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Hacienda La Danesa

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Hacienda La Danesa £££££

  • Ecuador
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Set far off the beaten track on 500 sugarcane-filled acres, accessible by a timeworn train and an antiquated station, Hacienda La Danesa is the hidden treasure. The quaint, six-bedroom farmhouse invites eco-conscious and sustainability-driven travellers to revel in its little piece of Ecuadorian landscape, experience the traditional life of rural farming and gain authentic insights to life in this coastal region. Its carefully designed accommodations are set within the gardens of the property, offering a retreat-style atmosphere, timber beams and a collection of historic and classically Ecuadorean furnishings and textiles.

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Hotel del Parque £££££

  • Ecuador
  • City

Originally built in 1891 as a hospice, Hotel del Parque was saved from demolition in the 1980s and moved piece-by-piece to its current location in a tropical oasis within Guayaquil. Carefully and tastefully restored into a boutique hotel, the property is comprised of 44 spacious guestrooms that are decorated in a contemporary style with Ecuadorian touches. It is situated within a sprawling park and houses a renovated chapel, spa and two relaxing inner patios.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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