Wilderness Basecamp

Hacienda Rumiloma

Quito, Ecuador

Prices From: $305

Hacienda Rumiloma is a magical oasis of rustic luxury overlooking Quito, Ecuador. This charming hacienda is situated on nearly one hundred acres of primary Andean forest on the side of the Volcano Pichincha.

Rumiloma features an eclectic mix of traditional Ecuadorian and sophisticated international tastes in everything from the decor to the menu, from the guest suites to the personalities of the owners and staff.

The main building houses an outstanding restaurant featuring Ecuadorian-style fusion cuisine. The bottom floor has been converted into an intimate Irish / Ecuadorian pub, complete with a walk-in fireplace. There are several cozy sitting rooms perfect for relaxing after a long day touring in the historic center, hiking in the surrounding hills, or just enjoying an after-dinner drink while gazing out over the lights of the city to the Amazon jungle beyond.

The exceptionally appointed suites scattered around the hacienda are amongst the finest in the country. Each casita, or little house, boasts a minimum of 600 sq. feet. All are filled with a unique mix of antiques, art and collectables from the far corners of Ecuador. The guest rooms are the epitome of rustic luxury- pot bellied stoves, colonial art fluffy down covers, & spectacular bath rooms all housed within hand crafted walls of adobe and stone made and/or mined here on the property. All have cozy sitting rooms, spacious bedrooms and terraces or indoor gardens, and of course, the best views anywhere in Quito.

The owners have been committed to conservation for generations, and as such have been protecting and re-planting native trees on the property for over half a century. There are plans for the continued protection of some, and re-introduction of other Andean fauna with the cooperation of local experts. Rumiloma believes in a village attitude, and works closely with the barrio below the hacienda. We support them by purchasing from the local shops, hiring neighborhood craftsmen and service staff, and sponsoring local football clubs, dance troops and community food halls.

The hacienda backs up to thousands of acres of national park land with scores of trails, a small river, and llamas grazing peacefully. The property also boasts a wide variety of native birds and wildlife, and unspoiled acres of Primary Andean Forest filled with trees and wildflowers all within minutes of the capitol city.

Rumiloma offers it's guests a wide array of activities:

  • Evening tours of the colonial center of Quito in a traditional "Chiva" or open-air bus with an live band on the roof and hot treats.
  • Daily "trapiche" festival with traditional sugar cane press and complimentary fresh sugar cane cocktails.
  • A Folkloric dance company, performing traditional indigenous dances portraying Andean life in colorful costumes.
  • Tours of Quito on guests specific areas of interest be it art, photography, shopping, history or nature. They have a tour and specialized guides for every taste.
  • Mountain and/or Rock climbing adventures with certified mountain guides.
  • Gastronomic tours which can include the outdoor markets accompanied by local chefs, Chocolate tours from the cacao farms to truffle making, Coffee tasting tours and Wine tasting.
  • Daybreak Llama Trek: A 45 minute hike thru primary Andean forest leads you to your very own private lookout with spectacular views of the volcanoes Cayambe, Antisana, and Cotopaxi, and a picnic breakfast.
  • Family Adventures: Like indigenous dance classes, llama rides, handmade kite flying, mountain biking, custom family-oriented visits to museums, historical sites, indigenous villages, butterfly farms and reptile centers etc.
  • Custom Adventures. If you can dream it, they can make it a reality.
  • Location

    Region: South America



    Breakfast Breakfast

    Day Tours Day Tours

    Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

    Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

    Horses Horses

    Wildlife Wildlife

    Family Friendly Family Friendly

    GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick