Hacienda El Porvenir
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Hacienda El Porvenir
Managed along with two other Cotopaxi area haciendas by the Tierra del Volcán group, the Hacienda El Porvenir is a working traditional farm of thatched roofs and daubed red stone walls built in the unique Andean water-rich eco-system called the páramo. Here visitors can get up close and personal with animals and an ancient way of life just a stone's throw from the Rumiñahui and Cotopaxi volcanoes. Along with traditional crackling fireplaces, horseback riding, mountain biking, and trekking, the hacienda has added a new, modern zipline for adventure trekkers. Guests can room in small suites, rustic rooms or, for the adventurous, in a machai room (a word that mean "refuge" in Quicha). With walls made of woven reeds or estera, the wind blows through the reeds of your "refuge"—an experience that can't be photographed but will long be remembered.
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