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Zuleta Valley Getaway

Accommodations for Zuleta Valley Getaway

This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

This beautiful estate is owned by the descendents of former Ecuadorian president, Galo Plaza. The hacienda offers all the comforts of a well-establish hotel. Here you are a guest of the Plaza family and you are welcomed as such.
The hacienda has 2 standard rooms, 9 deluxe rooms, 8 junior suites and 2 suites. All rooms are located in the main building (dating back to 1691) and come with a fireplace as well as a private bath tub (with hair dryer and toiletries). Rooms are decorated with hand-embroidered linens and feature beautiful garden views. On cold nights, we provide you with a hot water bottle in your bed, to keep it warm. There is wireless internet in all rooms to keep you connected to the outside world, if you wish to.  
You will be invited to relax at your leisure in the cozy reading and living rooms, which have entertained their own entourage of famous visitors including past presidents and dignitaries. 

You can use our laundry service for an additional cost.

Standard Room (12-15 m²)
These rooms all come with a Queen size bed, a desk, chairs, a fireplace, a cupboard and luggage rack. No extra bed possible.

Deluxe Room (20 m²)
These rooms all come with a Queen size bed (or twin beds), a desk, chairs, a fireplace, a cupboard and luggage rack. An extra bed can be added.

Junior Suite (30 m²)
These rooms all come with a King size bed (or twin beds), a desk, chairs, a sofa, a fireplace, a cupboard and 2 large luggage racks. An extra bed can be added.

Suite (42 )
These rooms all come with their own living room with 2 sofas, a desk, chairs, a fireplace, a cupboard and 2 large luggage racks. An extra bed can be added.

General Amenities of the Hacienda
  • Main Living Room (Information folders & books, Tea & coffee table, Fireplace and Honor Bar)
  • Library Living Room (Tea & coffee table,1.500 books in five languages, Fireplace and Winter garden with view to the stables)
  • Activity Room (Trail maps, Water bottle refilling station, Wellington boots,  Newsboard with recommendations, Direct TV and video library and Table games)
  • Hummingbird Patio (Sun chairs and sitting areas, Ten varieties of hummingbirds and Bar service)
  • Wellness Center (Sauna, Steam bath, Japanese bath & Massages)
Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory is we cannot find another rider to share.

All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on your last day.

As your dining experience unfolds; you will be impressed by the Hacienda’s sustainability. It is a self-sufficient farm, producing its own rainbow trout, organic vegetables, cheese, etc... Delicious snacks like banana cake, farm made cheeses, fresh juice or anything else you could think of are served in the living rooms all day long. The meals will be typical Ecuadorian "family" cuisine. Virtually everything gracing the table comes fresh from Zuleta’s rich earth and is carefully prepared by hand. Fresh milk and cream from Zuleta’s dairy cows are offered daily. Handmade cheeses are produced from the farm’s fresh milk and carefully crafted in the small factory near the guest house. Rainbow trout are caught moments before melting in your mouth. Freshly churned butter melts over warm bread baked from wheat harvested on the Hacienda. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables are picked from the expansive garden to make unforgettable salads and freshly squeezed juices.
In addition, gourmet picnic lunches with fine wine and cheeses are provided for all-day excursions.

Meals are served in the main family dining room where you will be able to meet members of the family and other guests; or if you prefer privacy, we can also arrange tables in a private dining hall.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to vegetarians if given prior notice.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Zuleta Valley Getaway
Tour Code: IT-ECSR11
4 days / 3 nights
Dates : Available all Year

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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2024 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip - Standard Room 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip - Deluxe Room 2 /10 Reserve
C 2024 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip - Junior Suite 2 /10 Reserve
D 2024 01/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip - Suite 2 /10 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: The South American tack utilized is ve...
Horses: Zuletenan breed; a mixture between And...
Pace: Slow moderate with trots and canters a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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