Alpine Basecamp

Hacienda el Porvenir

Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

Prices From: $88

On the slopes of Rumiñahui Volcano, in a truly privileged position, Hacienda El Porvenir is the ideal spot from which to explore Cotopaxi, get to know the Andean way of life at first hand and have thrilling adventures.

It is your center of operations in the Andes. Just ninety minutes from Quito, in the foothills of Rumiñahui Volcano. Only 4km from the northern entrance to Cotopaxi National Park.

The farm house is located in a very scenic spot, at an altitude of 3,600m, surrounded by four volcanoes, one of which is Cotopaxi. Our guests can enjoy their stay in a comfortable, functional setting. The farmhouse is made from local building material, with colours and style typical of this part of the country for hundreds of years, thus keeping the spirit and essence of Andean construction. The stables, saddle room and corrals add the touches of a real working farm.

The Hacienda offers several room options:

  • The Corazón Suite, in the small house. Twin or queen beds, private bathroom, living-room with fireplace. (sleeps 2).
  • The Cotopaxi Suite or Family Suite, located upstairs in the farm house. Double bed and two twin beds. Private bathroom and efficient ecological wood-burner. (sleeps 4).
  • The Honeymoon Suite, located in the farm house. Double bed, private bathroom, living-room with fireplace. (sleeps 2).
  • The 6 traditional hacienda double rooms offer every comfort. All have heating systems (fireplaces or electric heaters) and a private bathroom.
  • The Machai rooms (meaning refuge in Quichua) are not formal rooms. They are more reminiscent of the huts put up by indigenous people on the Andean altiplano, with their thatched roofs and walls of “estera” (woven reed). Each holds two people, except for the master, which can hold four. The Machais have 4 shared bathrooms. (sleep 22)
  • Some of the activities you can enjoy at the Hacienda include:

  • horseback rides.
  • Rent a bike.
  • Take a walk on self-guided paths (the walk to Manto Blanco waterfall, the path across the páramo, routes passing through the communities, a visit to the reforestation project, path to the “mirador” or viewpoint).
  • Do something for nature, plant a tree. Join in our conservation work in reforestation.
  • Walk to the waterfall or the viewpoint for star-gazing on clear nights.
  • Feed the horses, llamas and sheep.
  • Learn how to make traditional bread.
  • Try your hand at the most popular games in Ecuador (table football, sapo, lazo and herraduras).
  • Location

    Region: South America

    Cotopaxi National Park


    Breakfast Breakfast

    Day Tours Day Tours

    Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

    Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

    Horses Horses

    Wildlife Wildlife

    Family Friendly Family Friendly

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