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Northern Andes

The Andes to the north of Quito are home to beautiful scenery, colourful Indian markets and Hacienda Zuleta, a truly fabulous hacienda, described by National Geographic as one of their top 129 Hotels in the World and by Outside Magazine as ‘One of the Top Ten Finds in the World’.

If you have time and your budget allows, this place really is a must. Otavalo Market, which lies in the same region, is one of the largest and most colourful markets in the Andes, with fantastic handicrafts.

Hacienda CusinHacienda Cusin

Nestled in Ecuador’s Northern Andes, around 20 minutes away from the famous Otavalo market, Hacienda Cusin is one of Ecuador’s oldest haciendas and was converted into a charming country house hotel in 1990, preserving its history and ambience. The terracotta tile roofs, winding cobblestone pathways, courtyards and perennial gardens all add to the charm. There are 43 cosy rooms, suites and cottages, all with garden and snow-capped mountain views... Find out more »

Hacienda ZuletaHacienda Zuleta

A true Andean Shangri-La, we can’t recommend this place highly enough. Without a doubt our favourite place in Ecuador’s Andes, and a fabulous place to relax and soak up some Andean culture at the beginning or the end of a Galapagos trip. Hacienda Zuleta was formerly a private home (of Ecuadorean President Galo Plaza) whose descendants opened the hacienda to guests only a decade ago. The rooms are exquisitely decorated and individually styled... Find out more »

Southern Andes

Some of Ecuador’s most dramatic scenery is in the Andes to the south of Quito, in the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’, including the imposing snow-capped peaks of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

The area is also rich in folklore. From here you take one of the most famous train journeys in the world through the Nariz del Diablo (the Devil’s Nose), offering not just a thrilling ride, but spectacular views of the area. Further south is the beautiful city of Cuenca which not only has a rich artistic and indigenous culture but is also crossed by four rivers and surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Hacienda San Agustin del CalloHacienda San Agustin del Callo

Built on the site of an Incan palace, later turned into an Augustinian Convent and also temporary home to the French Geodisic Mission whose visit to Ecuador in 1742 helped helped determine the true shape of the earth, Hacienda San Augustine is steeped in history. A former home of an Ecuadorean president, this beautiful Hacienda has been fully restored to its former glory. The views of the beautiful snowcapped Cotopaxi volcano are spectacular on a clear day... Find out more »

Hacienda Hato Verde Hacienda Hato Verde

A charming colonial house, in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Cotopaxi Volcano. A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere pervades the hacienda, which is both warm and welcoming and provides a great base to explore the area around Cotopaxi either on foot, or on horseback. Cesar and Maria the owners of the Hacienda are hands on in looking after guests and ensure guests feel at home. Another great bonus is the Hacienda has its own private entrance to Cotopaxi National Park... Find out more »

Mansion Alcazar HotelMansion Alcazar Hotel

If you feel like experiencing some old style Ecuadorean republican luxury in a beautiful setting with fantastic service designed to make you feel right at home, then this is the place. Relax in the beautiful gardens or sip champagne in the champagne lounge and soak up the atmosphere. Set in the heart of the city of Cuenca, a World Heritage Site with stunning Andean scenery and 14th and 15th century architecture, this hotel is filled with beautiful colonial art... Find out more »

Hotel Crespo Hotel Crespo

The beautiful River Tomebamba runs past the foot of this 50 year old hotel. The rooms are comfortable with traditional furniture and have great views across the river. The staff at the hotel are very welcoming and helpful. Good location, just 15 minutes walk to the centre of town with a number of nearby restaurants and bars...
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San Pedro de Riobamba San Pedro de Riobamba

Set in the heart of Riobamba’s downtown, this hotel makes the perfect stop over for anyone travelling on Ecuador’s famous ‘Devil’s Nose’ train journey. With very friendly, welcoming and personalised service, the hotel was originally the house of a worker from the Ecuadorean railway which has been fully rebuilt and refurbished whilst keeping its original colonial style...
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