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                     Ecuador & Colombia: Colonial towns and haciendas                      

Take a colonial city-themed tour of Colombia and Ecuador in charming hotels and haciendas. Villa de Leyva, Barichara, the coffee region and Cartagena in Colombia. Then Quito, the famous handicraft market of Otavalo, the Avenue of the Volcanoes and Cuenca in Ecuador. A unique and exeptional journey on the traces of the most beautiful haciendas!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Quito Airport - Quito Historic Center
  • Day 2: Quito - Quitsato - Cayambe - Otavalo - San Antonio de Ibarra
  • Day 3: Ibarra - Otavalo - Cuicocha Lake - Cotacachi - Otavalo
  • Day 4: Otavalo - Cotopaxi Park - Lasso
  • Day 5: Lasso - Quilotoa - Zumbahua - Quilotoa - Zumbahua - Riobamba - Patate
  • Day 6: Banos - Penipe - Riobamba - Penipe - Chimborazo Park - Riobamba
  • Day 7: Riobamba - Ingapirca - Cuenca - Ingapirca - Cuenca
  • Day 8: Cuenca
  • Day 9: Cuenca - Cajas Park - Guayaquil
  • Day 10: Guayaquil - Guayaquil Airport - Bogota
  • Day 11: Bogota
  • Day 12: Bogota - Bucaramanga - Bogota - Bucaramanga - Mesa de los Santos - Barichara - Mesa de los Santos - Barichara
  • Day 13: Barichara
  • Day 14: Barichara - Chicamocha Canyon - Barichara - Jordan - Bucaramanga - Barichara
  • Day 15: Barichara - Bucaramanga - Cartagena de Indias - Bucaramanga - Bogota - Cartagena de Indias - Bogota - Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 16: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 17: Cartagena de Indias
  • Day 18: Cartagena de Indias - Bogota - Cartagena de Indias - Bogota

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Day 1: Quito Airport - Quito Historic Center

Reception at the airport and transport with an english-speaking driver-guide to your hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.

You will spend the night at Casa Gangotena hotel (Luxury Room) in Quito.
Included : reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Quito - Quitsato - Cayambe - Otavalo - San Antonio de Ibarra

Quito, Ecuador's capital, is a real treasure between the volcanoes of Pichincha, Cayambe and Antisana. At an elevation of 2830 meters, it is the second highest capital in the world.. It was the first city classified by the UNESCO in 1978 and its historic centre is the biggest and best maintained in Latino America. To get a good idea of the city, we will firstly go to the Panecillo, a small hill over the city with a statue of the Quito'Virgen at the top, for a superb view. You will then have a complete visit of Quito's colonial centre: the cathedral, the church of the Compañia de Jesus, the church of San Francisco and its garden and as many baroque art pieces.
You will continue with the visit of the "Alabado" museum showing the country's prehispanic history through numerous archeological pieces (more than 5000 pieces for 6000 years of history). It also offers a structured visit allowing to undestand the cosmological vision of the andean cultures.


Trip to Cayambe, at the foot of the volcanoe with the same name and in the surrounds of Otavalo.
You will stop at the latitude 0º, where a circular platform of 54 meters of diameter materializes a huge sundial and the equator line. The phenomena observed in the place will be explained to you, as well as how the local peoples used to integrate them in their dayly activities. An opporetunity to reconnect with what is an agriculture agenda, and what it means, between the sky and nature.

Otavalo is awaiting for you at a short distance from Cayambe. Let's go... still a little piece of road in these magnificent Andes.
You will take the route towards Ibarra.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Piman. This a an historical place, as a matter of fact, one of the oldest colonial properties of the country, but destroyed during an erathquake in the XIX century. Refurbished, it offers today a perfect frame to have a quiet rest in the north of the country. You will have your room, or inside the old building, or in the recent construction, according availability.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 3: Ibarra - Otavalo - Cuicocha Lake - Cotacachi - Otavalo

