Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta

A family owned and run working farm in Andes, offering good guest accommodation and wide range of activities.

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador

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  • Stay in the home of a former Ecuadorian president
  • See condors at the Huasi Rehabilitation centre
  • Relax by the open fire in the sitting room
  • Experience local life in Zuleta village
  • Go walking, trekking, mountain biking and horse riding
  • Savour home-made bread and cheese

Hacienda Zuleta dates back to the 16th century and is owned and run by the family of Galo Plaza Lasso, a former president of Ecuador, who now welcome visitors to their family home as guests. There is plenty here to keep you occupied, from hiking to village visits, horse riding to bird watching.

There are standard and deluxe rooms as well as suites. All are situated in the hacienda itself and are unique in layout. The spacious accommodation is enhanced by original antiques, family pictures and modern amenities. Rooms have garden or mountain views.

During the day you can choose from a wide range of activities. There are various trails through the hacienda's 4,000 acres that can be explored on foot or by bike. Visits to Zuleta village are popular, to meet the local people and observe their way of life. You can purchase local crafts from the women's cooperative. The Condor Huasi Rehabilitation project is near the hacienda where it is possible to view these magnificent birds in close proximity. Condors can also be seen in the wild here. Horse riding is another great way to explore the area around the hacienda, with a rain poncho, rubber boots and a helmet provided, and a choice of routes and durations. You are welcome to look round the farm, the organic garden and the cheese factory.

After a busy day you can relax in the sitting room or library, with its open fireplace. Wi-fi is available. There is a self service bar for a well-earned drink. Food is traditional Ecuadorian using produce from the farm. Hearty breakfasts include pancakes, home-made bread, cereal, fruit and eggs.

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Client Rating for Ecuador 5/5 from 82 reviews

Wish we had had more time here and very happy that Paul recommended it. Loads of activity options and very friendly service.

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Hacienda Zuleta

Deluxe room at Hacienda Zuleta

A family owned and run working farm in Andes, offering good guest accommodation and wide range of activities.

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