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Welcome to a beautiful, traditional late nineteenth century Hacienda Uzhupud, located in the Andes in southern Ecuador, near the city of Cuenca, at 2219 meters above sea level. The beautiful infrastructure, the majestic natural surroundings and the delightful subtropical climate make this place full of history and tradition, the perfect space for a pleasant stay. You will find spacious trees and beautiful gardens. Experience farm life at large in Hacienda Uzhupud.

Being in Uzhupud is like beginning a journey back in time to experience life in a southern Andean Hacienda in Ecuador. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the warmth of a beautiful old fireplace, enjoy delicious traditional drinks and relax in a comfortable room, surrounded by beautiful hand-painted murals.

The highly professional team of the Hacienda Uzhupud will assist you in every moment of you stay. Their goal is to make your visit an unforgettable experience and have you back soon.

Hacienda Experiences
Guests arriving at Hacienda Uzhupud will encounter a small village with architecture that resembles the old country houses of the southern Ecuadorian Andean region. The cobbled stone sidewalks and streets that exist all over the Hacienda will take you through terraces and gardens, naturally shaded by ancient trees.

In these areas you can share the magic of a wood fired oven, when tasting some homemade bread and pizza. Nearby, your family can enjoy a show at the puppet's theater, try some sugar cane juice squeezed in the old Hacienda's Trapiche, or join other guests to watch a magnificent Noche Pauteña, with fireworks.

The hacienda also offers other areas such as a discotheque, an organic kitchen garden, a small pond for pedal boats, a temperate swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, and a good selection of fast food at the Snack bar.

Warm republican style rooms are located around the Plaza of the Hacienda Village. Each room has a private bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi Internet and telephone service. All rooms include a complimentary American or light breakfast.

Restaurant Dona Eulalia
the Restaurant “Doña Eulalia” named in honor of Doña Eulalia Vintimilla de Crespo, former owner of the Hacienda Uzhupud, offers a true gastronomic experience, where skilled chefs prepare delicious Ecuadorian and international recipes. Taste their specialty dishes, a fascinating modern fusion of flavors based on traditional recipes by Hacienda Uzhupud.

Activities from Hosteria Uzhupud
All guests can enjoy complementary use of the spacious swimming pool, sauna and Turkish baths, tennis court, home cinema, football, volleyball, table tennis or football pin. Guests are also welcome to reserve additional activites such as massage, horseback riding, pedal boats, and billiards at additional cost.

Visit picturesque sites located near Hacienda Uzhupud such as Gualaceo with its Andean market, Chordeleg with her ​​jewelry and crafts, Sisgsig to learn how to weave straw hats (Panama Hats), the archaeological complex of Ingapirca and Cojitambo, and the beautiful city of Cuenca.

Located in the Paute Valley
The fertile valley Paute is one of the ancient sacred sites of the Cañaris, located just 35 minutes from the beautiful city of Cuenca. It is bathed by the waters of Paute river, hence its name. It lies between 2.200 and 2.280 meters of altitude above sea level and with an average temperature of 16 Celsius degrees has a stunning natural setting: Andean mountains, a rich biodiversity with many species of eucalyptus, willow, alder, sugar cane, alfalfa, flowers and fruit trees. The majestic Paute river, whose flow moves the turbines of the Ecuador Paute Project hydroelectric complex, passes through Uzhupud, en route to the giant Amazon river.
Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador

Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca and visit the Inca ruins of Ingapirca to begin your Ecuador travels. Then spend three nights discovering the diversity of the rainforest from the jungle lodge. Conclude your trip with a night at Ecuador's finest hacienda in the shadow of Imbabura Volcano--a journey of discovery fit for everyone.
Activities: Biking, Hacienda, History, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Spa & Relaxing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Ecuador, South America, Banos, Casa Del Suizo, Cuenca, Hacienda Pinsaqui, Ingapirca, Otavalo, Papallacta Hot Springs, Posada Ingapirca, Quito
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Bike through the countryside near Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Multisport

6 Day Itinerary
  • Hike El Cajas National Park
  • Rock climb to beautiful views
  • Raft the Tomebamba River
  • Horseback ride through valleys
Hike, bike and horseback ride in Cuenca, Ecuador's main cultural and artistic center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city's cobblestone streets and red-tiled roofs are sure to charm your heart as well as offer you opportunities for some active blood pumping on this 6-day multi-sport adventure!
Activities: Biking, History, Horseback Riding, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Ecuador, South America, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Quito
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador

Ecuador North to South

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike on Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Take a train over Naríz del Diablo
  • Explore the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Visit a unique mangrove forest
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, taste new foods, and bargain with local vendors. Discover the cultural diversity of the highlands from Cotopaxi to Quilatoa, and the ancient ruins of Ingapirca. This is a perfect overview tour!
Activities: Hacienda, History, Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Ecuador, South America, Cotopaxi, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Ingapirca, Quilotoa, Quito, Riobamba
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Explore Cuenca

4 Day Itinerary
Fly south to the delightful city of Cuenca. Considered the most colonial city in all the Americas, red clay rooftops stretch throughout the city and baroque churches seem to stand on every corner. This time in Cuenca is yours to explore however you like. Chose from several short excursions to add to your stay in this charming town.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Ecuador, South America, Cuenca, Quito
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Train passing through Riobamba

Southern Highlands

5 Day Itinerary
Fly to Cuenca on this fascinating 5 day extension to the highlands of Ecuador. Begin your tour in charming colonial Cuenca. Travel to such sites as Ingapirca, Riobamba, Tomebamba River, Cotopaxi National Park, and the thrilling Nariz del Diablo train ride before returning to Quito.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Ecuador, South America, Cotopaxi, Cuenca, Ingapirca, Quito, Riobamba
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