Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

  • cotopaxi
  • Restaurant
  • incatambo
  • restaurant 2
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Sympathetically restored colonial hacienda, with original Inca walls and a number of lovely features like open fires in the rooms and antique bathtubs. A great base for exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

The colonial Hacienda San Augustin de Callo is a special, romantic base from which to explore nearby Cotopaxi National Park. It has great character and has been sympathetically restored, with antique furniture, large open fires and antique bathtubs in some of the rooms.

Built on the site of a 15th century fortress, the building still has some of its original Inca walls. In 1921, it was bought by General Leonidas Plaza Gutierrez, leader of the Liberal revolution and former President of Ecuador, and remains in the family to this day.

Nestled within the fertile valley of Latacunga, the hotel is an hour and a half's drive from Quito and is surrounded by the outstanding scenery of Cotopaxi National Park. Fauna includes an abundance of birds as well as spectacled bear and Andean fox. The hacienda is a great starting point for a number of activities in the countryside, including horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and visiting the vibrant Indian markets in the nearby foothills.

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What our clients say

  • Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.

    SB, Cambourne
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Drving up Mt. Cotopaxi and watching a Gaucho chase a cow riding a horse at the gallop whilst trying to lassoe it on a cobbled road,...some rider! …

    NBH, Watchet
  • We had a wonderful time… we thought the guides we had were among the best we have known anywhere; we went for the Galápagos and would admit to mainland Ecuador…

    PW, Lambeth
  • Everyone was very concious of preserving water and not littering - it seems part of everyday life in Ecuador

    KK, Belfast
  • Most memorable experiences: Snorkelling with huge sea turtles and iguanas whilst they were feeding with sea lions, penguins and flightless cormorants also coming to join in the party.

    LA, London
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

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Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.


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