Over 20 activities, tours and expeditions available at Hacienda Cusin., more information @reception…………………………

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‘I came here
to write a fairy tale
so imagine my surprise when
I found myself in such a story
complete with stone towers,
iridescent hummingbirds,
clerical vestments
and guinea-pig sandwiches.


Who knew that
running a hotel
was a high art?


Barbara Ensor, author.

*Rate including 12% IVA/VAT & 10% Service Tax *
Animals Llamas, horses, peacock, rabbits, guinea pigs, turkey.
Film Library +300 selected DVDs and videos, in Reception.
Game-room Billiards, darts, ping-pong. Chess, Backgammon, etc.
Horsebackriding (4 horses, Western saddles). Over 6 mountain & valley trails. With guide, $15. *18.30 pp p hour. Minimum, 2 hours.
Over-night riding, 2-days/1-night, 2 guests (minimum), double occupancy, meals, tack, guide, $500. *$610. Request Itinerary.
Massage Giovano. Professional, exemplary, in-room. Please reserve in advance.
Mountain Biking Many short & long routes. #Helmets must be worn. $6. *$7.32
Spanish Classes Tailor-made classes, 1-2 guests, $12/hr. *$14,64 – 20% guestroom discount. Minimum 4-night stay.
Sports Basketball, squash, volleyball, ping-pong, pool table.

Near Cusin…

Andean Train ride, Tren de la Libertad. Wednesday-Sunday & holidays. Ibarra-Salinas-Ibarra. Departing Ibarra station, 10:30 a.m. Descending through many eco-systems & tunnels, to the Chota desert and return to Ibarra, approx. 3 hours. $30 per person, including $1 service fee, plus taxes. Transfer, Cusin-Ibarra-Cusin, $12 pp, + taxes, minimum group of 4. 1-2 guests, additional.
PARAMO of Angel, 1 day.. Cusin transfer to Andean train. Ibarra-Salinas, Chota desert. Cusin transfer to unique eco-system of the Paramo. Picnic lunch. Return to Cusin. Minimum group of 3. 1-2 guests, additional. Please as Reception for trip cost, or email, hacienda@cusin.com.ec
Antique shops San Antonio de Ibarra and Otavalo
Archaeology Cochasqui, 800 A.D, earth- pyramids, 40 mins from Cusín. Guided tours in Spanish. See Itinerary Page, Day 5
Climbing Hills & Mountains: El Lechero, Cubilche, Mojanda, Fuyafuya, Imbabura, Cayambe (ice climb) and Cotacachi. Condor Reserve Espejo, 10 minutes from Cusin, toward Otavalo.
Craft Villages San Antonio – wood carving; Cotacachi – leather; Agato – weaving workshop; Peguche – weaving.

Excursions

El Refugio cloud forest lodge, 2n/3d. Paramo, 1n/2d. Cotopaxi Park, 2n/3d. Amazon, 2n/3d. hacienda@cusin.com.ec
Miniature Golf 10 minutes from Cusin. Cabanas del Lago. – water sports, Cabanas del Lago.
Markets Otavalo market, daily 7-4. Massive, Saturday.
Museums Otavalo-Archeology. Cotacachi-Anthropology.
Walking/Hiking Gualaví, Imbabura, Mojanda, Quebrada, Rinconada, Cubilche, Logo Cuicocha, Zuleta, etc. 
Restaurants *Las Palmeras Inn, *La Posada de Quinde, **Haciendas: Pinsaqui, La Compania and Molino, ****La Mirage. *inexpensive, ** moderate, ****expensive. Reserve at Cusin in advance.
  Maps and anti-dog device, in Reception

English–speaking Guides are available for walks & tours.

Taxis: from $7 p.hr. Local buses, from a stop near Cusin, or from San Pablo’s main plaza, are frequent and inexpensive.

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