Only glamping-style in Ecuador mainland
Private exclusive experiences during your stay
Fascinating landscapes and location at the foothills of Ruminahui Volcano
The Central Andes
The culprit of the great geographical marvel that is Ecuador: the massive Andes Mountains. At their highest, Ecuador’s volcanoes reach daunting elevations of over 19.000 feet above sea level producing a unique spectacle of magical proportions: perpetual snow along the Equator. Cotopaxi Volcano is one of eight snow-capped volcanoes in Ecuador, glacier-dominated realms that mirror our planet’s polar ecosystems.
As we drop in elevation, we reach the tundra-like “páramo“, a windswept, low-vegetation barren world reminiscent of the sub-Artic climates. It’s striking to think that such visions can be found in the tropics, let alone the Equator. These imposing landscapes pitted against the undulated contours of the hilly terrain are home to the mighty Andean Condor, the largest flying bird on our planet.
|Operates: Daily||When to go: this is a year-round destination|
|Highlights: Unique glamping experience at the foothills of volcanoes with stounding views of the Andes||Physical Level: easy to moderate|
|Interests: Nature, Wildlife, Glamping||Attire: Dress in layers|
|Weather: Temperatures range from 41 to 68°F. The dry season starts from June to September and the rainy season, the rest of the year.||Important notes: The program includes a pre-night and post-night in the Tababela valley, north of Quito to avoid traffic and save time.
Consider altitude! The property is located over 11,800 ft, so you might consider altitude. Even though the highlands have pleasant weather, due to altitude, the temperature is cold.
|Day 1||Arrival at Quito international airport. Your guide will await you at the international arrivals hall. Transfer to your hotel in Quito.
|Day 2 – 3||Transfer to Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge across the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Arrival and briefing with your host about the property and activities during your stay
|Day – 4||Explore the property or activities in the morning. Before noon, back to Quito for overnight.||B/L|
|Day 5||Transfer to the airport for your international or Galapagos departure flight.||B|
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner
Per person in double/twin domes and US Dollars
|Days||Accommodation||2021 Rates||2022 Rates|
|Northern Andes Haciendas||Quito Polo Club & Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge||$ 2025||$ 2025|
- Accommodations in Domes with full board1
- Private transfers from/to the Lodge
- Self-guided activities during your stay
1Starting from lunch when arrival and breakfast the last day.
Additional to consider
- Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
- Non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages on your excursions
- Personal expenses
- Tips for drivers & guides
- International or domestic air tickets
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Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!”
We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!”
Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!”
Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.”
Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller”
Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.”