Ecuadorian Andes: The Meaning of Awe

For the adventurous, there's no shortage of challenges in the Ecuadorian Andes. Trekking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, river rafting, bird watching and countless other activities await.
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Quito Day Tours

"Quito Day Tours" offer plenty of options – from day trips around the capital city to the Otavalo Indigenous Market, Papallacta Hot Springs, Mindo cloud forest, Cotopaxi Volcano, a helicopter tour, a "Wine and Roses" tour, a "Foodie" culinary tour, horseback riding programs, and tours that focus on mountain biking, hot air ballooning, birdwatching and more!

An Andean-Cowboy-Style Tour of Cotopaxi

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US$100
An Andean-Cowboy-Style Tour
Explore the lunar landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands on horseback
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Cloud Forest Tour

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US$124
Cloud Forest Tour
This excursion is a day of adventure in nature that takes you everywhere from whitewater tubing and zip-lining, to a butterfly farm and birdwatching
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Days of Wine and Roses Tour

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US$140
Days of Wine and Roses
What could be more romantic than visiting one of Ecuador's world famous rose farms, followed by a tour of Ecuadorian vineyards for wine tasting?
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Ecuadorian Cuisine: A Feast for the Senses

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US$140
Ecuadorian Cuisine
Welcome to Surtrek culinary day tours that focus on amazing fruits, seafood, coffee, cacao, spices and so much more.
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A Helicopter Tour of Ecuador – From One Hour to One Day

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US$2,600
Helicopter Tour of Ecuador
Our Helicopter Tour of Ecuador allows you to visit the Amazon in the morning, look into an Andean volcano at noon and watch the sunset on the Pacific Coast
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Tour Historic Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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US$48
Historic Quito
When in the Ecuadorian capital, the perfect way to spend the morning is to take our city tour of the colonial district – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Horseback riding day tour from Quito

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US$100
Horseback Riding
Hacienda La Alegria is located an hour from Quito, close enough for you to enjoy a full day of horseback riding and still return to your hotel before night
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Hot Air Balloon Tours in Ecuador

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US$240
Hot Air Balloon Tours
Why not get a bird's eye view of the world's most diverse country? We offer tailor-made hot air balloon adventures across the country.
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The Middle of the World Tour at the Equatorial Line

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US$48
Middle of the World Tour
A fascinating experience at the Middle of the World, the actual equatorial line, where you can straddle the two hemispheres.
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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tour & Equatorial Monument Visit

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US$129
Mindo and Equatorial Monument
Visit Mindo's cloud forest region and straddle the planet's two hemispheres at the Middle of The World.
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Mountain Biking Day Tours in Ecuador

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US$80
Mountain Biking Tours
Whether you prefer uphill, downhill, level-ground, on-road or off-ride cycling, we have some great mountain biking options for any age or experience level.
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Otavalo Indigenous Market, one of the best known in Latin America

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US$121
Otavalo Market
Saturday is the big market day in Otavalo, and the best day to visit Ecuador's principal indigenous market, the largest in all of Latin America
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Papallacta Hot Springs ...in the Ecuadorian Andes

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US$124
Papallacta Hot Springs
For those in Ecuador seeking rest and relaxation, we suggest a visit to these soooothing hot springs – just over an hour from Quito.
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Quito City-tour and Straddling the Equatorial Line

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US$119
Quito City - Equatorial Line
Venture through the most expansive and best preserved historic district in the Americas before straddling the earth’s two hemispheres on the equatorial line.
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River Rafting Day Tours departing from Quito

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US$194
River Rafting Day Tour
River rafting day tours down the Toachi, Blanco or Quijos rivers are convenient introductions to the waterways of Ecuador since they’re so close to Quito.
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Volcano, Glacier and Mountain Climbing

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US$132
Volcano Tours
At Surtrek, we got our start in the mountains, so we're experienced at arranging excellent volcano, glacier and rock climbing excursions.
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Andean Tours

During the Spanish colonial epoch, the Ecuadorian Andes were divided into large estates, each with their own “hacienda” (country estate or ranch). A number of these still exiting haciendas continue in that rich architectural tradition with their structures having been renovated into boutique hotels in amazing settings.

