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Rumi Wilco Ecolodge & Nature Reserve

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rumi Wilco was such a great place that I didn't want to leave when our 3 days were up! If you like the outdoors, and don't mind roughing it a bit, then this Ecolodge is perfect for you. The hiking trails on the property were absolutely stunning, and we saw some of the best views we've seen in Ecuador yet.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We found Vilcabamba and Rumi Wilco to be a relaxing refuge along the route of travel. The campsite was a 15 minute walk from town in the woods and along the river - bring a headlamp at night. The camping kitchen was cute and well stocked. The bathrooms were rugged. There was plumbing, but no door. The toilet and shower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at Rumi Wilco for three nights. One night in a Room and two nights in house. The kitchen and the rooms/house were well cleaned. The kitchen had all we needed: Fridge, different pods, sharp knifes, a blender and in the house was even a oven. We enjoyed the walks in the nature reserve. The trails are in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed here over New Year on our way south to Peru and had to tear ourselves away! We had a little twin room next to the kitchen which we shared with about six other people - we had two huge communal feasts whilst we were there! The walk into town is about 15 minutes along the river - bring... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This lovely place is set up in a natural environment just by the river. The owners have made a successful combination between comfortable accommodation and nature preservation. We stayed for 7 days in a room with a private kitchen and shared toilet facilities. Everything is kept very clean and tidy by the guests and the cleaner. The rooms are beautifully... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Alicia and Orlando have created a beautiful setting with artistic touches and comfortable rooms. The kitchen is among the most functional of all the hostels we visited in Ecuador. Because of its location (slightly out-of-town) this ecolodge attracts young, intelligent travelers from everywhere imaginable! A few of us also opted to work for some or all of our room fees.... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I won't rant on. The idea behind the lodge is great. