Haciendas – The Andean Highlands of Ecuador

  • 10 Days , 7 Cities
  • From $3,095
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Some of Ecuador’s colonial-era haciendas, steeped in charm and character, have remained in the same families for centuries. They are redolent with the history of the generations that worked to create them, and also present a glimpse of the country’s dramatic Andean highlands. This journey is a very special way to explore Ecuador, its culture, and history.
Countries Visited Ecuador
Places Visited Quito, Otavalo, , Patate, Riobamba, Cuenca
Suggested Duration 10 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Quito

    Arrive in Quito and transfer to our hotel. Situated in a circle of mountainous peaks of the Andes, Quito has one of the most magnificent settings in the world.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Quito - Otavalo

    Experience the colorful history of colonial Quito during a city tour. Visit to the middle of the world monument, Mitad del Mundo, where the southern and northern hemispheres meet. Continue to Otavalo. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Otavalo

    Visit South America’s largest street market with colorful woven fabrics, hand-carved jewelry, and delicious local cuisine. Continue to visit the small village of Peguche, home to some of the best weavers in Ecuador. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Otavalo - Cotopaxi Province

    Embark on a fascinating drive on the "Avenue of Volcanoes“. Visit Hacienda La Alegria, a working dairy farm amidst great landscapes. After lunch, continue to beautiful Hacienda La Ciénega for dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Cotopaxi Province

    Drive to Cotopaxi National Park. This stunning area is home to the perfectly symmetrical cone of the Cotopaxi volcano. Enjoy a hike to the Limpiopungo Lagoon and fantastic views of the Cotopaxi. Lunch at Hacienda San Agustin de Gallo, which preserves many aspects of its Spanish colonial heritage. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Cotopaxi Province - Patate

    Morning visit to another local indigenous handicraft market. Continue to the emerald green crater lagoon of Quilotoa. From the rim of the crater, several snow-capped volcanoes can be seen in the distance, a striking panorama. Drive to Patate. Dinner and overnight at Hacienda Leito.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Patate - Riobamba

    Transfer to Riobamba, passing by some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country. En-route visit Baños, Gate to the Oriente and an idyllic town featuring green mountains, beautiful waterfalls and thermal hot springs. The next stop is the small indigenous village of Salasaca, where the Kichwa community lives. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Riobamba - Cuenca

    Train ride to the Devil’s Nose, which offers spectacular Andean scenery along the way. Continue to Cuenca. On the way visit the largest Inca site of Ecuador, the ruins of Ingapirca.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 9

    Cuenca - Guayaquil

    Morning city tour. Explore the cobblestone streets, handsome plazas and churches of the city and visit a panama hat factory. Continue to Guayaquil and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Guayaquil

    Today is all yours to enjoy the day at leisure.

    Our recommended excursions for today is 2,5-hour city-tour through Ecuador’s largest city, you will get to know the most interesting parts of the tropical and busy pacific-metropolis. End of the roundtrip and transfer to the airport for a homebound flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $3,095 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 09 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All services on private basis
  • All services by deluxe non-smoking A/C minivan
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites and museums
  • Professional English speaking guides/assistance for all services
  • Road tolls, parking fees
  • Flight rates are not included in our rates

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Welcome to Quito
    • Full day city tour and experience the colorful history of colonial Quito
    • Visit the middle of the world monument, Mitad del Mundo
  • Visit the city of Otavalo
    • Explore South America’s largest street market
    • Visit the small village of Peguche
    • Embark on a fascinating drive on the “Avenue of Volcanoes“
    • Visit Hacienda La Alegria
  • Discover Cotopaxi Province
    • Head to Cotopaxi National Park, which is home to the perfectly symmetrical cone of the Cotopaxi volcano
    • Enjoy a hike to the Limpiopungo Lagoon
    • Discover the emerald green crater lagoon of Quilotoa
  • Visit the city of Patate
  • Transfer to Riobamba, passing by some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country
    • En-route visit Baños, Gate to the Oriente, and an idyllic town
    • Stop at the small indigenous village of Salasaca, where the Kichwa community lives
  • Take the train to Devil’s Nose, which offers spectacular Andean scenery along the way
  • Visit Cuenca and on the way to Cuenca, visit the largest Inca site of Ecuador, the ruins of Ingapirca
    • Morning city tour in Cuenca
  • Visit the city of Guayaquil.