andean haciendas - extended tour
EXPLORE THE MAJESTIC ANDES, THE WORLD’S SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN RANGE
Starting price: USD 4,445 per person in double accommodation
The Hacienda Highlands of Ecuador is an inviting land of eternal spring in the heart of the Andean mountains. Giant green volcanoes cradle sky blue lakes where terraced pastures climb ridges towards snowcapped peaks towering beyond. Our journey along the famed Avenue of the Volcanoes spends time in three regions and equally distinct haciendas.
We begin with a stay at homey Hacienda La Jimenita with cozy fireplaces, an extensive garden and easy access to nearby Quito or Antisana Ecological Reserve. Next we spend time at Hacienda Porvenir, a working ranch in chagra (Ecuadorian cowboy) country, dedicated to restoring and preserving the paramo near spectacular Cotopaxi volcano and the national park bearing its name. We save the best for last by visiting Zuleta, the crown jewel of Ecuadorian haciendas and home to former President Galo Plaza in the gorgeous Otavalo region, which is home to the oldest and largest indigenous market in the Andes.
|Day 1||Arrive Quito, Meet & Greet Hotel Transfer. Overnight at Quito Polo Club.|
|Day 2||At leisure at Quito Polo Club and afternoon Quito Colonial Tour. Overnight at Quito Polo Club.|
|Day 3||Transfer to Andean Hacienda El Porvenir, afternoon activities. Overnight at hacienda.|
|Day 4||Activities at Andean Hacienda El Porvenir. Overnight at hacienda.|
|Day 5||Activities at Andean Hacienda El Porvenir, afternoon transfer to Colonial Hacienda Zuleta. Overnight at hacienda.|
|Day 6||Activities at Colonial Hacienda Zuleta or it’s surroundings. Overnight at hacienda.|
|Day 7||Activities at Colonial Hacienda Zuleta or it’s surroundings. Overnight at hacienda.|
|Day 8||Morning activities at Colonial Hacienda Zuleta and transfer to Quito’s airport.|
Hiking, trekking, horseback riding, local communities, Andean Haciendas and history.