Hacienda Leito

Hacienda Leito

Hacienda Leito - Los Llanganates. The most charming hacienda in the Andes.

Hacienda Leito is discretely located and nestled on the Patate River valley, at the Ecuadorian province of Tungurahua, only 3 hours drive south of Quito and very close to Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, surrounded by majestic mountains.

This romantic getaway surrounded by verdant landscape is a delight fulfilling the dreams of romantics and those in pursuit of a sporting challenge.

Thirty kilometer from Ambato, the valley of Patate is known for its picturesque location on the Patate river, the grapes grown in the region and the production of some of the best "aguardiente" liquor in the highlands. 

Whether you are an adventure-seeker looking for all exciting activities the area has to offer, a couple in search of a romantic getaway, a family seeking a warm atmosphere for all ages, or just a weary traveler halfway between here and there, Hacienda Leito´s comfortable rooms, its charming social areas and its spectacular setting, offers its guests extraordinary hospitality.

Spend a few idyllic nights resting in a place where only the sounds of the forest and the rustling of the wind accompany you. Find the serene and natural beauty of the Andes that surrounds the Hacienda and enjoy a cup of good coffee by the fire in the living room.   

Hacienda Leito is an XVIII century Jesuit hacienda, located in the charismatic valley of Patate and close to the entrance of Los Llanganates National Park. Historical hacienda Leito passed to the care of the Restrepo family in 1928, when Mr. Marco Antonio Restrepo, well known as " The King of the Wood", bought the property. He contributed with a giant production of livestock and converted this hacienda into extraordinary land.

With a touch of elegance and tradition, Leito provides warm atmosphere for all ages, comfortable rooms with fireplaces, and superb cuisine. Its spectacular setting offers extraordinary hospitality and a breathtaking view of the Tungurahua volcano, all this to make of your stay an unforgettable and unique experience.


Spend your days hiking in the highlands, mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting in the waters of the Patate River, going for a day to the jungle including a visit to the impressive "The Devil's Cauldron waterfall", visting the charismatic town of Baños: its hot springs and handicraft workshops, or simply enjoying the hacienda life.

At lunch time or at dinner be delighted by its local cuisine, tasting vegetables of its own organic garden and the tropical fruits of its farm land.

If you are looking for some adventure during your holidays, Hacienda Leito is the right destination. Being located in a priviledge area of the country (very close to the cross-section between andean mountains and rainforest).

We can offer

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • River rafting
  • Biking and
  • Cultural daily activities.



Hacienda Leito offers single, double and triple rooms as well as family suites, all featuring fire-places.

The bright - spacious and comortable rooms and the soft beds of this country inn preserve the smell of antique furniture, its relaxing bathrooms and cozy atmosphere guarantee resting and well being.

Our rooms feature fire-places and comfortable bathrooms with bath-tubs


Kick back and relax in the charming social spaces. From nature lovers and active travlers to families and photographers, this place has something for everyone.

Carlos Restrepo will be pleased to show you his priceless archeological collection which will be displayed in the hacienda Museum, the newest project of Leito.

Other services 

Nanny and laundry services, telephone, fax and e-mail..



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