We will go down to Otavalo.
Visit in the morning the famous Otavalo's Indian market, the most important in the Ecuador's Andes, where you can meet the Otavaleños Indians with their espadrilles, their brown felt hat and blue ponchos. They are the wealthiest indians in Ecuador and excellent sellers.
The main market is on Saturdays with the cattle market just outside town, but others markets are hold on the Los Ponchos square every days.
Visit of the Cuicocha lake in the ecologic reserve of "Cotacahi - Cayapas" , one of the most beautiful in Ecuador with a shiny blue water.
At the centre of a former crater at 3064 meters, the nature lovers will enjoy a very various vegetation (orchids, "elephants ears"...) with more than 400 species identified there.
You will make a stop at Hacienda Pinsaqui. This historical sport has been built in 1790 so as to be a textile workshop, employing at that time 1000 persons. This place is an invitation to share its magical and romantic atmosphere. Across the centuries, Pinsaqui received many famous peoples, among them the General Simon Bolivar, Ecuador's libertador, who stayed there for its trips to Colombia. In those times, the peace treaty between Colombia and Ecuador has been signed and is known as the "Pinsaqui treaty". The actual hacienda keeps the genuine character of this period, as well as the antique furniture. It remains a perfect stage for antiques lovers.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Cusin, close to San Pablo lake, in Otavalo's region. This place keeps the atmosphere and the authenticity of those old times, with a warm and familiar welcoming.
Dinner included at the hotel.
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

Day 4: Otavalo - Cotopaxi Park - Lasso

Journey back on the Panamerican road toward the Cotopaxi park through Quito.
Visit of the Cotopaxi park with Ecuador's second highest summit at 5897 meters. It is also the highest active volcano in the world although it only shows a few fumaroles from its ice covered crater. Walk around the Limpiapungo laggon with stunning view on the Cotopaxi. After driving up to the carpark at 4600 meters you may continue (optionnal, you can stay at the parking level if you consider not being in the proper cphysical conditions to climb) by foot to the José Rivas hut 200 meters higher. The most motivated can also go and reach the snowline.
Optional according to weaher conditions, road and your vehicule.

You will discover de site of Salitre. You will be able to see how was a fort inca ( they were called Pucara), it is built in a mountain with the purpose of having a perfect view of the surroundings.

Horseriding for 2 hours around the San Agustin hacienda property, with the Cotopaxi volcano on the background.
Horse for Guide

You will spend the night at Hacienda San Agustin in Lasso.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, entrance fees, local spanish-speaking guide, equipment rental, excursion (private), room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks)

Day 5: Lasso - Quilotoa - Zumbahua - Quilotoa - Zumbahua - Riobamba - Patate

You will reach the Quilotoa lake through Sigchos and Chugchilan. After few killometers of panamerican highway, a spectacular but seldom used road will take you in the mountains and steep valleys where the wilderness and beauty of the landscapes will make you forget about the travel's difficulties. Feel at the heart of the Andean culture in the villages of Sigchos and Chugchilan.
The emerald colored Quilotoa lake (3854m) lays in a still active volcano, its color being due to the presence of sulfur. According to a legend, the Inca Atahualpa had hidden his treasure in the lake... You can go for a 2 hours walk down to the crater and back (option to rent a mule for the trip, for less than 10 u$d) or simply enjoy the view from the top of the crater.
Visit in the morning of the very typical Indian market of Zumbahua (only on Saturdays), the opportunity to observe how traditions have been conserved with the Andean Indians. You can find there anything from washing powder ti spices, chicken feet, fruits and vegetables, ponchos etc... the lower part of the market is dedicated to the sell of cattle: llamas, pigs, sheeps are negociated and sold to the best offer.

Lunch at the comunitarian local restaurant in Shalala Quilotoa, just in front of the laguna
Journey to the South and to Riobamba, a peaceful Andean town totally rebuilt after the 1797 earthquake. On the way you will stop in the area of Tigua which specialty is the colored painting on sheep leather representing the life in the Andes.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Manteles in Patate.
Option:
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, entrance fees, lunch (no drinks), room & breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Banos - Penipe - Riobamba - Chimborazo Park - Riobamba

The road to Riobamba follows a fertile and green valley where you can observe recent lavas from the Tungurahua.

