HACIENDA HOSTERÍA DOS CHORRERAS * Visit Hacienda Hostería Dos Chorrera´s website by clicking on the logo Ecuador`s biodiverse environment certainly is noteworthy, but what brings tourists from all corners of the globe is the magic of several completely different experiences without long journeys in between. For example, in Cuenca you can enjoy the pace of a city full of history and then, less than thirty minutes away, you can enter El Cajas National Park, a place to enjoy the pure essence of the Ecuadorean highlands. In this particular case, we would not only be surrounded by Nature but, in addition, we would be able to enjoy it comfortably and in style. Dos Chorreras Lodge welcomes all who wish to spend time in luxury at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. The renowned city of Cuenca is nearby, but far enough to revel in the deep silence and in the brightness of a starry sky. The rooms can accommodate traveling groups, couples or singles. Our bridal suite with a fireplace is the perfect choice for an unforgettable honeymoon. If it´s a family outing or a group of friends, the cabin with fireplace and jacuzzi is an experience that´s hard to beat. So, there are various room options, but all of them provide the comforts that a first class resort requires in order to fulfill the expectations of demanding guests. The lodge has two restaurants with exquisite cuisine. One of them, Dos Chorreras, open over twenty years, attracts both locals and tourists and can seat 180 patrons. It´s recognized for its rustic kitchen and outstanding customer service. Among its most popular dishes is its standard bearer, the traditional fried trout with yucca (cassava) and steamed vegetables. The same way a traveler to Cuenca must visit El Cajas National Park, a guest at the Dos Chorreras Lodge cannot miss tasting its famous trout. During the lodge´s most recent expansion, the La Fuente restaurant was built. Its aim was to create a new cooking experience, called “Live Cooking”. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, guests can learn and taste delightful concoctions, talk to the chefs and appreciate rustic style food prepared in tiestos, those typical clay pots that are so common in the culture of Cuenca. The distribution is local and national through a door-to-door service. Our tourist and commercial proposal incorporates Gift Cards. These include attractive tourism packages that work well for couples, family and friends. One of our packages give you access to a fascinating business center or a reception hall, with capacity for 350 people, located strategically in the foothills of the Andes, that blends perfectly with the fantastic resort that Hcda. Hostería Dos Chorreras and it´s sorroundings. HORSEBACK RIDES The horseback rides follow the old García Moreno trail, along the only known stretch that remains in its original state from the time it was the first road connecting the highlands with the coast. Depending on the length of the ride, visitors can see an indigenous village, climb to an overlook above the Condor´s Cave and pass by several small waterfalls. HIKING Hike along routes dotted with waterfalls, rivers, mountains and trails. Perfect for nature lovers and birdwatchers. BIKING Biking along the paths within the lodge grounds is an adventure by itself, as is also to bike on the original García Moreno trail, surrounded by the beauty of the El Cajas National Park. CANOEING Groups of up to four persons per canoe can enjoy beautiful and relaxing trips along the gentle waters of the lodge´s canal. VISIT TO GUADIVULA VILLAGE Culture lovers can take a tour of the Guadivula village / museum, an authentic indigenous village dating back to 1900. Here, visitors can observe how people lived at that time, their homes and customs, as well as the enchanted mine from which they extracted gold. FISHING Guests can fish at certain places outside the lodge, surrounded by mountains. EVENTS Dos Chorreras Lodge is an ideal destination for events or seminars. Its renovated convention center can seat 350 persons and park 200 cars.