Built in 1965, Hacienda Manteles, one of the most beautiful hotel-haciendas in Ecuador, is nestled between the Sangay and Llanganati National Parks atop a peaceful Andean valley where it offers its guests stunning views of the Tungurahua Volcano, active since 1999.

Manteles gets its name from the nearby hills blanketed with agricultural fields and protects approximately 200 hectares of primary forest – home to many species of wild orchids – that can be explored on foot or horseback.

The hacienda’s main house offers 19 individually decorated rooms, a comfortable lounge area with large fireplace, dining area and extensive gardens providing the ideal atmosphere for rest and relaxation. Each morning an American breakfast is served and lunch and dinner menus include both Ecuadorian and international specialties.

Activities available to guests include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and trekking, canopy, birdwatching and cooking classes to name but a few.

Due to its strategic location, Manteles provides the perfect base for enjoying nearby towns such as Baños, one of Ecuador’s most popular destinations, only 20km away. The list of other options for interesting day trips is quite extensive and includes visits to a number of nearby national parks and towns including Salasaca known for its indigenous market.

Whatever the reason for your visit, Hacienda Manteles with its cozy, welcoming atmosphere offers the opportunity to escape to the great outdoors in one of Ecuador’s most beautiful settings.

Hacienda rates include a welcome cocktail, traditional breakfast, WiFi, tea and coffee, use of installations, excursion to nearby waterfalls and local taxes.

* Book through Ishpingo Tours and be automatically upgraded to a suite (subject to availability).

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