Our hacienda close to Otavalo

Hacienda Cusin is located under two hours’ drive north of Quito in the province of Imbabura, upon modern, new highways along constantly changing scenery. The province is named after the sometimes-snowcapped Imbabura Volcano that dominates the region. The grounds lie a short walk from the San Pablo lake and a short drive from the famous craft market of Otavalo.

Hacienda Cusin and Quito’s international airport are both located to the north of the city of Quito, connected by good, modern highways. Depending on the time of arrival, it is often faster to get to Cusin than to drive into the heart of the city of Quito, making a transfer to the hacienda before visiting the city a good option. The hacienda also makes the perfect post-Galápagos retreat, coming directly from and then back to the airport after your island flight.

Getting to Hacienda Cusin

Airport or Quito Hotel Private Transfers

Quito Airport
All flights can be met at Quito’s international airport or at your Quito hotel.

1-way:
1-2 guests, $80 | 3-5 guests, $90 + taxes.

Guests are met by Cusin’s driver, with a name-paddle.

Please send flight or Quito hotel information to [email protected]

Private Driver and Guide

The ever-changing scenery en route to the hacienda is an experience in itself — a private guide brings it all to life and various visits on the way can be arranged (stopping at a monument on the Equator or at the Cochasquí ruins, for example).

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Bus

From Quito’s Terminal Terrestre de Carcelén (in the north of the city), $5.
About 2 hours to González Suárez.

González Suárez to Cusin, 50¢ cents by bus or about $4 by taxi.

Cusin/Otavalo, 50c. “Lagos”. Every 20 minutes from San Pablo.

Otavalo/Cusin. “Lagos”. Every 15 minutes from 6 de Septiembre

Taxi

From Quito, from $60.
1.5-2 hours depending on traffic.

Cusin to Otavalo, $5 – $7.

Helicopter

Quito to Cusin. 1-5 passengers, from $800+taxes.

Please enquire.

Self-Drive

From Quito city, 1.5-2 hours depending on traffic. Drive well to the right, NEVER cut corners.

  • Locate the Túnel Guayasamín in the north of the city and connect with the Avenida Simón Bolívar which rings the east of Quito and drive north on it.
  • At the junction in Calderón, keep right and then slide left, and drive north on the Pan American highway, following signs to Guayllabamba / Cayambe / Ibarra.
  • At the roundabout with a tap in the middle, take the third exit signed for Tabacundo (not the second exit for Cayambe)
  • At the traffic light at the north end of Tabacundo, look out for the left turn to Cajas / Ibarra.
  • At the Cajas roundabout, take the second exit towards Otavalo / Ibarra.
  • A 4-lane highway descends and with San Pablo lake & Imbabura mountain in sight, see small, right-hand signs to Hacienda Cusín, or wait for the large roundabout and take the first exit through González Suárez.
  • After Police training center on right with two speed bumps, and before hilltop church, see Cusin sign on the right.
  • Drive over a bridge to Cusin´s entrance on the left.
  • Reception is on the right of the courtyard.

Self-drive from Quito’s International airport, 70 minutes

  • On the airport approach road, look for the traffic circle with signs for Guayllabamba (Ruta Collas). If you have hired a car, you will need to do a U-turn to return towards the airport from the rental car offices.
  • At the large junction with options for Quito, follow signs to Guayllabamba/Cayambe /Ibarra.
  • At the roundabout with a tap in the middle, take the third exit signed for Tabacundo (not the second exit for Cayambe)
  • At the traffic light at the north end of Tabacundo, look out for the left turn to Cajas / Ibarra.
  • At the Cajas roundabout, take the second exit towards Otavalo / Ibarra.
  • A 4-lane highway descends and with San Pablo lake & Imbabura mountain in sight, see small, right-hand signs to Hacienda Cusín, or wait for the large roundabout and take the first exit through González Suárez.
  • After Police training center on right with two speed bumps, and before hilltop church, see Cusin sign on the right.
  • Drive over a bridge to Cusin´s entrance on the left.
  • Reception is on the right of the courtyard.

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