Andean Adventure and Nature in Ecuador

4D 3N From

US$872
Andean Adventure & Nature
If you are up for the natural splendor and adventures of Ecuador complemented by a host of cultural exchanges and experiences, this journey is for you.
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 Culture and Nature in the Ecuadorian Andes

4D 3N From

US$1,107
Andean Culture & Nature
This tour, focusing on culture and nature in the Ecuadorian Andes, offers you an encounter with one of the most culturally and biologically diverse regions of the planet.
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The Best of the Ecuadorian Highlands

13D 12N From

US$5,352
Best of Ecuadorian Highlands
Consisting of two parallel Andean cordilleras that make up the longest mountain chain in the world — with some of the planet's most impressive summits — the Andes provide unparalleled trekking opportunities for backpackers and sight-seers alike.
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Cotopaxi Volcano Adventure

9D 8N From

US$1,875
Cotopaxi Volcano Adventure
Rising majestically over the Andean highland countryside — reaching more than 31/2 miles above sea level — the Cotopaxi mountain is Ecuador’s highest active volcanoes.
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Cultures, Crafts & Traditions in the Ecuadorian Andes

4D 3N From

US$800
Cultures, Crafts and Traditions
This journey will take you through indigenous markets, into local villages where you can meet traditional healers, and to communities with their own histories and traditions.
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Discovering the Ecuadorian Andes

8D 7N From

US$2,750
Discover Ecuadorian Andes
This 12-day tour of the highlands region (also known as La Sierra) will take you everywhere from volcanoes and snow capped mountains, to green valleys with impressive colonial cities like Quito and Cuenca, the 'Devil's Nose' train routeand more.
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Highlands of Ecuador Charming Haciendas

12D 11N From

US$5,218
Highlands of Ecuador
This tour will take you from Otavalo, the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the “Avenue of the Volcanoes,” the "World Heritage Site" of Cuenca, Cotopaxi Volcano, the high altitude Cajas National Park, as well as to the coastal city of Guayaquil.
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The Ecuadorian Andes: Discover the Meaning of Awe

4D 3N From

US$747
The Ecuadorian Andes
Combining stays at colonial-period haciendas situated in picturesque mountain settings, this tour offers contact with one of the most awe-inspiring regions on earth.
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Train Cruise Tour: The New Train Adventure in Ecuador

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US$236
The Train Cruise Tour
This elegantly restored locomotive is a stylish mode of transportation for going on a 4-day cross-country tour of Ecuador, from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Coast.
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Andes Hotels

The Ecuadorian Andes — that stretch of mountain range filled with vibrant indigenous markets, colonial cities, misty cloud forests, and towering summits (as well serving as a jumping-off point for your Galapagos cruise) — offers an awe-inspiring array of natural and cultural wonders.

Surtrek can recommend a good selection of fine quality Quito hotels for you, from luxury boutique hotels to international chains – all at the very best prices! Our "Quito Hotels" site offers you not only the best accommodations in town, but also the best packages and prices.

Anahi Boutique Hotel

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US$130
Anahi Boutique Hotel
A small all-suite boutique hotel situated in the lively Mariscal district of Quito, suitable for couples wanting a luxurious oasis in the very heart of the city.
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Casa Aliso Boutique Hotel

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US$168
Casa Aliso Boutique Hotel
For those wanting to be close to city life yet desiring a more refined, delightfully secluded atmosphere.
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Dann Carlton Hotel

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US$186
Dann Carlton Hotel
A luxury, modern hotel located in the commercial center of Quito, the Dann Carlton is a good choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
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Hacienda Chillo Jijon

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US$299
Hacienda Chillo Jijon
This luxurious hacienda is more like a manor house whose owners receive preferred guests rather than tourists. Perfect for those travelers who like an exclusive style of pampering.
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Hacienda Rumiloma

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US$429
Hacienda Rumiloma
Situated in an Andean cloud forest overlooking Quito from almost a mile above.
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Hotel Quito

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US$165
Hotel Quito
This 4-star hotel has all the comforts of a modern hotel while offering captivating views of Quito. A good choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
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Hotel Sheraton

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US$272
Hotel Sheraton
Whether you want a relaxing vacation or a peaceful night’s sleep for a meeting
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Ecuador's JW Marriott Quito Hotel

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US$270
Marriott
With all the amenities one would expect from this internationally distinguished hotel, JW Marriott Quito is an excellent choice for business travelers as well as vacationers.
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Nü House Boutique Hotel

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US$183
Nü House Hotel
With its modern design, attentive staff, and incomparable location, Nü house is the perfect destination for both the leisure and business traveler.
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Quito's Plaza Grande Hotel

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US$672
Plaza Grande
As its name suggests, the five-star Plaza Grande boutique hotel — considered the finest in Quito — is situated on the main plaza of Quito’s historic “Old Town,” opposite the city’s main cathedral and near the Presidential Palace itself.
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Quito's Swissotel Hotel

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US$324
Swissôtel
Popular with business and vacation travelers alike, Swissotel Quito is located in the heart of the city's commercial center
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Zentrum Hotel

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US$34
Zentrum Hotel
For a typical German atmosphere providing all the basic features you need – like comfortable rooms and cozy beds.
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Quito's Cafe Cultura Hotel

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US$119
Cafe Cultura
Boasting a certain Latin bohemian-chic, Cafe Cultura is very popular with the fashionably “hip and happening” traveling crowd.
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Quito's Casa Gangotena Hotel

