This place is a GEM!! If you are looking for tranquil, for hospitality like no other, for peace and quiet, for a huge house (6 houses in total and you get an entire house to yourself with 2 bedrooms a kitchen and a bathroom), for fantastic food and amazing people, this is the place to be! My friend and I could not believe the size of our house which came fully equipped with fireplace, music and all the amenities of home. Yes, the road to get up to Ali Shungu may be a bit rough, it was never an issue as the very kind owner picked us up and always helped us arrange transportation. The food at the lodge is incredible, had the best best organic home grown raspberry juice ever, we absolutely LOVED it here. The owner went out of his way to help us make our experience memorable by taking us to the local school which their foundation supports, and distributing gifts to the children which we brought from home. My 3 year old daughter loved the interaction with the local kids and it was one of the most memorable experience of our lives.... if you go, there is a school nearby and the kids are always happy to receive gifts and their smiles are the greatest reward. WE also loved that the farm had animals, lamas, horses, dogs, all super friendly. If you go to Otavalo,don't stay anywhere else... we went there expecting an authentic experience and stayed first in the actual city.. we would have stayed here the entire time if we knew how amazing it will be. Loved loved loved the place and thank you to the owners for being amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more less