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Hacienda Cusin


Hacienda Cusin is a 17th-century Andean estate that has been restored into a boutique guesthouse to honor its rich history. It is located near the equator line and the famous, colorful Otavalo Market. The original 100,000-acre property was purchased at an auction from Philip III, King of Spain, back in 1602. The abraje, or sheep farm, has a picturesque setting, encompassing valleys in the Ecuadorian Sierra with views of the Cusin Mountain that it was named after. While the property started out as a home for a farming family, its close proximity to Quito meant friends and family liked to visit. Cusin encouraged visitors to extend their stay and Cusin became an informal hotel, a home, and has maintained this purpose to this day.

Long ago, snowmelt from the mountain created rich, black lakebed soil, which the Hacienda uses to fertilize their gardens to this day. They maintain five-acres that includes vegetables to supply their kitchen, over 60 species of flowers and bushes as well as several hundred trees. The estate is conveniently located near the Equatorial line, the famous, colorful Otavalo market and a one-hour drive from the new Tababela International Airport.

The Hacienda takes a very personal approach to creating memorable accommodation. Guest rooms, garden cottages, suites and salons are furnished with Andean-inspired antiques and handicrafts, private bathrooms, hair dryers and views of the mountain or award-winning gardens. Most rooms include log-burning fireplaces & beamed-ceilings. The hacienda also features multiple dining rooms with delicious local and international cuisine and a well-stocked bar for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18