BOMBOLI AND HORSEBACK RIDING TWO DAYS
Just half an hour from the southern outskirts of the city of Quito, Ecuador’s capital and the First World Cultural Heritage Site, at KM 20 of the route Aloag – Santo Domingo towards the Pacific Coast, on the Western Cordillera and part of the Illinizas Reserve, we will find Bombolí, a private reserve at 3000 meters of altitude with more than 120 hectares of upper montane forest. This amazing reserve has been conserved and cared for by a couple of nature lovers, Marianita and Oswaldito. They have spent more than thirty years of their lives fulfilling their great passion: Making Bombolí a place of indescribable beauty that can show us that, with patience and love, we can make this world a better place.
This magical journey starts very early in the morning when our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the meeting point at Hacienda la Alegria, located at the south side of Quito, in the green valley of Machachi.
Here you will prepare the horses with the staff and do a trial run to get comfortable. You will traverse the high moors of the Andes Mountain Range and “El Corazon”, which is an inactive volcano. This activity is approximately six hours horse ride with our staff, in which you will have an introduction to the Ecuadorian Andes.
During the Horseback riding, we will stop briefly and enjoy a box-lunch. Later on, we continue our journey to the Ecological Reserve in the Cloud Forest of Bombolí (3000 m.), where we will be welcome by the owners with a hot cup of coffee or tea, in front of the chimney. Here we can share our anecdotes and experiences of the day.
Afterwards, we have a delicious dinner, made with natural and organic products, which have been planted and harvested mostly in the nearby garden (accommodation in Bombolí). (BL-D)
We left behind the ecological reserve and continue with our journey towards an ancient road that until 1960 connected the capital city of Quito with the coast region. From this location, we can observe the vast and fertile valley of Machachi, and even a few roads in the eastside – cordillera. Eventually, we will cross extensive pastures and eucalyptus forests into the valley for a snack. Arrival at the Hacienda La Algeria, from where, we will return to Quito. (B)