Hacienda El Porvenir


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 just one and a half hours by car from Quito and 4 km. from the northern entrance to Cotopaxi National Park.

HACIENDA EL PORVENIR is our centre of operations. Just ninety minutes from Quito, in the foothills of Rumiñahui Volcano, 4km. away 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.


  • NEW capacity: 52 guests
  • Over 1000 hectares for the exclusive use of our guests
  • Perfect for ecotourism and adventure
  • Rooms for all budgets
  • 9 Machais double Rooms (Shared Bathroom)
  • 1 Machai quadruple Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • 5 Traditional Hacienda Rooms (Private Bathroom)
  • 7 Suites  (Private Bathroom)
  • Hot water and electricity (110 volts)
  • Internet
  • Dining-room with fireplace
  • 5 living-room areas with fireplace
  • Restaurant, bar and shop
  • Camping area with bathrooms and hut
  • Guided and Self guided Trails
  • NEW ziplines on May 2013
  • Horseback Riding, Mounatin Biking, Trekking, Climbing, Ziplines


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  • Testimonials

    “The hacienda has character, warm, inviting and homey, with strudy adobe walls and a straw roof, desgined in typical Andean Highland Style”

    Lorry Heverly.
    Travel World News January 2002.
    < Hacienda El Porvenir “South of the capital, Quito, beyond the robust little town of Machachi, I rolled into the horse-hiring hacienda of Tierra del Volcan. I recommend it as my personal quest-house of the decade: Miles form my own herbaceous borders, it has a familiar aspect and a locally woven roof of tufty grass.”

    Financial Times London  Robin Lane Fox  October  2009.

    “Venimos al Porvenir! Es muy chévere acá. Nos relajamos mucho y pasamos muy bien. Me encantan los machais, duermes full bien y descansas mucho. La comida es muy rica y me encantan las caminatas que se pueden hacer y montar caballos. Volveremos pronto”

    Jane, Ecuador
    Septiembre 26, 2008.

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