In this picture you see the Cuellaje Coffee Hacienda where we will stay overnight when we arrive at the Intag Valley on our Coffee Harvest Tour. Cuellaje is a very remote village at the Entrance of the Intag Valley at about 1800 meters (5900 ft) above sea level. The normal visitor has not discovered this region yet, it is at least a 2 day journey form Quito in a private car.
Cuellaje is jewel of a village, it lies in a small side valley of the Intag Valley, between the “Paramo de Pinan” a large plain at an altitude of about 3500 – 4000 meters (11480ft – 13124ft) and the turbulent Intag Valley with the turbulent Apuela River.
This region produces one of the best Coffees in the Valley. Unfortunately are the access roads not in very good conditions and at the moment a 4 x 4 is recommended.