All-Inclusive Programs at Piman


The northern Ecuadorian Andes offer a captivating range of adventures in culture and nature for our guests to enjoy in our company. The journey from Quito passes the Equatorial line – an obligatory photo opportunity! – Dairy farms and flower-growing businesses, the snow-capped volcano of Cayambe and the looming mass of Imbabura Volcano.

The routes can include the freshly-baked biscuits of Cayambe, the handicraft market of Otavalo, and the regenerated Ibarra-Salinas railway which runs daily from Wednesday to Sunday.

A short drive to the north of the hacienda, the unique El Ángel Ecological Reserve extends over 15,715 hectares. The Reserve is home to the Logotipo-TREN-Ecuadorstrange and beautiful frailejones (espeletia) plants, which create a haunting forest across the high-altitude moorlands or páramo, as well as high-altitude lakes and bewitching, atmospheric polylepis (paper bark tree) forests. The Reserve protects a number of important species, including trout, marsupial frog, Andean teal, condor, carunculated caracara, American kestrel, Andean seagull, turtledove, wild rabbit, páramo wolf and deer, among many others.

Programs:

2 Days / 1 Night

DAY 1
Leave Quito at 7 am to head north through the winding roads of the Andes, reaching the fertile province of Imbabura. Visit the Otavalo indigenous craft market from 9am to 12pm. Enjoy lunch in Ibarra, with a brief walk around its historic centre. Arrive at Piman at 3:30 pm to enjoy the grounds and relax before dinner and overnight.

DAY 2
Visit Salinas de Ibarra, the local salt museum, followed by lunch at a local restaurant serving regional favourites. Board the train for the ride back up the Andes to Ibarra. Return trip to Quito, arriving around 6 pm.

3 Days / 2 Nights

DAY 1
Leave Quito at 7 am to head north through the winding roads of the Andes, reaching the fertile province of Imbabura. Visit the Otavalo indigenous craft market from 9am to 12pm. Enjoy lunch in Ibarra, with a brief walk around its historic centre. Arrive at Piman at 3:30 pm to enjoy the grounds and relax before dinner and overnight.

DAY 2
Leave the hacienda after a hearty breakfast to wind up the mountains to the El Ángel Reserve 70 kilometers / 45 miles (1 hour and 15 minutes north from Hacienda Piman) where we explore its strange and beautiful plants, forests and lakes. Lunch in Polylepis Lodge and return to the hacienda at the end of the day.

DAY 3
Visit Salinas de Ibarra, the local salt museum, followed by lunch at a local restaurant
serving regional favourites. Board the train for the ride back up the Andes to Ibarra.
Return trip to Quito, arriving around 6 pm.

Included:

Accommodation, transportation, bilingual guide, dinner and breakfast , train ticket, park and museum entrance fees, taxes and service.

Not included:

Drinks and tips ,lunch day 1, 2 and 3.