Otavalo Hacienda Stay

Overview

This exciting five day trip offers you an fascinating cultural immersion. You start the adventure in vibrant Quito, before taking in the colourful markets of Otavalo where you can shop for handicrafts made by local artisans, chat to friendly locals and try some delicious food. You will drive on the famous Pan-American Highway, visit local communities, and pass by snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and beautiful lakes. You can practice your bartering skills at the many markets, learn of local cultures, witness stunning architecture and immerse yourself in a beautiful and deep history in one of the most fascinating places in Latin America.

TRIP CODE
ECTSOHS
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
5 Days
LOCATIONS
Ecuador

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Accommodation with breakfast

Tours as stated on the itinerary

Airport transfers as stated on the itinerary

Meals as stated on the itinerary

Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$160 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details.

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard ECTSOHS-STD AUD 1255
Superior ECTSOHS-SUP AUD 1470


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Superior
 Hacienda Pinsaqui - Otavalo
Standard Room
In the heart of Ecuador's lake district, Hacienda Pinsaqui, rich with centuries of history, invites you to become part of its magic, tradition, romance and legends. Hacienda Pinsaqui is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital. Its location also allows effortless access to the region's many attractions: the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, as well as the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages like Cotacachi. Each room is unique and has a character all of its own. There are 30 suites with fireplaces that comfortably accommodate up to five people. Within the rooms you will find sheepskin rugs, heavy blankets and pieces of traditional art. Most rooms have a view overlooking the lovely gardens behind the hacienda.
 
 Patio Andaluz - Quito
Standard Room
Hotel Patio Andaluz, an elegant Boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic 'Quito Antiguo' and declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, is surrounded by churches, museums and national monuments. The hotel is an official National Treasure and holds centuries of history within its walls. Revolutionary actors, historic figures, presidents and thinkers had passed through its patios and corridors. Experience the hotel yourself and enjoy the elegance and comfort that this boutique hotel gives you, with its great arches, balconies and attics. Experience the colonial times through its corridors that have witnessed Ecuadorian history since the end of the XVI century.
Standard
 Hacienda Pinsaqui - Otavalo
Standard Room
In the heart of Ecuador's lake district, Hacienda Pinsaqui, rich with centuries of history, invites you to become part of its magic, tradition, romance and legends. Hacienda Pinsaqui is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital. Its location also allows effortless access to the region's many attractions: the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, as well as the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages like Cotacachi. Each room is unique and has a character all of its own. There are 30 suites with fireplaces that comfortably accommodate up to five people. Within the rooms you will find sheepskin rugs, heavy blankets and pieces of traditional art. Most rooms have a view overlooking the lovely gardens behind the hacienda.
 
 Hotel Fuente de Piedra I - Ecuador
Standard Room
This Colonial-style hotel is a 9-minute walk from the museums at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 3 km from independence monuments at Plaza de la Independencia and 4 km from the Church of the Society of Jesus. Laid-back rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, and feature free Wi-Fi, safes and TVs with cable channels. Free breakfast is provided in a casual restaurant that also serves national and international cuisine. Other amenities include a low-key bar, and 3 courtyards with gardens.

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