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.
Recommendations: There is no minimum stay at Hacienda El Porvenir, but we highly recommend you stay for 3 nights or longer to fully experience this destination and what it has to offer.
When to visit: Whenever you like! We are open year round. Ecuador is well known for its eternal spring. Being on the Equator line, we have two main seasons: The green season or winter ( October- May), here rain and cloudy skies are expected mainly during the mornings. The dry season or summer ( late June to September) when clear blue skies with fantastic views and wind are expected. The Mountain weather is unpredictable; within the same day you can experience snow, heat, rain and wind.
Connectivity: Internet available in our social areas. Suites and Hacienda Traditional Rooms have WiFi. Limited mobile phone connection. No regular phone available at the Hacienda.
A working Hacienda: A working ranch that is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cattle farming, to conservation and ecotourism. We produce the milk and make cheese and grow some vegetables and a small herb garden for our kitchen.
The history of Hacienda El Porvenir goes back to colonial times. This territory, which was then known as “Pedregal”, was run by the Jesuits. In this vast area, the Jesuits raised sheep and later wild cattle. Five generations ago, in 1913, the old El Porvenir farm was bought by the Gangotena Escudero family, who have kept it up until modern times. More recently Hacienda El Porvenir has become known for its wild cattle, known as “Pedregal-Tambo,” belonging to Arturo Gangotena Escudero. Hacienda El Porvenir currently belongs to the Pérez Gangotena family, who decided to open it up to visitors in 1999, to share the magic and enchantment of this beautiful spot with adventurers from far and wide.
We offer different rooms for different interests and budgets.
Machai rooms (shelter in Quichua) rather than formal rooms, remember the huts built by highland Indians with their thatched roofs and matting made estera walls and curtains as doors. They are very warm and cozy rooms. Each Machai can accommodate two people, with the exception of the Master, which can accommodate four guests. The Machais share 4 bathrooms, 3 showers (hot water). Price includes Continental Breakfast.
Machai Rooms: Our machai rooms are functional and economic. The machai meets the expectations of those adventurous travellers looking for a different experience. Each room is divided by an estera (hand-knitted totora), which gives guests privacy. Capacity on Machai rooms 22 guests.
How to get there
All our all inclusive set tours and tailored made tours include transportation from and to Quito.
We can help you arrange transfers in and out when choosing our independent services.
From Quito to Hacienda el Porvenir by car
Leave Quito by panamerican highway towards Machachi. Enter Machachi to central park (where church is), in the light of pharmacy sufarmacia (big orange sign) there is a sign indicating the route to the north entrance to the cotopaxi national park. Follow this paved street - calle Garcia Moreno approxx 2 k. From then on the road its paved until you reach a village called El Pedregal ( 21 km from Machachi or 30-45 minutes from Machachi).
During the trip you will find several sings indicating the road to Tierra del Volcan / Hacienda el Porvenir . Before arriving at El Pedregal, you will meet a black gate and stone pillars. Not fit into that gate, but continue along the main road ( right hand) following the instructions of the sign that is next to thew road.
Into the that gate continue along the main road (right hand) following the instruction of the sign that is next to the road. On reaching the village of El Pedregal you will find a "y intersection " and several sings. Take your right following the sings Tierra del Volcan bya gravel road, this is the same route to the north entrance of cotopaxi National Park Control One kilometer from the diversion of the "Y" will find a sign on a wooden log that says Tierra del Volcan indicating arrival at the Hacienda El Porvenir.
Distance from Machachi to Hacienda el Porvenir is 21 k.
From Quito by bus To go to Porvenir bus, they must first v reach the bus terminal Quitumbe, which is located in the south of Quito, to go to the terminal can go by taxi (+ / - $ 15) or Ecovía (System Resembling the meter) transport. In the bus terminal Quitumbe UN Cooperative Transport Mejia, who is directed to Machachi be taken. The bus trip takes about an hour and a half or maybe a little less. ask the driver of the bus to drop you in the park Machachi. From the Park Machachi can rent a truck and ask them to take them to Hacienda El Porvenir, trucks fee is around the + / - $ 15. In case you do not want to rent a van, in Machachi Park, next to the pharmacy "SuFarmacia" is the bus stop Climbing El Pedregal. Hay four daily buses, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. If you take this bus must remain in the "Y" and walk around Pedregal means hour to reach the Hacienda El Porvenir.