Hacienda Chorlavi was founded by Jesuit Priests in 1620 and was then acquired by the Tobar Family over six generations ago and ultimately transformed into a hotel in 1971. Among the vast array of Haciendas in the Northern part of Ecuador, there is no doubt that Chorlavi still holds its tradition and story untouched thanks to its inherent beauty. Where once stood a granary house, with its large halls, chambers, and service rooms of an old estate, you now find spacious barns turned into modern auditoriums and conference rooms, houses for laborers turned into rustic yet charming guest rooms, all surrounded by gardens and orchards sheltered by millennial trees that offer visitors the magic aroma of the past.
Ibarra lies at the foot of the Imbabura Mountain and is known for it's temperate climate. Sitting at 7,300 feet above sea level yet close to the equator makes for perfect weather. In your free time you can take a walk in the gardens, go for a swim or relax in Jacuzzi. You will enjoy folkloric music and dancing in the courtyard. You can play pool, cards or mini-golf. Or you can just sit and enjoy the views from a hammock. You will also get to see the beauty of Ecuador as we take trips to Lake Cuicocha, the Otavalo Market and weaving demonstration, the equator and Quito.