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Step back in time on one of these trips featuring stays in historical haciendas. Enjoy the South America countryside on a trip visiting heritage-rich farms, haciendas, and estancias hand-designed by the South America experts at Adventure Life. Our hacienda-focused trips can also be combined with activities like hacienda visits, land tours, horseback riding, local market visits, and wildlife viewing and visit hotspots like Quito, Cotopaxi, Otavalo, Hacienda El Porvenir, and Estancia Guardia del Monte. Not sure which hacienda trip is best for you? One of Adventure Life's South America travel experts can help you decide on the perfect itinerary for you and help you design your ideal trip to South America.
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$2,142
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hacienda Visits, Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the cultural diversity of the highlands from Cotopaxi to …
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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,871
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Haciendas of Ecuador

Otavalo and Cotopaxi - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the famous Otavalo Market
  • Witness the condors flying
  • Hike through Cotopaxi to El Refugio
  • Tour nearby rose plantations
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Historic family ranches dating back to the 1600's are found along the Avenue of the Volcanoes of the Ecuadorian highlands. These haciendas provide a glimpse into the history and culture of a time when Spanish heirs ruled expansive farms containing entire indigenous villages in the shadows of …
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Incredible Cotopaxi
$2,619
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Ecuador Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike down the slopes of Pinchincha
  • Explore Bellavista Cloud Forest
  • Raft down Class III rapids
  • Horseback ride across the páramo
Starts / Ends:
Quito / Quito
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Travel by raft, bike, and horseback while exploring four of Ecuador's ecosystems: high altitude Andean forest, paramo (grassland), cloud forest, and glaciers on Cotopaxi Volcano. Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain bike descent down Pichincha Volcano to begin your Ecuador …
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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$4,416
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the diversity of the rainforest from your jungle lodge and …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$6,959
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 15-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge paddling dug out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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Horses at an estancia
$2,771
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Uruguay's Estancias

8 Day Itinerary
  • Go wine tasting in Montevideo
  • Join in on daily ranch life
  • Horseback ride through the palms
  • Hike sand dunes in Cabo Polonio
Activities:
Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Historic family ranches are found throughout Uruguay, and these estancias provide a glimpse into the history and culture of a time when gauchos and grazing cattle were abundant across the rolling hills and green pastures of Uruguay. This Uruguay tour focuses on the estancias with visits to …
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La Pedrera beach, Uruguay
$3,003
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Highlights of Uruguay

Estancias and Beaches - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Montevideo & local wineries
  • Horseback ride in the palm forests
  • Trek in the Cabo Polonio Sand Dunes
  • Canoe in the Rocha Lagoon
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Uruguay is famous for its estancias and beaches, and this 8 day Uruguay tour offers both. Visit Colonia and Montevideo before heading east to a traditional estancia for two nights for horseback riding and a glimpse at the gaucho culture. The trip ends with two days in the coastal village of Jose …
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Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
$959
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Cotopaxi Multisport

4 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Condor Machay Waterfall
  • Enjoy the Cotopaxi Ropes Course
  • Climb the Rumiñahui Volcano
Activities:
Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Moderate
Extend your trip in Ecuador with a 3 night stay in a comfortable hacienda near the Cotopaxi Volcano and explore the Andean highlands on foot, horseback, and gliding through the forest by zipline during our multisport trip that is a short drive from Quito.
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Perched macaws
$4,990
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Galapagos, Amazon & Andes

15 Day Itinerary
  • Admire Quito's colonial center.
  • Hike active volcanoes in Isabela.
  • Enjoy a train ride across the Andes
  • Walk through a canopy in the Amazon
Activities:
Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magicalGalapagos archipelago, declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Further enhance your experience by adding a jungle exploration through the Amazon Rainforest and the northern Ecuadorian Andes. While in the Galapagos, enjoy land-based activities to learn about endemic flora …
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San Pedro Claver Plaza, Cartagena
$3,184
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Colombia Highlights

Bogota to Cartagena - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the vibrant city of Bogota
  • Take a private Salsa class
  • Discover Salamina with your guide
  • Visit Hacienda Venecia coffee farm
  • Visit Cartagena's historical sites
  • Swim and snorkel in Tierra Bomba
Starts / Ends:
Bogota / Cartagena
Activities:
Hacienda Visits, Hiking, Homestays, Land Tours, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 9-day tour, you'll enjoy some of the favorite destinations in Colombia. Start your journey in the vibrant city of Bogota, where you'll find spectacular churches, learn about local food, and dance the traditional salsa. Next, head deep into Salamina, one of Colombia's splendid …
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Sunset over Cartagena, Colombia
$2,964
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Best of Colombia

Bogota to Cartagena - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the vibrant city of Bogota
  • Visit local coffee farm
  • Visit Cartagena's historical sites
  • Visit Los Nevados National Park
  • Visit San Basilio de Palenque
Starts / Ends:
Bogota / Cartagena
Activities:
Hacienda Visits, Hiking, Homestays, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day tour, enjoy some of the favorite destinations in Colombia. Meet your guide and visit the most iconic and historical landmarks in the downtown area of Bogota. Next, fly to Manizales to learn about the coffee world and explore the Hacienda Venecia coffee farm. Experience every stage of …
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Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
$1,834
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Cotopaxi Trekking

7 Day Itinerary
  • Take in the volcanic mountain views
  • Hike through native Andean forest
  • Visit an Andean Cowboy community
  • Explore Inca sites
Activities:
Camping, Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike in the shadows of the Cotopaxi Volcano and follow the ancient roads of the Incas during our 5 day/4 night trekking trip. Enjoy full day hikes, tasty food, stories around the fireplace, and a good night's sleep each night. This trip is fully-supported - you just carry a daypack, and we …
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Hiking group near Cotopaxi
$1,065
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Cotopaxi Group Service Project

5 Day Itinerary
  • Help with reforestation efforts
  • Bike the trails at Cotopaxi
  • Participate in trail maintenance
  • Ride horseback through the park
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Volunteering
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Our Cotopaxi group service project supports conservation initiatives in the Cotopaxi National Park and on private reserves within the Condor Biosphere. Help with reforestation efforts by planting and tending to saplings and spread the knowledge of conservation efforts by creating signage to be …
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Biking the terrain near the base of Cotopaxi
$959
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Cotopaxi Mountain Biking

4 Day Itinerary
  • Bike past Inca sites and lakes
  • Ride to Santa Rita Reserve
  • Stay at classic haciendas
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
The foothills surrounding Cotopaxi National Park provide a thrilling ride for experienced and advanced bikers. Stay at classic haciendas each night and spend your days pedaling. Visit Santa Rita Ecological Reserve and hike to the Condor Machai waterfall. Take the El Tambo trail past Inca ruins and …
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