Hacienda El Tambo

What to do

Hacienda El Tambo is a dream destination in the heart of nature, where the pure elements greet us at every turn in this magical, energy-filled paradise.

We recommend staying in Hacienda El Tambo for at least two days, although three or more is optimum. Among the many things to do in El Tambo are:

  • Hiking to the enchanted Forest of Toruno
  • Hiking to Verde Cocha and Yurag Cocha (lakes of Quilindaña)
  • Hiking across petrified lava flows
  • Visiting the Cascada del Río Tambo (waterfall)
  • Visiting the junction of the rivers Tambo, Tamboyacu and Ami
  • Mountain biking on exclusive trails
  • Horseback riding (on tours)
  • Fishing (cut & release or eat what you catch)
  • Star-gazing
  • Birdwatching (typical Andean species)
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Conservation work


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  • Testimonials

    “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.



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