Visit of the Chimborazo natural reserve.
In this "parano" landscape typical to this Andean area, you are likely to see some vicugnas out of the 2300 birds reintroduced in 1990. After driving up to the Carrel hut at 4800m you may get closer (optionnal, you can stay at the hut level if you consider not being in the proper cphysical conditions to climb) to the Ecuador's highest summit (6310m) by walking to the second Whymper hut at 5100m, not far from the snowline. Because of the extra earth's diameter on the Equator line, the Chimborazo summit is the most distant to the earth's centre.

Interesting stop at this museum that presents the relationship between the andean communities and the lama. You will eventually know the difference between a llama, an alpaca, a vicugna and a guanaco.
Riombamba is also known as the "Sultana de los Andes", it's a peacefull and quiet city that had to be rebuilt after the earthquake of 1797. You will visit the park "Pedro Vicente Maldonado" and the cathedral also. You will also stop in the market that is very colorfull before going to Quitoloma from where you can observe the Chimborazo.

Night at the hacienda La Andaluza hotel in Riobamba.
Diner included in the hotel.
Included : local guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

Day 7: Riobamba - Ingapirca - Cuenca

On the way to Ingapirca, you will have a stop at the Colta lake and the Balbanera church, the first built in Ecuador in 1534.

Ingapirca means "inca stone wall" in the canari language, and indeed a site where the rock is full of legends and history. Ingapirca was founded by the Inca Huayna Capac in the XVth century. The impressive fortress used to contain a temple, sheds and an observatory with amazing exemple of mortar free stone constructions. It was though to be a tambo (relay) along the Inca way from Quito to Cuenca. The locals also see a puma's shape in the ruins. After a visit of the site you will find the Inganahui after walking a bit away. This Inca face rock sculpted by the wind and the rain may had inspired the Incas to found Ingapirca there.
After returning to the main site, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum dedicated to this place discovered by the french scientist La Condamine.
You will travel to the beautiful city of Cuenca by vehicle, following a scenic road in the middle of the Andes with views over the colored fields and the mountains around.

You will spend the night at Mansion Alcazar hotel in Cuenca.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 8: Cuenca


The city of Cuenca (2 550 m) is undoubtedly as charming as its former name of Guapondelic reveals: "the valley as great as the sky". This colorful and lively city with superb historic buildings was classified as a World Heritage by the UNESCO since 1999. The best way to feel the warm colors of Cuenca is to walk around its paved streets, along the white houses with roman tiled roofs and flourishing wrought iron balconies.
Colonial art treasures can also be discovered in Cuenca in the churches and convents from the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. The visit of the cathedral, the El Turi viewing platform, the flouring spaces, the churches and the covered market will gradually take you closer to the local life.
Visit of a Panama hats workshop (except on Sundays) established in Cuenca for more than 60 years where you can observe the different stage of its fabrication, an Ecuador's specialty.


Visit of the museum of the Central Bank. This musum is located near the ruins of "Todos los Santos", where you can see ehtnological collections and works of colonial art, also old photographs of Cuenca. This museum inherited a collection of ceramics pre-incas that belonged to the priest Crespi that died in 1980. This museum is the only only one who has a collection of reduced heads or "tzanzas".
Behind the museum of the Banco central we can find de Arqueologique Park of Pumapungo. You will be able to walk among the vestiges of the ancient settlement Inca which was destroyed by the spanish conquerors in order to build Cuenca.
Enjoy a relaxing moment in the Piedra de Agua therms. You will have access to the thermal inside and outside Pools, the rain showers and the steam baths. If you want, you could reserve a massage but already have access to the volcanic mud pool.

You will spend the night at Mansion Alcazar hotel in Cuenca.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 9: Cuenca - Cajas Park - Guayaquil

Journey to the West and the Pacific Ocean to get to Guayaquil, Ecuador's biggest city and economical capital. You will follow up the Western cordillera and cross the Cajas park where you will enjoy stunning views over the many lakes of this protected area.
Back down from the mountains you will then pass by fertiles lowlands with huge orchards and banana plantations before arriving to Guayaquil.
El Cajas National Park is located in the south western Cordillera of the Andes, 35 km from Cuenca. Its altitude varies between 3,156 and 4,450 m and covers an area of ​​288 km2, including a set of 235 glacial lakes, connected by small rivers and streams. The park is home to archaeological sites, among several other sections of Qapaq Nan, the real Inca Trail, which connects the coast with the mountains and fells, allowing trade in Spondylus shell, valuable object at that time. You can walk from 2 to 6 hours owith a local guide.

