Santa Lucía is located in the northwest of the province of Pichincha, about 80 km from Quito.
The trip from Quito takes about two and a half hours by bus or private transport. The hike from the parking spot to the lodge through the forest takes about one to two hours.
If you prefer we can arrange private transportation directly from Quito to the entrance of Santa Lucía's main trail. Alternatively you can take a bus that takes you from Quito to Nanegal. The route is operated by Transportes Minas. The busses leave from the terminal, La Ofelia in the North of Quito. Once you arrived at Nanegal we can arrange the transport that will take you to the trail head. From Monday to Friday, buses depart from Ofelia at 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. On Saturday the buses leave at 7:00am, 10:30 and 12:00pm. On Sunday buses depart at 7:00am, 10:00am and 12:00 p.m.