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Haciendas of Ecuador: San Agustin de Callo

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 2,372

Journey just over an hour south of Quito to find the Hacienda of San Agustin de Callo. Enjoy the deluxe accommodations built on the site of an Incan palace and explore the nearby volcanic landscape of Cotopaxi National Park, hiking crater rims and visiting Indigenous marketplaces.


This 3-day Ecuadorian vacation takes you to a hacienda south of Quito. It features deluxe accommodations, shared tours, and is an excellent add-on to a longer journey through Ecuador.

Your journey begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and the city of eternal sunshine. From Quito, head south, crossing into Cotopaxi National Park to see the snow-capped summits of Cotopaxi and Antisani. You’ll also visit Lake Limpiopungo and hike to J. Ribas Refuge for views over the volcano and surrounding peaks. That evening, reach Hacienda San Agustin de Callo, your 5-star home for the next two nights. This beautiful hacienda is built on the grounds of an old Incan palace, making it the furthest point north of Cusco to feature the Incan imperial style. Staying in the gorgeous and historic accommodations, you’ll enjoy incredible access to Cotopaxi National Park and the mountains of Ecuador.

One day, hike along the rim of Quilotoa Volcano and visit a local art gallery to get in touch with generations of artists. You’ll also visit a nearby Indigenous marketplace to barter for handmade textiles and stop off at a rose grower to learn about how Ecuador is one of the leading producers of roses in the world. You’ll then return to Quito to continue your onward travels.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 2,372

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Day 1

Quito to Cotopaxi

Depart Quito early morning and head south to the Cotopaxi National Park where, weather permitting, you will be able to see the snowcapped summits of the Cotopaxi and Antisana volcanoes.

You will also visit the Interpretation center to learn about the history of this spectacular volcano's major eruptions, as well as the local flora and fauna. Then visit Lake Limpiopungo and explore the surrounding area on foot. If you feel like a longer walk, a 2-hour hike will take you to Mt. Cotopaxi's J. Ribas refuge (4,800 m) where you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the volcano and the surrounding Andean peaks.

Later, enjoy some mountain bike riding through exclusive trails designed by mountain bikers and engineers on a fantastic journey through the heart of the Andes. You will be escorted by mountain biking guides and pampered by traditional hospitality during the whole trip. Tonight you stay at the the Hacienda San Agustin del Callo.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Hacienda San Agustin Del Callo

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    Hacienda San Agustin Del Callo



    One and a quarter hours from Quito, capital of Ecuador, stands the beautiful and little known colonial Hacienda of San Agustin de Callo. Built on the site of an Inca palace, and one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador, it is ...

    One and a quarter hours from Quito, capital of Ecuador, stands the beautiful and little known colonial Hacienda of San Agustin de Callo. Built on the site of an Inca palace, and one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador, it is the furthest point north from Cuzco that features Imperial Style construction. Featuring a garden, a restaurant and an Inca Chapel, Hacienda San Agustin de Callo offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and fireplaces in Cotopaxi. Free parking is provided. Cotopaxi national Park is 20 km away.

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    • Bicycles
    • Horseback Riding

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Day 2

Quilotoa Lagoon

Today visit the Quilotoa volcano crater, where you can appreciate the crater's serene mysterious green lake. Take the optional short walk of about 1.7 kilometers/1.1 mile along the crater's rim.

On the way back, stop to visit an art gallery in the community of Tigua, where you can see paintings representative of the folklore of this part of the Andes. The brightly colored style of the area's artists, currently the third generation, have transcended local boundaries and is now internationally renowned. Return late afternoon to the hacienda.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Cotopaxi to Quito via Local Market and Rose Plantation

After breakfast, visit a traditional indigenous marketplace in the Cotopaxi area. Local markets are part of Ecuadorian traditional culture; the places where indigenous communities buy food and accessories. This is a real contrast to how you would shop in your regular supermarkets.
*Markets take place on the following days
Tuesday: Latacunga - Wednesday - Sunday: Pujili - Thursday: Saquisili - Saturday: Zumbahua.

Then to see a world class rose producer. Ecuadorian roses are recognized as being some of the finest, and are exported to all parts of the globe. On the farm, the company produces unique, beautiful, multi colored roses for the most discerning customers. Your guide will show you the process of producing high quality roses and explain the research that has gone into producing the flowers' spectacular colors. Many products based on this beautiful blossom are also available for your enjoyment, such as: rose honey, rose sea salt, rose vinegar, rose chocolate, rose marmalade and many others.

Late afternoon you are transferred back to Quito.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 2 nights' first class accommodations
  • Meals as indicated
  • English speaking guide
  • Vsit to Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Local Market Visit
  • Daily trekking

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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