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This is a fascinating tour of haciendas in Ecuador made for those who love being outdors in the charm of colonial haciendas in the Ecuadorian Andes

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Haciendas Tours

Haciendas Tours

This is a fascinating cultural tour around the highlights of our country. In this tour we visit Andean markets, Indian villages, private rose plantations, natural reserves, national parks, etc. We stay in the best old haciendas. Come and join us!

IMBABURA PROVINCE

Day 1: 90 km north of Quito we have the most interesting and biggest Indian market in South America. En route we visit Calderon, well known for the manufacture of bread-dough figurines, then continue northwards through dry Andean valleys until we reach Otavalo, where we can see the Ecuadorian indians trading and selling their handicrafts.

After lunch at "La Mirage" we go to Cotacachi, a small town which is famous for the manufacture of leather goods before visiting the Cuicocha Ecological Reserve.

Overnight stay at Hacienda Cusin.

 

OTAVALO

Day 2: Today we visit some of the most important Indian villages around Otavalo where we can see our Indians living in the countryside the way they did centuries ago.

Ecuador Haciendas
We will witness our Indians operating back-strap as well as Spanish looms, making wall hangings, sweaters, scarves, etc.

We will also see how they make their typical musical instruments before they play some of the Andean instruments and perform  music for us.


We have lunch at Hacienda Pinsaqui and in the afternoon we visit San Antonio de Ibarra, known for its woodcarving.

Overnight stay at Hacienda Cusin.

 

COTOPAXI

Day 3: In the morning we give you some time to enjoy the wonderful gardens of the Hacienda before we head off towards the Cotopaxi province.

Ecuador HaciendasEn route will stop at the beautiful Hacienda Alegria. Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch, followed by a great horseback ride! The Hacienda is surrounded by the beauty of the Andes, which are great to explore on horseback.

The tour will take you to see some of the farm land close to the Hacienda, and to spots with great views of the surrounding volcanoes.

Overnight stay at La Cienega Hacienda.

 

RETURN TO QUITO

Day 4: After a relaxed evening in La Cienega, you will be collected in the morning to visit "The Cotopaxi National Park". There you will discover the flora and fauna of the paramo and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Andes.

After lunch at Tambopaxi we will return to Quito.

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