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Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail

Accommodations for Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail

This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations.

You will sleep at some of the best preserved haciendas of South America (no two haciendas are alike but all are in exceptional locations and absolutely captivating) and charming country hotels. All accommodations are clean, very comfortable, full of character and include private rooms with en suite facilities!
Wi-Fi is usually available at all lodgings and while coverage is usually very good, we cannot guarantee it.
In case there are less than 4 riders signed up for a trip departure, clients can decide to pay the small group supplement to keep the itinerary the same or we can make some changes to the itinerary in regards to the accommodations to keep same trip rate.

Accommodation Itinerary for Normal Program - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hacienda in Zuleta Valley
Night 2: Hacienda in San Pablo
Night 3: Hacienda in Rumipamba
Night 4 & 5: Hacienda in Pedregal
Night 6: Hacienda near Cotopaxi NP
Night 7: Hacienda near Quito Airport

Hacienda in Zuleta Valley
This small hacienda has 6 twin/double rooms (all with private bathrooms), each with their own decor. Most rooms have a fireplace.

Hacienda in San Pablo
The Hacienda is a restored 17th century Andean estate located at 8,500 feet. The hacienda's terracotta-tile roofs houses decorated guestrooms furnished with selected fine Andean crafts, king-size beds, private bathrooms and views of the perennial gardens and often snow-capped mountains. Most of the guestrooms have garden access and a log-fire for cool evenings. Public rooms, the library (where tea is served all day), dining room and refectory, are antique furnished and have log-burning fireplaces. WIFI is available in the main house and the library.

Hacienda in Rumipamba
This Hacienda's architecture was inspired by the old Spanish-style haciendas and its construction was carried out with ancestral adobe techniques. Each of the 20 comfortable rooms all offer views over the surrounding volcanoes, as well as ensuite bathrooms (with toiletries and hair dryers), a safe and complimentary Wi-Fi access. 
The heat of the chimneys invites you to enjoy a good talk, a glass of wine, the landscape or your favorite book.

Hacienda in Pedregal
This Hacienda was built by Jesuits during the 16th century. It has now been restored to offer a comfortable stay to guests, while keeping its original charm. Rooms are cozy and feature unique decorations with beautiful hand wall paintings. All rooms come with private bathroom and central heating. There is a free Wi-Fi zone available in the common room.

Hacienda near Cotopaxi NP
This historic hacienda was established by the Jesuits during the 1600s. Since then, it has been restored, maintaining its original style. Each room comes with its own bathroom. There is Wi-Fi access in the common areas.

Hacienda close to Quito airport
This historic Hacienda was built during the 16th century and has been carefully restored in order to offer a comfortable stay combining history and modern facilities. The bedrooms all feature a unique decor and all have access to the central garden. Every room has an ensuite bathroom, heating, a safe and a phone. Free internet access is available in common areas. 

Room Occupancy
If you are willing to share but we are unable to find a roommate for you, a  single supplement fee usually applies.

For the normal program, all meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day

After a full day riding, as well as an excellent lunch (most days a picnic, but quite a menu, never just a sandwich), a great variety delicious home cooked dinners that reflect the very diverse Ecuadorian cuisine are served. All menus are prepared with excellent Ecuadorian produce -from the highlands, the coast and the Amazon. The dishes are not spicy but a local hot sauce is never far away!

Typical al fresco lunch includes:
-2 meats
-2 cheeses
-bread and breadsticks
-savoury snacks
-award-winning Ecuadorian chocolate
-raisins, biscuits (cookies) and sweets (candies)
-tea & coffee
-salt & pepper, olive oil & balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, spicy sauce

Dietary Restrictions
We can easily cater for vegetarians or any other dietary requirements as long as we are warned in advance.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Colonial Hacienda and Inca Trail
Tour Code: IT-ECRT03
8 days / 7 nights ~$4,175.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2023 06/10 - 06/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 07/08 - 07/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 07/15 - 07/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 08/05 - 08/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 09/02 - 09/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 09/30 - 10/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 11/04 - 11/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 11/18 - 11/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 12/02 - 12/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
A 2023 12/23 - 12/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip 4 /8 Reserve
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Airport: Quito
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