One of the best ways to explore the Ecuadorian Highlands, north of Quito, is on horseback, riding between historic Haciendas and working farms through spectacular scenery and beneath the snow-capped Andes.

The landscapes are wonderfully varied, from rocky ravines and arid plains, to dense woodlands and verdant valleys.

Travelling on horseback is a refreshingly relaxed way to discover this stunning region of Ecuador, ideal for those who want to spend a few days exploring the lesser known parts of the countryside. Riding and visiting local communities also offers a fascinating insight into a long-established Andean way of life. You can watch traditional weaving and embroidery in the village, as well as see the farmers using traditional processes as you pass through the patchwork fields.

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Ollie is our 'Riding Safaris in the Highlands' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.