortunately, the warmness of Don Gabriel and Pati, in their hacienda made...More

2  Thank Anne-Sokat
Reviewed 4 July 2011

I recently visited Hacienda la Alegria ... for the fourth time. Each time I am there there are new opportunities and things to see and do. Whether you are looking for a good way to spend an afternoon, a weekend getaway in the country, or...More

3  Thank Texas_Traveler_830
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