Hacienda Zuleta - Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta

5 star rating   9 June 2018

Gaitedfan who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Hacienda Zuleta | I had high expectations going to Hacienda Zuleta, and this place met all of them. It was the vacation home of two past Ecuadorian presidents for a reason. The scenery is stunning, very lush and bucolic. Its also very clean and safe and gives you a good look at rural life in Ecuador. The food and service is great. The beds are wonderfully soft which is welcome after a long day in the saddle. Each room also has a working fireplace which is stocked every night.

I rode 4 hoses and liked them all - soft mouths, super responsive, no vices. The tack is western style and is very comfortable. We went riding with a local guide who works at the hacienda taking care of the horses and an English speaking guide. Each ride was a combination of walking and long, controlled canters. The guides know what riders want and cater well to it. My friend and I loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great South American vacation.

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The Accommodation

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Before Your Holiday

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Everything was handled professionally. Transportation to the hacienda and back was excellent.

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Luxurious and beautiful place.