East of Quito, the foothills of the Andes are on your doorstep with a scenic drive and no need for the hassle of internal flights. Ride on horseback in the shadow of volcanoes, explore colourful Andean market towns and discover cloud forests teeming with birdlife. Combine the North and South, and you will encounter a contrast of soft grassy meadows and rugged mountains. In the hands of one of our favourite guides, we can arrange an authentic adventure into the heart of the highlands. You will be enchanted by the warm welcome from friendly locals and ancient traditions still alive today.