From Quito to the Mountains
Whether you’re a history buff, just want to sniff culture, or if you want to have the adrenaline ride of a lifetime, Quito and the rodeo of El Tambo should be on the bucket list of any adventurer! WideOyster's Frits Meyst caught the highlights of Quito in his camera.
The gateway to Ecuador
24 hours in Quito
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is a hidden gem that has gradually emerged as a popular tourist destination in recent years. Nestled high in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level, Quito is renowned for its stunning architecture, cultural heritage, and breathtaking natural landscapes.
Riding with the cowboys of the Andes
Ecuador’s Last Rodeo
Just below the equator, on the flanks of the Quilindaña volcano in the Andes, lies hacienda El Tambo. Every year dozens of chagras come to this farm to participate in one of the last traditional rodeos. Writer Barbera Bosma and WideOyster photographer Frits Meyst follow the Andean cowboys on their annual cattle roundup, which is not for the fainthearted.
Pearls of Quito
Quito and the surrounding mountains are home to a the finest hacienda’s and colonial era homes. So why not stay in one of these pearls while exploring the city. Relax in style after roaming the cosy streets, climbing volcanoes, or riding horses in the hills. WideOyster checked them out for you and we love them!