Hacienda La Alegría! A Guest Ranch in Ecuador

Published: 4/11/2012 10:25:01 AM


RanchSeeker would like to welcome a new guest ranch to our website located in Machachi, Ecuador. Guest ranches in Ecuador attract visitors with its astounding biodiversity, from the Amazon Rainforest to the charming cities of Baños and Cuenca. Staying in one of Ecuador’s many haciendas and ranches will leave any traveler satisfied. Hacienda La Alegría is a family-run organic farm in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes".

The guest ranch has been in the Espinosa family for three generations. For 35 years the Espinosa family worked in the dairy business and then 10 years ago they started summer riding camps for children ages 9-15.  Then they decided to offer guest ranch vacations all year round. They are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Hacienda La Alegría is located at the base of the Andes and situated near 11 volcanoes. It is possible on one of the horseback rides to see one of the highest ACTIVE volcanos in the world that measures 14000 feet high and 200 miles around the base. They also offer multi-day trips rides from 1 to 14 days, covering different ecosystems such as the Andean Valley, the high grasslands (paramo), and the cloud forest.

Guest will get the opportunity to experience the local cowboy culture (chagras) at Hacienda La Alegría. All meals are tailored for hungry travellers, riders and hikers, and combine delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Be sure to bring your camera as the scenery is breathtaking. Hacienda La Alegría is dedicated to low-impact tourism.

 For your next guest ranch vacation why not consider visiting Ecuador and the Hacienda La Alegría. *Ecuador is a safe, democratic country and is widely regarded as one of the most hassle-free destinations in South America.


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