About this listing
*Perfect for pre- or post- Galápagos*
Located in the coastal region of Ecuador right before the marvelous Andes, we pride ourselves on offering a mindful approach to living the good life. “Deep green” with discrete luxury, a subtle traditional aesthetic, privacy, and graciousness, Hacienda La Danesa models hospitality with enduring expressions of land and family that fosters and sustains the Olsen Peet family charming farmhouse.
Hacienda La Danesa is also a traditional dairy farm that produces about 1,200 liters of milk per day and produces fresh milk, cheese and Dulce de Leche for their guests every morning. It also grows teak and breeds beautiful pinto quarter horses and sources its ingredients from the organic garden and local markets.
Curated experiences embrace the hacienda’s efforts to provide authentic experiences with cacao plantation tours, water tubing in lazy rivers, horse riding, cooking classes, and bike rides. All excursions are focused on preserving local traditions. The hacienda offers daytrips excursions to Cuenca, Churute Mangroves, the Devil’s Nose and other unique experiences.
Guests will enjoy this 1200 acres estate with a personalized service with three rivers, horses, cows, and other experiences.
Interaction with guests
Guests will be served by our chef and a hostess at all times. The Olsen family spends time at the farm too. Guests bedrooms have their own private entrance.
Hacienda La Danesa is conveniently located within a 1-hour drive from Guayaquil in the inlands of Ecuador between Naranjito and Bucay right before the marvelous Andes. Our guests may take daytrip excursions from Hacienda La Danesa to Ruinas de Ingapirca, Mercado de Guamote, the Devil’s Noseby train and other wonderful off the beaten path experiences. The 500 hectares (1,200 acres) estate is surrounded by beautiful fields, forests and rivers, and is directly accessible from the main road, by train or helicopter.
Please let us know if you would like us to set up airport transportation from Guayaquil (About $80 roundtrip)
Other things to note
Please be aware that the rate includes accommodation and breakfast. We have a set from farm to table menu and chef where you may order additional meals, snacks and drinks.
We are happy to coordinate transfers from Guayaquil Airport.
La Danesa is our home and we have put a lot of love to this property. We expect guests not to leave any trace :)
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
A passionate advocate of adventure, travel, give back and hard work as essential elements to a fulfilling and healthy life, and a firm believer that the joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.
I work in the tourism industry as a tourism consultant focused on poverty alleviation through tourism. I am committed to improve the quality of life of vulnerable communities in Ecuador.