Saquisili Indian Market + Hacienda
Considered the most important market in Ecuador by the country's economists and located next to Latacunga. Saquisilí market located in 8 main plazas sells everything from food produce including, oranges, mandarin oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, radishes, avocados, herbs, radishes, okra, red and yellow bananas it also sells meat produce such as pork, beef and mutton parts as well as screaming wild pigs that run around aimlessly in pens along with llamas, sheep and cattle although the latter is 1km from town.
Other interesting kiosks are vendors selling maguey ropes, mats and herbal remedies. It is preferable to arrive around early to mid morning and make sure you bargain due to the intense competition while for the animal market it's best to arrive before 07:00. The local Indian attire consists of small black hats and red poncho garments.
Difficult: Easy Group: Any Family: Yes Duration: 1 Day
- This tour includes a visit to one of the oldest farms in the highlands of Ecuador, which was built on Inca ruins in the sixteenth century. Augustinians settled here in 1580 and the estate was held by them until the declaration of independence on 24th May 1822.
- Bilingual guide English/Spanish (we also offer German and French speaking guides)
- Hotel accommodations
- 2 hour horseback ride
- Hacienda San Agustin del Callo: The Spanish chronicler, Cieza de Leon (1553) wrote about this hacienda which is one of only two major Inca sites in Ecuador. This temple or palace was built around 1440 a.d. by one of the last Inca emperors, Huayna Capac, and to this day the remaining rooms prevail as a magnificent sample of the unique style of Inca construction.
Services/Facilities: Nestled in the foothills of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, San Agustin del Callo provides the perfect setting for those wishing to enjoy this unique countryside by horse, mountain bike or foot.
Guest Room Information: Each individual styled room has been designed to reflect the atmosphere and the historical importance of this important building. The main house, referred to as the Inca House, with its Spanish courtyard built around Inca rooms, has a warm and romantic atmosphere with magnificent views of the surrounding hills and volcanoes.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD
Number of Passengers 1 2 3 4-9 10-15 Saquisili Indian Market + Hacienda w/lunch $230 $141 $109 $106 $84 *includes visit Saquisili, lunch at local Hacienda + 2 hours horseback riding, english speaking guide
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