[flagallery gid=11 w=620 h=380] Category: Luxury Hacienda Country Inn Cost: $$$$$ Rooms: 5 guest rooms and 5 suites Location: Close to Cotopaxi National Park
Who should go here: Those looking to experience a real working hacienda with a mixture of colonial style and Inca architecture all in a high-end package.
The colonial Hacienda of San Agustín de Callo was built on the site of an Inca palace, one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador. This working farm offers an unrivalled glimpse into Ecuador’s rich and colorful past. Since the 15th century San Agustin de Callo has served as Inca fortress, Augustinian convent and temporary home for the French Geodesic Mission whose scientific results helped to determine the true shape of the planet. San Agustin is close to the entrance to Cotopaxi National Park. The house stands at 9,857 ft. (3,000 meters.) above sea level. It is located one and a half hour drive from Quito.