San Agustin de Callo introduction
1h30 away from Quito, and a few hectometres from the Cotopaxi volcano, stands the magnificent hacienda San Agustín de Callo. Built on an ancient Inca temple, San Agustin del Callo offers unparalleled insight into Ecuador’s rich and colorful past.
Since the 15th century, San Agustin de Callo served as an Inca fortress, Augustinian convent, and temporary home for the French geodesic mission led by the French scientist Charles-Marie de la Condamine, German Alexander Von Humboldt, and the famous English naturalist Edward Whymper..
In 1921, the hacienda was bought by General Leonidas Plaza Gutierrez, leader of the liberal revolution. Plaza became President of Ecuador in 1901 and again in 1912. The hacienda has remained in the family to this day and is currently owned by the general’s granddaughter.
It is one of the very few accommodations in the world to observe imperial Inca walls in an excellent state of preservation. These walls are present in the imperial dining room (breath-taking!) As well as in some of the hacienda suites. For all history lovers, a real pleasure to discover during your trip to Ecuador!
There are great activities that can be done once in the hacienda, including a pleasant horseback ride -suitable for all levels- and if you like animals, llamas are also present in the hacienda!
Capacity : 10 suites
– Inca House: 5 Suites
– Callo Lodge: 3 Suites
– Cotopaxi House: 2 Suites
Spoken languages: English & Spanish
ITK Viewpoint about San Agustín:
The San Agustin de Callo Hacienda is Antoine’s favorite. With its original imperial Inca walls, you will have the opportunity to go back in time. Certainly, one of the finest accommodations in Ecuador.