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Ecuadorian Haciendas & Indian Markets

2 & 3-Day Extensions

Otavalo Overnight - Cotopaxi Hacienda Tour - Hacienda San Agustin de Callo
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Otavalo Overnight Tour
2-Day Extension - Daily Departures
Pinsaqui Hacienda groundsDay 1: Quito to Otavalo - Drive north through the Awakening Valley to Ibarra, noted for wood carvers and artisans. Stops will be made en route at the bread-doll factories of Calderon and San Pablo Lake. Take time to explore and shop, and by all means, bargain! Parador Cusin BedroomOvernight at the 16th century Pinsaqui Hacienda (left) or the quaint Cusin Hacienda (right). These colonial gems give guests the opportunity to stay in an authentic hacienda, while enjoying the comforts of a full-service hotel. Upgrade is quoted for La Mirage. Lunch and dinner are included. (B, L, D)
Day 2: Otavalo Market/ Return to Quito - After an early breakfast, head to the renowned market at Otavalo. Woven textiles, embroidery, ceramic pots, jewelry, leather goods, belts, bread dough figurines, ponchos, hammocks and hand-knit wool sweaters are only a hint of what you’ll find. Bargain, bargain, bargain! Enjoy a delicious lunch before your return drive to Quito. Overnight in selected hotel in Quito is NOT included. (B, L)

Cotopaxi Hacienda Tour
3-Day Extension – Daily

Cotopaxi Volcano, EcuadorDay 1: Quito to Cotopaxi You will be met in Quito by a representative of the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo and transferred to this remarkable hacienda about one hour south of Quito, nestled at the foot of Cotopaxi Volcano. (L, D)
Day 2: Cotopaxi National Park Enjoy a full-day excursion to Cotopaxi National Park, nestled in the shadow of Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, (19,000 feet). You will see many and varied species of flora and fauna as you traverse the different ecosystems from valley floor to cloud forest to high altitude desert. Lunch is provided by the hacienda. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Cotopaxi to Quito Morning at leisure to enjoy the activities at the hacienda before your afternoon transfer back to Quito. Activities available include horseback riding, hiking in the "paramo" and long walks along country roads, fishing at nearby streams and visits to an artisan village in Tigua, or the market towns of Saquisili (market on Thursdays), Pujili (market on Sundays) and Latacunga (market Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) and to a nearby rose plantation. (B, L)


Hacienda San Agustin de Callo
Hacienda San Agustin de CalloLocated an easy hour and a half from Quito, Hacienda San Agustin de Callo was built on the site of an important Inca Palace and has an historic and storied history. Since the 15th century it has served as an Inca fortress, Augustinian convent and temporary home for the French Geodesic mission. It has belonged to the Plaza family since 1921. The main courtyard is composed of three distinct styles: Inca (15th century), Colonial (16th century) and Republican (19th century). The main house, called the Inca House, has two suites and three double rooms.
The Mulalo Suite: Bedroom with queen size bed; drawing room with sofa bed; stereo and direct TV; three fireplaces including one in the bathroom with antique claw foot tub.
The Inca Tambo Suite: Bedroom with queen size bed and adjoining room with sofa or two single beds;
direct TV; fireplaces in bedroom and bathroom; part of one wall is an Inca wall.
The Geodesic Room: Queen bed; fireplace in bedroom and bathroom.
The French Room: Queen bed; fireplace in bedroom and bathroom.
The Gorditas (Round Ladies) Room: Queen bed; fireplace warms bathtub area.