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Dating from the late XVI century,
our Ecuadorian Hotel lies in the spectacular Andean mountain range of Ecuador at
9,600 feet (2,800 meters) above the sea level, and only two hours north of
Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Zuleta is a colonial working farm of 4,000 acres
(2,000 hectares) that belongs to the family of Mr. Galo Plaza Lasso, a former
president of Ecuador, for more than 100 years. It was chosen as one of the
world’s “Top Ten Finds” by Outside magazine and named as one of the best Ecuador
Hotel by National Geographic Traveler.
4 days/3 night package
Includes: 3 nights accommodations at the Hacienda; Welcome drink; European style breakfast, 3 course lunch menu, afternoon snack, 3 course dinner menu (Menues are prepared upon guest preferences (vegetarian options available); non alcoholic beverages (fresh juice, soft drinks, mineral water) morning and afternoon tea or coffee; transfers on arrival and departure, room taxes and service charges of 22%; 2 half days of horseback riding (3-4 hours each); English speaking guides.
Cost per person:
Standard room (One Queen size bed) US$1240
Deluxe room (Queen size bed or 2 twin beds) US$1546
Junior Suite (King size bed or 2 twin beds) US$1756
departures from Quito - Private services
Private, 2 days / 1 night
Daily departures from Quito
Located over 10,000 feet above sea level in a temperate mountain forest, Papallacta Thermal Springs Resort is just two hours away from Quito. Nestled high in the Andean Cordillera at the entrance of the Amazonian jungle, Papallacta features several hot thermal spring pools of different sizes and temperatures, with hydro-massage and bubble jets. Resort facilities include a first-class hotel and restaurants offering local and international cuisine with the main specialty: fresh trout.
Day 1 - Depart Quito at 8:00 in the morning for Papallacta Pass traveling on the Cinnamon Trail, the route the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana took in 1542, when he crossed the Andean mountain range in search of spices and gold, only to discover the Amazon River. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel to leave your luggage there. Then proceed to the Thermo-ludic area of the Spa (pools) where guests receive towel, bathing cap and are assigned a locker. If they wish, guests can make reservations for extra treatments, which have to be paid directly to the Spa. A snack is offered at the Cafeteria (hot cheese sandwich, coffee or tea). Then, get ready to discover your adventurous spirit through a nature walk on marked paths alongside a pristine mountain stream, observing the flora and fauna of the humid montane Andean forest of the Canyon Ranch, a protected area of 625 acres (250 hectares), one of the entrances to the ecological reserve Cayambe-Coca. After this pleasant walk, enjoy lunch featuring fresh trout from their own trout farm. Vegetarian and other options are also available.
In the afternoon relax and soak away life's aches and pains. Revitalize your body and soul in Papallacta's medicinal hot thermal spring pools experience the notable, restorative effects of the crystalline thermal waters (sulfate alkaline terreous). Submerge yourself in the warm water and take advantage of its curative properties in rheumatic, arthritic, digestive and respiratory processes. The water is odorless, crystalline and ever changing. Guests have unlimited use of the pools at the hotel, at the Spa or the larger public pools. Do try an after-dinner soak under the starry equatorial skies. (L,D)
Day 2 - An early hike, before or after breakfast, is great to feel the beneficial effects of the life-giving, diaphanous air which originates in a singular meeting of the Amazonian winds with the rocks, forests and water of the high Andean mountains. Papallacta is ideal for birdwatchers, with more than 160 different species of birds, including many hummingbirds and tangaras. Visit the Exploratory research and interpretation center, which offers audiovisual information on those species only found around Papallacta. Once again, enjoy the thermal pools of the hoel, or the public pools before lunch at the hotel and return to Quito in the afternoon. (B,L)
Private, 2 days / one night, daily from Quito.
2013 COST PER PERSON: DOUBLE US$790; TRIPLE US$691; SINGLE US$1195
Cost extra nights per person (NO meals included): DBL US$80 TRP $55 SGL $156
Includes Transfers Quito-Papallacta-Quito; accommodations for one night, meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) and entrance fee to private pools (one day) and public pools
NOTE: Resort facilities include a first-class Spa that offers hydrotherapy using mineral, medicinal thermal water, therapies, massages, and treatments tailored to your needs. Use of the Spa facilities (other than the pools the first day) has extra cost.
Dress warm in layers (T-shirt, blouse, sweater, and coat). Don't forget your bathing suit! Take rain protection from February to May. This tour includes walking at an altitude of 3050 (10,000 feet). Sun protection (SPF 40). Hat or cap. Good walking shoes and an extra pair of socks.
Temperature: Day 6° to 18° C / 43° to 64° F.
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