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Otavalo Ride

Accommodations for Otavalo Ride

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

The Hacienda is a restored 17th century Andean estate at 8,500 feet, 90 minutes north of Quito and 20 minutes south from the famous market town of Otavalo. The Equatorial line and snowcapped Cayambe Mountain are 30 minutes away. The hacienda's terracotta-tile roofs, winding cobblestone pathways, courtyards and perennial gardens nestle beneath a deep blue sky in a wide, pastoral lake valley. Nearby, the often snowcapped 15,000-foot Cotacachi volcano is reflected in Lago San Pablo. An ancient lakebed, cool nights and a predictable equatorial sun have conspired with avid gardeners to create several acres of ever-blooming gardens which include belladonna, bougainvillea, agapantha, acanthas, foxgloves, orchids and palms that attract over 50 species of birds.

Individually decorated guestrooms and garden cottages, with private bathrooms with oversize towels and toiletries, are furnished with selected fine Andean crafts, king-size beds with hand woven bed-covers, antiques, writing desks and views of prolific perennial gardens and often snow-capped mountains. Most of the guestrooms have garden access and a log-fire for cool evenings. Electricity, 110 v., plugs as in U.S.A.

Public rooms such as Salon Bolivar, Salon Cotacachi, Sala de Lectura, library (where tea is served all day), dining room and refectory, are antique furnished and have log-burning fireplaces.
Relax in the uniquely furnished Salon Bolivar, the cozy bar, or the library and garden reading room with French windows that look onto an adobe-walled garden and lawns under an ancient cedro tree. Enjoy Ecuadorian and International cuisine in a dining room with antique wall tapestries and chandeliers, dinner by candlelight and a log fire. 

Laundry is available for an additional fee. WIFI is available in the main house and the library.

Television/ VCR viewing rooms with 200 selected feature documentary video films.
Telephone, fax, email, copy machine, overhead projector, 35mm projectors, VCRs.
Conference room seating 55 / 100 for presentation, 4 seminar rooms
Library and game room (ping pong and pool table)

The Garden
A grand 7 acres with 58 species of plans attract 49 species of birds. The black soil and predictable equatorial sun have created seven acres of ever blooming gardens. Annuals have become perennials. The library's French windows look onto a large, walled, ever blooming garden filled with lawns, deep yellow blossoms of the cholan tree, palm, belladonna, bougainvillea, foxgloves, hollyhocks and orchids.


By request

Room Occupancy
Single and triple rooms are available at request.
Single supplement is only mandatory for those who are not willing to share.

All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on your last day. Dress code is casual by day, smart-casual for dinner.
Delicious Ecuadorian and European meals are served. Vegetables and fruits are locally grown. Menus based on local soups and appetizers and International styles for the main dish.

Breakfast: 7 — 9:30 a.m.
We serve fresh juices and bread with homemade jams, eggs, pancakes, premium Ecuadorian coffee and international breakfast classics.

Lunch: 12:30 — 3:00 p.m.
A range of famous Ecuadorian soups, salads from our organic vegetable gardens, nutritious quinoa and premium meat, as well as lighter options of sandwiches and lovingly-prepared salads are available. Desserts are also a highlight.

Dinner: 7—9:00 p.m.
A three-course meal inspired by Ecuador’s finest ingredients and international influences, prepared by dedicated local chefs is something to look forward to come nightfall, with well-chosen international wines and local coffee to round off dinner at the hacienda.

The dining room water is potable. Alcohol is not included on the trip, but can be purchased for an additional fee.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Otavalo Ride
Tour Code: IT-ECSR02
5 days / 4 nights ~$885.00
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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2023 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip 1 /7 Reserve
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Tack: Ecuadorian (similar to Western)
Horses: Creole, Peruvian
Pace: Moderate with trots and some short can...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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