Horse Riding and Cuicocha

Enjoy the Andean scenery, indigenous communities and Lake Cuicocha on horseback.
Day Tour (~7 hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Horse Riding ||



Description: In private transport we will travel to the village La Calera. There, we start our horseback ride (~5 hours) through countryside and indigenous villages where you can observe the daily life of the local families. Once we reach Lake Cuicocha, we will have a break and some free time for a short walk or a boat tour on the lake (optional). Later, we return on horseback to the ranch and our private transport carries you back to town.

Difficulty: moderate

Total Duration: ~7 hours


Tour Itinerary*


- 09:00 - meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to La Calera (~30min)

- 09:30 - start of ride to Cuicocha Lake (2-3 hours)

- 12:30 - arrival at Cuicocha Lake, break (~60min)

- 13:30 - ride back to La Calera (2-3 hours)

- 16:00 - return to Otavalo, end of tour


*Given times are approximate times. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.






Included Services

Guide, private transport, horse & equipment

What to bring?

Mandatory: sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (small bottle), some experience with horses

Recommended: camera, clothes that can smell of horse

Optional: rain coat






50 US$

47 US$

45 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.



How to find us


Tel: (+593) 06 2915977
Mobile: (+593) 0986775257