In Guayaquil you will firstly visit the main streets, the neo gothic cathedral and the Simon Bolivar Park next to it, where you can find a hundred of green iguanas freely wandering around the park, some being a meter long. We will continue the visit to the Malecon 2000 and discover the colonial area of Las Peñas and admire there the architecture and the many art galleries. From the Santa Ana fort you will enjoy a scenic view over Guayaquil and the Guayas River.

You will spend the night at Mansion del Rio hotel in Guayaquil.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, local spanish-speaking guide, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 10: Guayaquil - Guayaquil Airport

Private transfert to the Guayaquil airport.

Free connection with your international flight.
Included : transfer departure, private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

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Day 10: Bogota

Arrival at Bogota El Dorado International airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Zona Norte district.
Free time to enjoy at your own Colombia´s capital city where modern districts and historic center, urban architecture and green parks stand alongside.
Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina Hotel in Deluxe room.
Included : transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 11: Bogota

Full day to explore Colombia´s capital city of Bogota, known for its colonial and authentic atmosphere. Walking through its cobblestoned streets, you will discover colorful restored colonial mansions, splendid carved wooden balconies as well as churches built in baroque style.
- Cerro de Monserrate is the 3152m peak flanking the city´s east. Over there, you will envoy a stunning view over the city and abouts. On its top, there is a white church (accessible by cable car or by funicular railway) is a major mecca for pilgrims, particularly crowded on religious days.
- La Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, is a real messy Colombian market where you will be able to get exostic tastes and buy everything you need to cook a real "Bogotano" receipe.
- The Gold museum displays one of the most dazzling collection in South America. It brings together around 34.000 pieces of goldsmith work, considered as the world´s largest pre-Colombian collection of its kind. Those artifacts come from different civilizations : Quimbayas, Taironas, Muiscas or Tolimas.
- Botero Museum is dedicated to the most famous colombian artist, Fernando Botero. The Museum contains both his works (around a hundred of drawings, paintings and sculptures) as well as his private collection with no less than 85 masterpieces of well known artists, such as Dali, Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Miro ...
- Bolivar Square (la Plaza Bolivar) surrounded by Bogota´s grandest buildings, including the Town Hall, the Palace of Justice, Primatial Cathedral, Congress Building...

Note 1: walking tour in the Candelaria colonial center (3 to 4 hours walking in the city). A vehicle is included for the visit of Montserrate.
Note 2: the order of visits may be modified depending on the weekday. (The Gold Museum is closed on Mondays. Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays).
Just before visiting the Gold Museum, you will take the time to discover the different flavors of Colombian Coffee with a "coffee flight", a coffee-tasting in one of the most prestigious brands of Colombian coffee.

Overnight at Four Seasons Casa Medina Hotel in Deluxe room.
Included : private transport, entrance fees, excursion (private), local english-speaking guide , room & breakfast

Day 12: Bogota - Bucaramanga - Mesa de los Santos - Barichara

Transfer to Bogota airport for your domestic flight.

Domestic flight to Bucaramanga.
Arrival at Bucaramanga, department of Santander. Drive to a traditional hacienda in Mesa de Los Santos, renowned for its organic coffee culture of superior quality.
A part of the day will be dedicated to the visit of this typical “finca”, where you will learn everything about coffee. The production is as complex and sophisticated as wine. On site, you will have the opportunity to walk among the coffee trees and to be introduced to the process of harvesting and roasting, before enjoying the drink produced on site.
Transfer between Mesa de Los Santos and Barichara.

Overnight at Casa Oniri in Standard room.

Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, private transport, entrance fees, local spanish-speaking guide, lunch, room & breakfast, local english-speaking guide

Day 13: Barichara

Transfer between Barichara and Guane.
In the morning, you will walk between cacti and bucolic landscapes on the Camino Real hiking paths. This ancient stone-paved road was built by the indigenous Guane people and was the main road link during the Precolumbian period. At the end of the road lies the tiny hamlet of Guane where you will discover colonial houses and a handsome mainsquare. There, you will visit the unique Museum of Paleontology and Archaeology housing numerous fossil and a 700-year-old mummified princess.
Note : about 3 hours walk
In the afternoon, city tour of Barichara, considered as one of Colombia´s most beautiful cities. Walk around cobblestonne paved streets, visit of churches (Church of the Immaculate Conception and Santa Barbara), discover of local workshops (stone carvers, cigar makers). The tour ends on the top of the mirador offering a splendid view from Rio Suarez to Cordillera de los Cobardes.

