Hand-picked properties in stunning scenery regions

Self-guided activities during your stay

Fully customizable visits during the itinerary depending on your interests

Haciendas in the Andes

Experience a genuine centennial Hacienda. These stone manors decorated with beautiful hardwood floors, lush gardens, Spanish-style patios and corridors, and nearby stables with horses will graciously take you down their favorite country paths. You can explore the Hacienda surroundings and combine daily privately guided visits to the region’s lakes, stunning volcanoes, traditional villages, and the world-famous Otavalo market.

 

General Information
Operates: Daily When to go: this is a year-round destination
Highlights: Centennial Haciendas | Over a dozen activities to select between horseback riding, hiking, birdwatching, conservation programs, and ruins Physical Level: easy to moderate
Interests: Architecture, Cultural, historical, Nature, Hacienda Attire: Dress in layers
Weather: Temperatures range from 73 to 79°F. In the Amazon, there is much precipitation all year long, through rain can subside. Usually, the wettest months fall between March and September. 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! Over 8,500 ft. The highlands have pleasant weather, with temperatures ranging from 66 to 48°F. You might expect sunny mornings and afternoon showers from October to May. The rest of the year, the weather is dry and sunny.

DAY ITINERARY MEALS
Day 1 Arrival at Quito international airport. Your guide will await you at the international arrivals hall. Transfer to Quito Polo Club for overnight.

 

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Day 2 – 3 Transfer to Hacienda Zuleta in the Cayambe Valley in the Northern Andes. Self-guided activities in Hacienda Zuleta coordianted with the Hacienda´s host.

 

B
Day – 4 Explore the property or activities in the morning. Before noon, back to Quito. Overnight in Quito Polo Club.

 

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 rooms and US Dollars

Days Accommodation 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
Northern Andes Haciendas Quito Polo Club & Hacienda Zuleta $ 1609 $ 1645

Included

  • Accommodations in Deluxe Rooms with full board and soft drinks1
  • Private transfers from/to the haciendas
  • Self-guided activities during your stay
  • All the required entrance fees1

1Starting from lunch when arrival and breakfast the last day.

Additional to consider

  • Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages on your excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers & guides
  • International or domestic air tickets 

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    Testimonials

    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!

    Brendan, Australia - “Zuleta was an extraordinary place”

    We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!

    Deborah & Nicol, US - “A great market day!”

    Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!

    Ed & Sue, US - “Bargain at Otavalo”

    Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.

    Brian, US - “Incredible guide”

    Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller

    Terry & Betsy, US - “Our guide was a storyteller”

    Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.

    Maynard & Robin, US - “Fantastic experience”