Enjoy a day away from the city by visiting one of only two inhabited volcanic caldera in the world and the only one cultivated by its inhabitants. Experiment on your own the life inside of an active volcano.
Duration: 7 hours
Transport from Quito to the a local ranch, inside the National Reserve Pululahua, about 25 miles north from Quito. Already the jeep ride is a true experience that offers outstanding picture-stops. From the ranch, robust and amiable mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater – the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world – with its constantly changing sceneries and huge biodiversity.
While circling the central lava cone, we witness volcanic history and nature, interesting geological formations, mineral avalanches blooming with wild orchids and traditional Andean agriculture.
Riding time about 4 hours. Lunch with panoramic view over valleys and cloud forest covered mountains.
Note: you can combine this tour with Mitad del Mundo tour (2 hours)