Ecuador Accommodation,
The Andes

Hacienda Zuleta


Hacienda Zuleta is a historic working farm of 4,000 acres and a 14-room hotel, situated at 2,800 metres altitude amongst magnificent Andean landscapes two hours north of Quito, producing milk and cheese and a wide variety of organic crops.

While staying at Hacienda Zuleta, learn about its history from the 16th C to today and the way of life of the Zuleta community and take part in many absorbing activities including horse riding, trekking, mountain biking and visits to the cheese and embroidery factories.

There are 14 traditionally designed rooms offering log fires, comfortable beds and private bathrooms. The hacienda is full of history and was once the home of the former Ecuadorian president Galo Plaza Lasso. There is a good trail system around the property and plenty to explore.

The landscape around the hacienda is beautiful and birdwatching guides are available to help guests spot the best species. There is an Andean condor rehabilitation centre where rescued birds can be seen up close in the aviary and also in the wild.

The dining room has good friendly service with food cooked using local recipes and ingredients produced on the farm.


Private bathrooms and dining area.

Local Wildlife

Andean condors can be seen in the wild and at the rehabilitation centre where rescued birds are sensitively rehabilitated into the wild. Many Andean birds can be seen in the area and spectacled bears, guanacos and pumas are also present.

Optional Activities

Bird and wildlife spotting, treks, horse riding, horse drawn carriage rides, mountain biking and visits and tours of the farm, cheese and embroidery production, local markets and other attractions.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Ecuador tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

This was our second holiday booked by Reef and Rainforest. It was as excellent this time round. John Melton put together a really enjoyable first week in Peru…Spectacular Galapagos in every respect…Could not have gone better.

Mrs ST - Nottingham