Ecuador’s Imbabura Province is a place to escape the everyday world. Charming haciendas offer privacy and cultural immersion, deep in Andean valleys. They are more than places to stay, but pieces of art, history and solitude.
Small markets showcase local tradition. You will find hats, grain, woodcarvings, textiles, bustle and vibrancy, all of it a counterpoint to the haciendas. Also in Imbabura you will travel to cute villages, all of them an insight into living history.
An excursion to Imbabura can also be combined with a volcano. Or you can just feast on the local insight and getaway from the normal tourist experiences.