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Hacienda Verde Location

Hacienda Verde is 45 km north of Quito and part of the Jerusalem Protected Forest. It is only 35 minutes driving time from the Quito airport.

We are excellent choice for a stopover on the way to or back from the Otavalo Indigenous Market, or between your trips to the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. For those interested in nature and wanting to get away from the Quito noise.

Hacienda Verde is at zero latitude at 1900-2000 m altitude.

Attractions nearby

Hacienda Verde is part of the Jerusalem Protected Forest.

Hacienda Verde is in the "Ruta Escondida", a route that begins in the Jerusalem Protected Forest and take the road to San José de Minas through the picturesque villages of Puellaro Perucho, Chavezpamba and Atahualpa. This route with no traffic allows you to enjoy by bike or car diverse natural and agricultural Andean landscapes that go from dry forest to cloud forest northward.

From San José de Minas an alternate route to the Otavalo market can be taken that crosses remnants of Andean cloud forest.

Close to Hacienda Verde there are cycling and trekking routes acknowledged for offering unique cultural, agricultural and natural Andean landscapes, such as the Malchinguí-Atahualpa route, the Malchinguí-Capac ñan route, which is also called the Inca Trail, or the Malchinguí-Mojanda- Cochasquí route, where a preincan Quitu-Cara complex of pyramids can be visited as well as the Mojanda crater lakes.

What to bring

Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, glasses), light clothing (long sleeve shirt, pants), comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellent, binoculars.

How to get here

From Quito 30 km North through the Panamerican until Guayllabamba. From the roundabout of Guayllabamba turn left towards Tabacundo, 4 km, after the bridge of the Pisque River turn left onto the asphalted road that goes to the Bosque Protector Jerusalem, Puellaro, Perucho, San José de Minas. This road goes upward 3 km and continues through a plateau of 4 km until it goes down and curves for approx 3 km; a new "valley" is reached where to the left is the Guayllabamba River Canyon and the Hacienda Verde with its agroforestry plots. The entrance is the first on the left when the descent ends.

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Distances Legend
Quito to Guayllabamba 30 km
Guayllabamba to Hacienda Verde 15 km
Airport to Hacienda Verde 37 km
Hacienda Verde to Puéllaro 10 km
Perucho 20 km
San José de Minas 45 km
Otavalo 90 km
Malchinguí 10 km