HACIENDA RETREATS

Ishpingo Tours has selected a unique group of Ecuadorian highland haciendas all rich in history and cultural heritage that offer to take you on an exhilarating trip back in time. Many have been in same for numerous generations and have witnessed the most important events that have made Ecuador the fascinating destination it is today. Join us on an Andean adventure where, whether on horseback, train or participating in adventure sports like mountain biking or even day-to-day life on a working farm, you will have contact with local people and experience first hand their way of life while learning how these marvelous pre-colonial and colonial haciendas are working in conservation and the preservation of timeless traditions striving to enrich the lives of the people who call this region home.


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Sacha Jí


Sacha Jí is not strictly a hacienda, but we are so in love with the design and overall philosophy of this hotel that we just had to include it. A superb wellness retreat set in stunning surroundings.

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Hacienda La Alegría


For horse and nature lovers alike, Hacienda La Alegría, well-known for its warm, traditional hospitality, is sure to meet your expectations. Located in the heart of Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes and built in 1911 by an Italian architect, the recently restored house offers all the luxuries and comforts of home in a beautiful Andean setting.

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Hacienda Cusín


Hacienda Cusín, a beautifully restored 17th century Andean estate, dates back to 1602 when it was first purchased at auction from Phillip II, King of Spain. At that time, the property amounted to approximately 100,000 acres. Today, this charming hacienda provides personalized attention and everything required for an Andean adventure in style and comfort.

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Hacienda Zuleta


Hacienda Zuleta’s beautiful grounds are full of history dating back to the year 700 A.D. Once home to the ancient Caranqui people and later Galo Plaza Lasso, a former president of Ecuador, the hacienda is now a working dairy farm. Other projects include a Condor rescue centre and handicraft production that supports the local community.

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