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US$484
Casa Gangotena
Casa Gangotena combines contemporary design and modern technology with ultra-modern and antique furnishings to create exquisite comfort within a stylish boutique hotel in Quito´s historic district.
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Fuente de Piedra I

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US$60
Fuente de Piedra I
Located close to the attractions of Quito's tourist area, this simple hotel offers clean comfortable accommodations for the budget-conscious traveler.
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Hacienda la Carriona

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US$119
Hacienda la Carriona
This charming 200-year-old family-run hacienda is the perfect spot from which to explore Quito and Cotopaxi National Park. Suitable for couples and families who want a peaceful setting.
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Hilton Colon Hotel

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US$282
Hilton Colon Hotel
A world-respected hotel and the winner of the 2013 TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence Award'.
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Hotel Rio Amazonas

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US$121
Hotel Rio Amazonas
A reference of luxury and hospitality.
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Quito's Le Parc Hotel

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US$363
Le Parc Hotel
In Quito's avante garde, Le Parc is an all-suite boutique hotel, uniquely decorated in a contemporary style – ideal for couples.
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Mercure Alameda Hotel

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US$191
Mercure Alameda
This elegant hotel boasts the most privileged location in the city: Where business, shopping and culture are just outside the door and the picturesque sights of the Ecuadorian Andes only minutes away.
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Quito's Patio Andaluz Hotel

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US$264
Patio Andaluz
This intimate, colonial-style boutique hotel is popular with travelers who want to immerse themselves in Quito's historic ambiance
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Radisson Royal Hotel

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US$218
Radisson Royal
A luxury hotel connected to the World Trade Center and centrally located in Quito's most exclusive financial and residential district.
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Vieja Cuba Hotel

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US$72
Vieja Cuba Hotel
This beautiful ex-colonial house has been tastefully converted into a small boutique inn, decorated in keeping with its name: 'Old Cuba.' Perfect for couples or families.
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We have selected only the best hotels in Cuenca, one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador.

Carvallo Hotel

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US$135
Carvallo Hotel
This small boutique hotel was once a colonial house but has been sympathetically restored, still displaying hints of the past but with modern facilities. It offers single, double or triple rooms.
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Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca

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US$141
Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca
The Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca is on one of the banks of the Tomebamba River, in a residential area of the city of Cuenca.
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Mansion Alcazar Hotel

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US$135
Mansion Alcazar
This beautifully restored mansion’s exquisite interior design, carefully chosen furniture, objects d’art and wonderful crystal chandeliers evoke a bygone era. A perfect choice for travelers who appreciate only the very best.
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Santa Lucia Hotel
Santa Lucia Hotel
Located in one of Cuenca’s most historic buildings, this hotel has been restored to blend its colonial history with all the modern convenience. Suitable for couples, families, or small groups.
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El Dorado Hotel

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US$135
El Dorado
Located near the main square of downtown Cuenca, this modern hotel provides 'all the simple things that make life sweet.'
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Inca Real Hotel
Inca Real Hotel
Situated in the colonial center of Cuenca, this is a traditional 19th century colonial manor that was tastefully turned into a hotel.
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San Juan Hotel

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US$116
San Juan Hotel
This boutique hotel has been lovingly restored and is renowned for its high level of service and value for the money. Suitable for business or leisure travelers, couples and families.
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Victoria Hotel

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US$92
Victoria Hotel
A grand 17th-century house on the barrancos (cliffs) overlooking the Tomebamba River in Cuenca (A UNESCO-declared 'World Heritage Site').
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A special selection of the best Hotels around Mindo Cloud Forest, one of the most diverse regions in Ecuador and also in the whole world.

Arasha Rainforest Resort & Spa

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US$159
Arasha Rainforest Resort & Spa
"The finest resort in Ecuador" according to several prestigious international tourism organizations
Highlights
  • The most biodiverse spot on the globe
  • Great SPA
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The Birdwatcher’s House
Birdwatcher’s House
This lodge has breathtaking views and incredible biodiversity right at its doorstep; specially designed for bird watching and photographers.
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Mashpi Lodge

3D 2N From

US$1,374
Mashpi Lodge
Dubbed 'The world's most luxurious new jungle retreat' by Forbes Magazine, Mashpi Lodge has met all its 5-star expectations for those traveling for comfort as well as intimate contact with nature.
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Septimo Paraiso

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US$112
Septimo Paraiso
A 100% ecological country lodge where eco-tourism is done 1st class.
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Bellavista Lodge

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US$96
Bellavista Lodge
This lodge offers a unique stay above the forest canopy, within some of its 15 comfortable rooms.
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Cabañas San Isidro
Cabañas San Isidro
A place renowned for its bird diversity and great nature photo location.
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Sachatamia Lodge

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US$69
Sachatamia Lodge
This comfortable lodge offers a wonderful insight into the life of Mindo’s hummingbirds and is a great base for exploring the surrounding cloud forest.
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Sumak Pakari Lodge

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US$55
Sumak Pakari Lodge
The year-round mild temperatures and the extraordinary plant and animal life are just a few distinctions that make this lodge so desirable.
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Ecuador's haciendas in the highlands of Ecuador are a good starting point for excursions in the surrounding and listen to the old histories while sitting in front of the fireplace.

