Hacienda El Tambo



The Machai rooms (meaning refuge in Quichua) are not formal rooms as such. They are more reminiscent of the huts put up by indigenous people on the Andean altiplano, with their thatched roofs and walls of “estera” (woven reed). Each cosy, warm Machai holds two people, except for the master, which can hold six. The Machais have 2 shared bathrooms. (sleep 16)

These are resting places under thatched roofs, where reeds woven by skilled hands, traditional hemp curtains and soft, comfortable beds, envelop you and weave the fabric of your dreams.



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    “In the scrubby sub-alpine paramo on the slopes of Quilindana Volcano, I witnessed highland chagra traditions unfolding as they have for centuries, and each participant's respect for them.”

    Calgary Herald Theresa Storm March 2010

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    First class descends, riding through exclusive trails designed by mountain bikers and engineers, biking through gravel and dirt roads, make this bike trip a fantastic journey through the heart of the Andes. You will be escorted by mountain biking guides and pampered by our traditional hospitality during the the whole trip.



    A programme designed for mountain lovers. This is the ideal approach for climbers wanting to scale snow-capped peaks but first acclimatize to the altitude.



    Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most visited natural areas in Ecuador due to its amazing scenery, proximity to Quito and status as a national icon.


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