Our three-day horseback riding tour is an impressive and memorable way to experience the famous Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador. Before beginning our journey, we start with instructions in a safe enclosure with the help of an experienced guide, in order to allow riders to gain confidence with the horses. The first day is spent riding through local farms toward the magnificent Cotopaxi, where we have striking views of Corazon, Illinizas and Ruminaui. Inside Cotopaxi Park, we make a wide circle around the volcanoes, offering us first-hand views of the flora, fauna and ecosystem at a high altitude. We have the opportunity to see wild horses, llamas, eagles, condors and wild cattle, all of which roam within the Park’s boundaries. The first night, we camp under the stars and cook on an open camp fire. The second day, we ride and visit Lake Limpiopungo in the flatlands of Cotopaxi. This experience is highly recommended for nature lovers wanting to experience the true way of life in the open Andean mountains. Camping on the second night is at the Tambopaxi Hostel, where we pitch our tents in the hostel grounds and have access to their facilities. This tour covers 40km (24.8 miles) each day and is therefore recommended for riders who have some experience.