Cotopaxi Pungo Finca Hotel
Cotopaxi Pungo Finca
For an experience combining adventure, nature and the culture of the Andes
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Hacienda Abraspungo

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US$87
Hacienda Abraspungo
Located just outside the Ecuadorian city of Riobamba (between Quito and Cuenca), this picturesque hacienda is an ideal overnight stopover for those traveling along the 'Avenue of the Volcanoes'.
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Hacienda Cusin

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US$147
Hacienda Cusin
In a peaceful setting near the famous indigenous crafts-market town of Otavalo, the 400-year-old Hacienda Cusin is an ideal getaway -- possessing the charm of a restored colonial home in the middle of well-landscaped gardens.
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Hacienda Hato Verde

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US$135
Hacienda Hato Verde
The rich Ecuadorian hacienda tradition has been maintained at Hato Verde, where the house had been remodeled by the current owners in strict keeping with original materials and techniques.
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Hacienda La Cienega

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US$75
Hacienda La Cienega
A historic 400-year old mansion surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
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Hacienda Manteles

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US$120
Hacienda Manteles
Located six miles from Baños, this hacienda is considered one of the most beautiful in Ecuador. With a reputation for good food and service, it has its own primary cloud forest reserve.
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Hacienda Santa Ana

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US$147
Hacienda Santa Ana
Looking out from the hotel's large picture windows, guests can enjoy a unique view of the different volcanoes and mountains in the area.
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Hacienda Zuleta

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US$221
Hacienda Zuleta
A great opportunity to relax in luxury conditions while experiencing life on an working farm of an authentic Ecuadorian hacienda.
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Hotel SPA Luna Runtun

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US$220
Luna Runtun
Perched high in the mountains above the town of Baños, this hotels offers amazing views, luxury comforts and the pampering of a full-service spa.
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Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

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US$244
San Agustin de Callo
This beautifully restored, historic hacienda is a popular choice for travelers who want to stay near Cotopaxi National Park.
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Ecuador SPA Resort Termas de Papallacta

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US$174
Termas de Papallacta
An ideal spot for travelers wishing to combine relaxation in a hot springs/spa with outside adventure
Highlights
  • Hot pools ranges from 36º to 40ºC/97º to 104ºF
  • Horse-riding
  • Whitewater rafting 
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Cuello de Luna Hotel

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US$68
Cuello de Luna
A center for mountain climbing acclimatization and a good starting-point for scaling the Cotopaxi Volcano.
Highlights

Cotopaxi Volcano

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Hacienda Chorlavi

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US$87
Hacienda Chorlavi
For the past 40 years the hacienda has served as a hotel that welcomes travelers from all over the world.
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Hacienda El Porvenir

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US$114
Hacienda El Porvenir
A traditional Ecuadorian hacienda on 11,000 acres of land with stunning views, El Porvenir is suitable for groups, families and couples who want a taste of authentic Andean 'cowboy life.'
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Hacienda La Alegria

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US$111
Hacienda La Alegria
The a perfect place for a horseback riding vacation and for absorbing Ecuadorian working farm life in the Andes.
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Hacienda Leito

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US$92
Hacienda Leito
This 300-year-old whitewashed hacienda is full of history, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and possesses a spectacular view of the Tungurahua Volcano. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside.
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Hacienda Pinsaqui

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US$131
Hacienda Pinsaqui
A beautifully restored hacienda offering comfortable, spacious accommodations, ideally located for a visit to the Otavalo indigenous artisans' market.
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Hacienda Yanahurco - Ecuador Andean Hostel

2D 1N From

US$200
Hacienda Yanahurco
Riding in style in Ecuador.
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Hotel Casa de Hacienda La Jimenita

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US$98
Hotel Casa de Hacienda La Jimenita
A family atmosphere full of history and warmth is the distinctive hallmark of the Hotel Casa de Hacienda "La Jimenita"
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Samari Spa Resort

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US$187
Samari Spa Resort
This elegant and luxurious spa resort is located close to Ecuador's 'adventure tourism' town of Baños...perfect also for those seeking serious relaxation and pampering.
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Hotel Spa La Mirage

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US$366
Spa La Mirage
A beautifully decorated rooms and suites, a lavish spa, delicious cuisine and peaceful setting all combine to make this 5-star Relais and Chateaux Hotel a pure delight. Perfect for that very special occasion.
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