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Hacienda Santa Rita, located just one and a half hours from Quito at an altitude of 3,200m, concentrates on sustainable cattle farming and the conservation of the native Andean forest and páramos. Past eruptions of Cotopaxi have shaped the lie of the land throughout this region and, to protect the resulting beauty and biological diversity, this area has been made into 500 hectares of Private Ecological Reserve.

Lava flows have been gradually eroded by water over the years, giving rise to waterfalls, still waters and rapids. In the midst of this arid, volcanic landscape, life thrives relentlessly in the form of lichens, mosses, bromeliads, orchids and native woods. The ideal spot for bird lovers, adrenaline seekers and families.

Guests to Hacienda Santa Rita will find comfortable accommodation in La Cabaña de Santa Rita, a cozy fully equipped cabin in the heart of Santa Rita Ecological Reserve. With magnificent views of Antisana and Cotopaxi Volcanoes, the cabin is an ideal place to stay for enjoying the natural beauty of the Reserve. Early morning bird watching or exclusive hiking in the Reserve will definitely add a plus to the whole experience.

The cabin is fully catered (all meals included), with two rooms accommodating up to six guests. Twin or King beds are available, depending on traveler request. A shared bathroom, cozy living room with fireplace, and outside deck with hammocks to enjoy the surrounding views provides the comforts of home. Enjoy plentiful hot water and 110 vlts electricity during your stay at the cozy Cabaña de Santa Rita.

Activities available from Hacienda Santa Rita:
- Hiking - exclusive use of the 500 hectares of the Reserve
- Self-guided and guided trails through native woodland and water basins
- Birdwatching and wildlife observation
- Mountain biking trails
- Cañon del Salto Canopy Tour ( zip lines)
- Rappelling
- Climbing Vía Ferrata
- Horseback riding
- Climbing Pasochoa Volcano
- Fishing ( Catch and release)
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in Baño
Begin and end your nine day journey through Ecuador in the colonial city of Quito. Visit Bellavista Cloud Forest, Otavalo Market, Cotopaxi National Park, Banos, and much more. This tour highlights the best that Ecuador has to offer!
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, South America, Banos, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir, Otavalo, Quito
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  • Learn about this unique festival
  • Watch festival processions
  • Visit the famous Tigua painters
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Activities: Festivals, Hacienda, Land, Village Visit
Places: Ecuador, South America, Cotopaxi, Hacienda La Cienega, Pujili, Quilotoa, Quito
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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