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Historic haciendas tour

Trace the footsteps of ecuador’s colonial past

Historic haciendas are a legacy of ancient colonial days under Spanish rule, built in picturesque parts of the Ecuadorian Andes. This tour visits two of the country’s finest examples.

  • La Cienega, situated at the slopes of the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano with 300 years of history, including an overnight visit from famous liberator Simon Bolivar.
  • Hacienda Cusin, located close to the beautiful San Pablo Lake and the Imbabura Volcano. A charmingly restored 17th century Andean estate, with wonderful gardens.

Historic haciendas tour


  • 1 passenger
  • $1795 Standard
  • 2 passengers
  • $895 Standard
  • 3 passengers
  • $795 Standard
  • 4 passengers
  • $735 Standard
  • 5 passengers
  • $695 Standard
  • 6 passengers
  • $670 Standard


  • DAY 1 Private transfer to Lasso + Free afternoon to enjoy your surroundings in the beautiful hacienda.
  • DAY 2 A full day exploring the Cotopaxi National Park on horse-back, before returning to the comfort of Hacienda La Cienega, and a welcoming open fireplace.
  • DAY 3 Private transfer to Otavalo + Free afternoon to explore the grounds and gardens at Hacienda Cusin, and acclimatize to your new surroundings.
  • DAY 4 Visit the Otavalo handicraft market + Cuicocha Lake hike + Private transfer back to Quito.

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Tour Specifications


  • Accommodation in double rooms. Triple rooms are also available should a group of odd-numbered passengers wish to avoid paying a single supplement
  • Transfers with local Spanish-speaking driver (with pickup / drop-off at hotel in Quito city)
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide at Cotopaxi, Otavalo and Cuicocha


  • Single supplement: Standard: $365
  • Pickup / drop-off at airport or in Quito valley area (this service costs extra)
  • Local entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

What Our Clients Say

Ken Juniper, USA

"This tour was definitely a big splurge for us – but well worth it. We were completely spoiled throughout our stay and it was hard to pick between the 2 haciendas as to which was the most grand and luxurious."

Sally Capes, UK

“An unforgettable trip and a great price for everything that was included!”