Overnight at Casa Oniri in Standard room.

Included : private transport, room & breakfast, local english-speaking guide

Day 14: Barichara - Chicamocha Canyon - Jordan - Bucaramanga - Barichara

Hiking day dedicated to the discovery of the depths of the Chicamocha Canyon. In the early, first by vehicle and then by walk, your expert guide will bring you to the depth of the Canyon, little explored so far.
First stop in Villanueva where your vehicle will drop you. Then you will start a walk, all downhill. This is an opportunity to take beautiful panoramic pictures. The landscape becomes more arid and the colors change. You will taste the sweet fruit of the cactus that look like small peppers.
Arrival to the riverbed for lunch at Shangrila refuge. Guests can cool off in a pool of water from the mountains. Back to Barichara in the late afternoon.

Note 1: 3 hours downhill - Elevation: -1100 meters .
Note 2: remember to bring water and a swimsuit.


Overnight at Casa Oniri in Standard room.

Included : lunch (no drinks), excursion (private), local spanish-speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast, local english-speaking guide

Day 15: Barichara - Bucaramanga - Cartagena de Indias - Bucaramanga - Bogota - Cartagena de Indias

Transfer to the Bucaramango airport.

Domestic flight to Bogota.
Domestic flight to Cartagena.
Arrival at Cartagena de Indias, the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's old town is a Unesco World Heritage site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across plazas.
Transfer to your hotel in the historic center. Free time to enjoy the end of the day.
Overnight at Casa Pestagua in Superior room.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, domestic flight, transfer arrival, room & breakfast, local english-speaking guide

Day 16: Cartagena de Indias

In the morning, you will go for a guided walking tour through the Walled City, including the visit of the most beautiful areas such as San Diego, Plaza Santo Domingo, Getsemani and other landmarks with very rich history.
Afternoon dedicated to your wellbeing in one of the most famous spas of Cartagena. A 1-hour massage will be offered during your stay.
Overnight at Casa Pestagua in Superior room.
Included : entrance fees, excursion (private), local english-speaking guide , spa treatment, room & breakfast

Day 17: Cartagena de Indias - Port de Carthagène - Cartagena de Indias

Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena.
Departure for your private getaway aboard a stunning 35 feet’s catamaran. Set sail for a cruise to the pristine and remarkable Caribbean Islands. After the lunch on the waterside, you can enjoy the beach for a swim...

Return to Cartagena in the afternoon.
Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena.
Overnight at Casa Pestagua in Superior room.
Included : private transport, boat ticket, excursion (private), lunch (no drinks), room & breakfast

Day 18: Cartagena de Indias - Bogota

Transfer to Cartagena airport for your flight to Bogota. Connexion to your international flight.
IMPORTANT : depending on your flight schedule, make sure you have the time for connexion. Otherwise, choose to stay overnight in Bogota the day before departure.
Domestic flight to Bogota.

Arrival at Bogota El Dorado airport and connexion for your international flight.

Included : transfer departure, domestic flight

Casa Gangotena   Quito Historic Center

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena harbours 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comforts. Beautifully- and eclectically-appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-panelled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace.

Hacienda Piman   San Antonio de Ibarra

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Stunning Hacienda Piman is a historic retreat located in Ecuador's northern Andes. A former colonial and Republic country manor, Hacienda Piman has recently been restored to its original beauty by the Zaldumbide family. The Zaldumbide family has owned the hotel since its creation in the 17th century. The hotel's green valley location makes it an oasis of Ecuadorian history nestled among the mountains. The style of Hacienda Piman is reminiscent of the country manor houses of southern Colombia or Venezuela and features an external patio which runs around the outside walls. 17 guest rooms marry old and new Ecuador and are the perfect blend of traditional and modern. Rooms feature stone walls, exposed brick, antique decorations and colorful paintings. Hacienda Piman serves a vast array of home-style dishes, using Ecuador's variety of ingredients to create traditional cuisine of the Ecuadorian Andes. The hotel is also willing to share its recipes, enabling guests to return home with the ability to make their favorite meals.

