Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador

Three days' stay at a sublime ecotourism reserve immersed in Ecuador’s cloud forest. Easy to access from Quito and all meals included. Hikes, bikes and river swimming all part of the magic
Stay in Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge All meals included Top Ecuador bird watching Choco Andean Bioregion Research station for scientists and biologists Guided hikes Wild swimming Mountain biking Yumbo ruins
Price
£242To£401 excluding flights
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Duration
3 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price includes transfers to/from Quito, shared bathroom (private ensuite room at higher price), group walks with bilingual guide, meals at lodge
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Description of Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador

This ecotourism cloud forest lodge is only 80kms from Quito, yet in another world. Three days at Maquipucuna gives plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian cloud forest where the lodge is located. Not just a lodge, however, Maquipucuna Reserve has a scientific research centre benefitting from the 15,000 acres of forest that it owns. And no ordinary forest either, but part of the Choco Andean Bioregion, one of the world’s leading biodiversity hotspots.

Not surprisingly, therefore, it is flora and fauna rich, and guides can take you hiking or biking through the forest in search of its bevy of birdlife, including toucanets and cock-of-the-rock. Other wildlife includes spectacled bears, armadillo and even puma. Our guides also lead trips to the ancient archaeological ruins at Yumbo.

The Maquipicuna Foundation was founded in 1988 as a local non-profit, with a mission to research and study biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource management in Ecuador. We are delighted to host scientists and naturalists from all over the world, as well as volunteers who want to help out for a longer period. For those guests who want to immerse themselves fully in this biodiverse beauty, we also have camping facilities. Chilling in hammocks and river swimming are all part of the Maquipucuna remit too, of course.

Price information

£242To£401 excluding flights
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Price includes transfers to/from Quito, shared bathroom (private ensuite room at higher price), group walks with bilingual guide, meals at lodge
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements.

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Holiday information

Multi generational:
This holiday is suitable for grandparents, parents and children.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

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