Pululahua Volcano: The Trefoil Leaf Trail – Ecuador
Join us in this 3 days/2 nights horseback riding tour through the Pululahua Volcano, and follow the Trefoil trail up to the depths and heights of the area
Number of Travelers
Price Per Person
2 - 10
Enjoy 3 days in the Pululahua Volcano Horseback Riding through the Trefoil Leaf Trail
90 minutes away from Quito City, we will find the Pululahua Volcano, the biggest crater in the American continent. The bio-diversity that surrounds the crater and the incredible sceneries are something you don’t want to miss. We will be going through a trail called trefoil leaf because of its shape, and this trail will take us to explore the depths and heights of this amazing area.
Enjoy the incredible scenery that Pululahua Volcano has to offer
Explore the depths and heights of the area
Enjoy two nights in a homestay right next to the crater
Duration: 3 days/2 nights Start and End Location: Quito Availability: Monday to Sunday, Year Round (Except December 25th and January 1st). Miscellaneous: Maximum rider weight of 200 pounds. Slight exceptions can be made on the one-day-rides. Maximum 8 travelers per tour, they must have outdoor riding experience and physical fitness.
Day 1 The first day of this Pululahua Volcano tour is all about volcanic history and nature, geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture.
We will ride into deep gorges covered with cloud forest and have a quick dive in a crystal clear volcanic stream.
We’ll be riding through lush tropical vegetation, gathering colorful crab-spiders at lunch-break, enjoying the sound of the crickets while viewing vultures and hawks sailing above us.
Transport from and to our common meeting point in new town Quito
An accompanying provisions vehicle for the whole tour
Transportation of the horses where necessary
Full catering during the tour, all meals, and beverages, accommodation in farms, hotels, reserve
lodges and tents according to the itinerary
Your horse and its equipment
Tour guide and helpers
What’s Not Included
Breakfast of the first / dinner of the last day
What to Bring
The best-equipped wear light, long-sleeved tops during the day (these provide protection from sun, thorns and insect bites, too)
Sweatshirt, pullover or fleece jacket are required for the cooler parts
You should bring a jacket (Gore-Tex or similar), rain gear, a hat with a brim and solid shoes/boots with a good grip.
Insect repellent, sun-cream, sunglasses, camera, and small water bottle
Weather: A national weather forecast does not exist, as the weather in the Andes is extremely local and fast-changing. The weather in the crater is also very different from the weather in Quito. Very roughly, rainy season runs from November to April/May, dry season from June to October, but it can always rain in the dry season and be totally dry for weeks in the rain season. If sunny, the sun is very strong and intense. If raining, it typically rains in the afternoon when we’re finished or nearly finished with the ride. The rainy season is especially nice, as the landscape is greener, lush, and more flowers. Therefore, the only correct answer to this question is: always bring good sun- and rain-protection for the ride.
Calculate a temperature variation between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Maximum rider weight 90kg or 200 pounds, on 8-day-ride 85 kg.
Instructions from the guide must be followed. Anybody who continually disrupts the group and does not follow the guide’s instructions and endangers safety must reckon with the possibility of expulsion from the tour with no tight to a refund.
Tour reservations for the trekking expeditions should be made so early as possible
In case of booking cancellations, the following fees will apply:
Cancellation over 6 weeks before the ride: We charge 10% administration fee.
Cancellation between 21 and 45 days before the ride: 20% of the trip price
Cancellation between 7 and 20 days before the ride: 50% of the trip price
Cancellation between 3 and 6 days before the ride: 70% of the trip price
Cancellation during the last 48 hours of the ride or no-show: 100% of the trip price
The participants are strongly urged to take travel and health insurance, as our Company can accept absolutely no responsibility for possible accidents or illnesses, which occur during the ride. The agency and guide, as companies and individuals, will not be held liable for any accidents or damage incurred during the tour. Clients participate at their own risk.
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Quito, Ecuador-0.180653, -78.467838
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