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Sydney
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed a few days before Heading to Galapagos- such beautiful countryside and views . The hacienda had a lot of history and is very well kept and managed. The horse riding is excellent- and can cater for a few hours or a week or 2 in the most beautiful surroundings; the horses are all beautifully trained and responsive- La Alegria...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in La Alegria in January 2017. The Hacienda is beautifully set in Ecuadorian Andes, the rooms are big and very comfortable, but what makes La Alegria exceptional is people (owners and staff) - you feel like visiting old friends rather than being a guest. But, as a horse lover who spend holidays riding horses all over the world,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel so fortunate to have fallen upon Hacienda la Alegria, it is just another example of the way Ecuador continues to surprise you with another degree to its beauty, land, and kindness. While I envy those experienced riders who could go off on multi-day trips with the Espinosa family and staff, this first-time rider still had an experience of...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first came to La Alegria in February 2014, on a ride that took us to the cloud forest and then to the Avenue of the Volcanoes. I loved it so much that I promised myself that I would be back. And so I returned, in September 2016. I'm so glad I did, as everything was as perfect as the...

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Jerusalem
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We added this to our Galapagos trip. Spent two days riding to the cloud forest. The ride was amongst some gorgeous scenery. So strange to ride into a rain forest at 9000 feet. The horses were forward thinking, very sound, sure footed, and well taken care of. What makes this place special are the people. You feel as if you...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

MANY thanks Equinelady we are happy to have your visit, and that you have time to enjoy Cloud Forest, is a real change of 3 ecosystems starting at the valley, riding to the paramo and down to high altitude Cloud Forest. Ecuador is a country where you can ride hundreds of kilometers with no fences. hope in the future you...

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I loved every minute of my stay at Hacienda La Alegria and extended my stay twice. The view from my room was superb being able to look at animals and nature. After a full day of riding the jacuzzi and a glass of wine were waiting for me, being followed by great dinner. Hacienda la Alegria is a must for...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Annemiek so nice to have your comments we also enjoy your stay and your professional experience around the world, make us happy to know your tought we are happy to have you at the hacienda gabriel

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've never felt so welcome and comfortable. The setting of the Espinosa family's hacienda is like something out of a favorite, charming novel. The grounds and environs are idiosyncratically beautiful, a product of time and the family's dedication to preserving their ties to the land. Just wandering about the grounds is a delight in itself. I echo previous reviewers in...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear guest what a nice name for ALEGRIA, also matches we are happy that all the family enjoy the stay the rides and the people. abrazo Gabriel

Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed here just one night en route to the Gallapogas, but I can't wait to go back. Located in the foothills outside Quito this is a charming and luxurious hacienda that makes it easy to feel at home. Whether it is the hospitable owners and staff, the affectionate border collies, the patient horses, the fantastic rose garden, or just...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

many thanks we are 45 minutes from QUito and one hour form airport is really a perfect option to match with Galapagos, we are happy you enjoyed Gabriel

Kansas City
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We really enjoyed this place. The owner welcomed us and treated us like family. Wonderful room with a spectacular view and delicious meals. There was great attention to detail of equipment and choice of horse that suited the rider's ability. There are several trails depending on your length of stay. This is also a working dairy farm. It's a beautiful...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Lee It was a pleasure to have both of you. I enjoy also your stay keep riding and come back Gabriel

Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had an absolutely magical stay at Hacienda La Alegria. I stayed for 10 nights and did the cloud forest and volcano rides. The horses are very well trained, fit and willing, and there is a huge variety of temperaments and sizes to chose from. Many of the younger horses have been bred and trained at the Hacienda by the...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Isabel we are so happy that you have such a life time experience, we have a nice team and we love our horses, please we will like to have the horse blog comments. abrazo Gabriel

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda La Alegria is a family horse hacienda in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes". We are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. One hour to Cotopaxi National park. One hour to Saquisili Market. Two hours to Quilotoa crater lake. Pasochoa Volcano, Corazon, Viudita and Illinizas volcanoes on the area. One hour to Quito Airport. Explore the dairy operation, milking cows, feeding calves, petting our 4 border collies, Aging cheese cave, 24llamas alpacas and vicuna, rabbits, guinea pig, rose garden, hacienda garden with orchids and old trees, hot tub, two fire place living rooms, wall climbing, fishing trout, making bread, pizza or BBQ at the wood oven, the 9 volcanoes at the valley, enjoy the Cotopaxi with his vapor fumes in the back of Ruminahui Volcano in front of the hacienda. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with a picture perfect view of the country side. Now also available a suite. The food, wine, the beer and cheese are delicious and plentiful. We plan to produce our own cheese with the 1500 liters of milk per day, from our 240 cattle. Learn to Ride, groom, pet, feed, shoe, educate and enjoy our 67 horses. We breed horses and for next year we plan to have 20 new foals. Enjoy the voulting experience, 3 different arenas to start riding or learn, try the wood polo horse, the chagra demonstration, riding games as the Sortijas or Cintas. Choose the multi day rides from one day to 12 day ride at the Andes. All of this makes Hacienda La Alegria a family destiny and a life time experience. The mission of Hacienda la Alegria is to provide high quality horseback riding and eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue at the Ecuadorian Andes, assuring personalized attention and hospitality " ... more   less 

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $244 - $703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hacienda La Alegria 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“This is a Hacienda and not an hotel”
 of 5 bubbles christophersD4636GU, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner suite if you are with family. They offer a loft with extra beds. Great views from all the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 597ligiac, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Obviously, rooms on the first floor have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaW448, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful and big.”
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