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  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 10 days
    Group Size 2-6
    Land Cost $3,325
    Single Supplement $700
    Lodging 3 stars-4 stars
    Grade I-II
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    Haciendas of Andean Ecuador

    Cultural and environmental exploration of highland colonial towns and countryside trails

    "Hacienda" is Spanish for estate, referring to a mostly self-sufficent and status-oriented institution. At one time, these estates most likely served a specific purpose. For example, some are former plantations, mines, or factories. Over the course of this trip, you will have the opportunity to stay in these historic structures and experience the life of a "Patròn," or hacienda owner. Wander the surrounding rolling countryside. Horseback ride in deep valleys, offering spectacular views of the unique Andean environment. Learn what it means to live in fully-sustainable isolation, with everything you need right where you are. Talk to locals about their way of life by watching a stained glass artisan produce his craft or a young vendor selling fruit at the lively market. Walk the cobblestone streets of old colonial towns and enjoy a traditional cup of coffee in an open plaza, or munch on "biscochos" in the privacy of your comfortable hacienda.

    Andean Ecuador is the definition of picturesque, complete with bubbling creeks, indescribably beautiful estates, and wide, seemingly never-ending spaces. Journey there with us for a cultural exploration of a lesser traveled aspect of this beautiful country.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Quito
    Day 2Cayambe / Otavalo
    Day 3Hiking / Zuleta
    Day 4Santa Catalina de Salinas
    Day 5Chagras
    Day 6Valley of Latacunga
    Day 7Latacunga / Rose Plantation
    Day 8Mount Chimborazo / Province of Cotopaxi
    Day 9Quito
    Day 10Onward

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