Hacienda Cusin   Otavalo

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Hacienda Cusin is a restored, 17th-century Andean estate at 8,500ft/2,600m in Ecuador. This very personal hotel and its 38 attentive staff are close to the Equatorial Line and the famous market town of Otavalo. Guest rooms, cottages, suites and salons, furnished with antiques and select Andean craft, have log-burning fireplaces, beamed-ceilings & gardens. The Hacienda has its own monastery that you can visit. Other proudness of the owners are the gardens with so many regional plants and old trees to have a rest at the foot.

Option : Dinner included

Included :
dinner (no drinks)

Hacienda San Agustin   Lasso

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks)

One and a quarter hours from Quito, capital of Ecuador, stands the beautiful and little known colonial Hacienda of San Agustín de Callo. Built on the site of an Inca palace, one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador, and the point furthest north from Cuzco of Imperial style construction, this working farm offers an unrivalled glimpse into Ecuador's rich and colourful past.

Hacienda Manteles   Patate

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Hacienda Manteles, a hotel near Banos, awaits your visit, offering you a homely and welcoming atmosphere. Manteles, built in 1965 was transformed into a hotel in 1992. Little by little, the property has been remodelled and refurbished to include all the home comforts and services that our guests deserve. Located 20km from the town of Baños and offering stunning views of the active Tungurahua Volcano, the hacienda has become a ‘must see’ during any trip to Ecuador.

Option : dinner

Included :
dinner

Hosteria La Andaluza   Riobamba

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Located in the heart of the country, the "Hosteria La Andaluza" has all the qualities of a peaceful and inviting place for visitors to enjoy a great time. All the major characters involved in the First Constituent, even the famous Simon Bolivar, stayed in this centennial house, that today offers every comfort, technology and distractions to enjoy the most of your stay.

Mansion Alcazar   Cuenca

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Located a quick walk from the famous square of Parque Calderon. Mansión Alcázar Boutique Hotel is located in a very vibrant area of the city, nearby well known museums and churches. This republic style architectural adds the perfect element of elegance to this already refined structure. Have a refreshing cocktail or glass of champagne out in the jasmine garden and enjoy the fantastic surroundings of this Hotel. Relaxing indoors is also an option, by the baby grand piano sipping a warm cup of tea.

Mansion del Rio   Guayaquil

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Mansion del Rio wisely combines the cultural and historical elements of the area with a warmth and elegance that our guests feel as soon as they arrive and later compels them to return. It does not correspond to classical standards of hotels (stairs instead of lift) but we appreciate it for its family ambiance and quality of welcoming.

Casa Medina Four Seasons Hotel   Bogota

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Recognized as one of the finest hotels in Bogota, the Casa Medina, a jewel in the capital city, is now a Four Seasons signature. Perfectly situated for a business or leisure trip, this hotel is near the Zona G (G for Gourmet), where are the best restaurants of Bogota. With its stone columns and its beautiful brick facade, the hotel was declared “Monument of Cultural Interest” by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Step through the doors and you will be surprised by the beauty of the building, where the Spanish colonial accents blend with the contemporary. The place is intimate and invites to comfort. The Spa is as the expectations of the prestigious Four Seasons brand.

Casa Oniri   Barichara

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

This house was built around 1850 as a family residence in the heart of Barichara. During 2007, the "casa" is completely reviewed in order to turn it into an exclusive boutique hotel. Today, Oniri casa is a modern hotel in a colonial building that has a very contemporary design. It gives you the feeling of being housed in a colonial house with all the comforts of XXI century.

Casa Pestagua   Cartagena de Indias

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Known as "the most beautiful house in Cartagena" Casa Pestagua belonged in the seventeenth century to Count Pestagua, a rich and powerful aristocrat who gave his name to this small luxurious colonial-style palace. This Boutique Hotel offers 11 luxurious rooms, a totally personalized service in an oasis of peace and tranquility protected by its ancient walls. Each room features a refined decor and a very generous size.

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