Another destination episode, Ute talks about one of her favourite countries today: Ecuador. A horse rider’s paradise, Ecuador is a small country with a great diversity both in countryside as well as in flora and fauna. Mountains, volcanos, Inca monuments, colonial cities, beaches and islands, all can be found in this small country in Northern South America. Join us today on the podcast to learn what all you can see and do in Ecuador and which are the best places to ride!
Ecuador – A small but extremely diverse country!
Situated in Northern South America, directly on the equator, Ecuador is a country unlike any other in the world. It is quite small yet super diverse and it has everything from volcanos, snow-capped mountains, rain forest, wildlife and sandy beaches to swim, dive and surf. And of course you have the opportunity of standing with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and with the other one in the Southern Hemisphere while visiting the equator.
Horse riding is mostly organised around the many Haciendas, cattle farms around the country. You can ride in the Andes in the midst of rugged volcanos such as the Cotopaxi or the Chimborazo or on the beach and and coastal plain, discovering Ecuador’s rich heritage and culture.
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On the Show today:
Equestrian Adventuress, podcast host & horse lover from Germany living in India.
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- Geography of Ecuador
- What to do in the country
- Travel advice & costs
- Horse Riding in Ecuador
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- Article & Video How to Go Horse Riding in Colombia
- Article & Video How to Go Horse Riding in Peru
- Website about Travel & Life in Ecuador
- Bus Schedules in Ecuador and surrounding countries
- Wanderbus Ecuador
- Trains in Ecuador
- Horse Riding Essentials Packing List for equestrians and long distance rides
- EQA Online Shop