Ecuadorian Haciendas Overview

Stay in local Ecuadorian haciendas while getting to know the fascinating people, places and culture of Ecuador. Visiting Cotopaxi Volcano, Otavalo Market and Papallacta are just some of the highlights Ecuador has in store.

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      USD $1,230
      CAD $1,245
      AUD $1,295
      EUR €895
      GBP £775
      NZD $1,535
      ZAR R11,785
      CHF FR1,110
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore incredible Ecuador and its diverse culture while staying in local haciendas

Sandwiched between Peru and Columbia, Ecuador can sometimes be an after thought on the South America travel agenda. This crying shame only means that fewer people fully explore its delights, which are showcased on this incredible Ecuadorian Haciendas trip. Staying in unique, locally owned accommodation along most of the way, experience towering volcanoes, muscle-relaxing hot springs, verdant national parks, gorgeous lake scenery, incredible cuisine and the charm of colonial Quito, Ecuador's beguiling capital.

  • Explore Quito’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Taste the delicious local pastries of Calderon and Cayambe
  • Purchase some colourful local produce at the famous Otavalo Market
  • Witness the might of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world
  • Discover the wonders of Cotopaxi National Park
  • Stay in authentic haciendas and experience local Ecuadorian life
  • Stroll the shores of Laguna de Limpiopungo

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hacienda (3 nts), Hotel (2 nts), Resort (1 nt)
  • Transport:

  • Included activities:

    Cotopaxi National Park - Hiking, Equator line museum, Otavalo Market visit, Papallacta - hot springs, Quito - Leader led walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    488kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,230
    CAD $1,245
    AUD $1,295
    EUR €895
    GBP £775
    NZD $1,535
    ZAR R11,785
    CHF FR1,110
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $175
    CAD $177
    AUD $185
    EUR €127
    GBP £110
    NZD $219
    ZAR R1,683
    CHF FR158
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Ecuadorian Haciendas Summary

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Day 1 Quito

Sitting at an altitude of 2,850 m under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America. Long and incredibly thin, the city stretches along a central valley formed by the east and west ranges of the Andes. Although compact, Quito's Old Town is full of historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, not to mention the fascinating museums.

Day 2 Otavalo

Travel along the famous Pan-American Highway to Otavalo, where a stopover at Calderon and Cayambe to taste the local biscochos (spiced biscuits) is pretty much imperative. Offering a quintessential insight into day-to-day Ecuadorian life, visit the town’s famous market for the chance to purchase some colourful handmade goods.

Day 3 Papallacta

After stocking up on local wares, continue winding through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Papallacta – a small Andean village some 3,300 m above sea level. There’s free time here to relax in some of the local hot springs and take in the views of the majestic snow-capped Antisana Volcano before travelling onwards to a hacienda stay.

Days 4-5 Cotopaxi

Spot one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi - 5,897 m above sea level - on the way to tonight's overnight stay at a local hacienda. Enjoy free time exploring the surrounding Cotopaxi National Park, the country's premier national park outside of the Galapagos.

Days 6-7 Quito

Weather permitting, embark on a walk around Laguna de Limpiopungo – a stunning mountain lake lying in the shadow of Volcan Cotopaxi - before returning to Quito to experience all the charm and culture this city has to offer. Relax in one of the Mariscal district’s lively bars and restaurants, or wander around the Old Town before this Ecuadorian Haciendas trip comes to an end.
    • 7
    • GGKA
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,230
      CAD $1,245
      AUD $1,295
      EUR €895
      GBP £775
      NZD $1,535
      ZAR R11,785
      CHF FR1,110
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Comfort
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