Haciendas of Ecuador

From Quito, Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Custom
  • Wildlife
  • Luxury
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Tour Description

Explore the highlands of Ecuador staying in beautiful lodges and historic haciendas.  Enjoy the Avenue of the Volcanoes with snow-capped peaks that seem to touch the sky, experience the culture and lifestyle of people living in the countryside of Ecuador and truly appreciate a wonderful combination of history, scenery and unique luxury.  

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Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Quito

After arrival, our guide will welcome and transfer us from the airport to the hotel in Quito.
*We recommend at least 2 nights in Quito. Please advise at the time of booking should you wish to customise this tour
Overnight in Quito

Day 2
Quito Otavalo

Visit Independence Plaza flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop‟s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. Its impressive façade and atrium lead to its gild interior, a Baroque influence by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. Then we will drive approx. 25 km North of Quito to the Middle of the world. Here the 30 m tall monument will tell us of the French-Spanish geodetic expedition of 1736-1744, which determined the position of the equator under the direction of Charles de la Condamine. Here we can stand with one leg on the northern and with the other leg on the southern hemisphere of the earth. In the late afternoon we will continue our trip to Otavalo.
Overnight in a beautiful hacienda.

Day 3
Otavalo Papallacta

We will spend the day in Otavalo. This is one of South America's most famous indigenous markets. It offers an excellent selection of woven tapestries, blankets, hand-knit sweaters, pottery and unique local artwork you won't find elsewhere. It’s a paradise for souvenirs. Late afternoon we will drive to Papallacta: a small mountain village famous for its natural hot springs.
Overnight in a beautiful hacienda.

Day 4
Papallacta Cotopaxi

In the morning we can take some time to visit the springs or go for a morning walk. Afterwards we will continue the journey along a scenic stretch of road which takes us to the majestic Mountain Cotopaxi and its national park. On the way there we will stop at the hacienda “San Augustin” to have lunch.
Overnight in a beautiful hacienda.

Day 5
Cotopaxi

After breakfast we will get introduced to the spirit of the Andean haciendas and their daily works. Visit the grounds and get geared up for approximately two hours of horse riding along old cobblestone roads and trails leading to a great view point overlooking the entire valley. Along the way panoramic views. Return to Hacienda and freshen up to enjoy a typical lunch hosted by the hacienda owner. After lunch get ready for an exciting demonstration by the Chagras, on their riding and working skills.
Overnight in a beautiful hacienda.

Day 6
Hacienda Depart

Transfer to the International Airport Quito for your international flight.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 5 nights in standard & hacienda accommodations
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on a private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a private basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
Transportation
Land, Air, Ship, Train ...

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Duration

6 days

Price from

$1,925 USD

Per person, twin share

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