Family Package (5 days / 4 nights)
From Quito, on the way to Hacienda Manteles we have the option to visit one of the following spots along the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes - Cotopaxi National Park, the beautiful Lake Quilotoa or the spectacular Antisana Nature Reserve. In Manteles, the owners await us with a warm welcome and a special complimentary cocktail. Once settled into our cosy rooms, we can enjoy our freshly prepared evening meal. Overnight at the Hacienda.
After breakfast we will begin our adventure on horseback to one of the following spots: San Jorge (3 hour return ride) or Hacienda Pequeña Suiza (3 hour return ride). On both routes we will horseback ride along trails surrounded by nature and breath taking views including views of the active Tungurahua Volcano. On return to the Hacienda a delicious lunch awaits us. In the afternoon we have a number of options to choose from including a hike to the Payacucho Waterfall, an agricultural tour of the Hacienda or simply a chance to sit back, relax and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Dinner and overnight at the Hacienda.
After breakfast we will visit the town of Baños, traveling along the San Francisco Ecological Tourist Route, which offers spectacular views of the Tungurahua Volcano, Llanganati National Park and the course of the Pastaza River. We will continue our journey on to the Pailón del Diablo Waterfall. After this wonderful experience we will return to the town of Baños to partake in a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we can enjoy a tour of the town and learn about some of the different handicrafts from this area such as products made from tagua (vegetable ivory) and balsa wood. Dinner and overnight at Hacienda Manteles.
After breakfast we can enjoy one of the more traditional activities offered at Hacienda Manteles – the oxen cart hay ride (approx 2 hours). This original form of transportation will take us to the area of the Canopy activity, where if wished you can undertake this exciting activity or take a walk around the surrounding area. After a hearty lunch in the Hacienda we have two options – a walk to the Payacucho Waterfall or a visit to the local Salasaca Market. In the evening we will enjoy a great farewell dinner with live music provided by a local Salasaca group.
In the morning we have a number of options to choose from including a hike to the Payacucho Waterfall, an agricultural tour of the Hacienda, mountain biking or simply a chance to sit back, relax and soak up the peaceful surroundings. After lunch at the hacienda, we return to Quito. For those who are interested in visiting other parts of Ecuador please contact us.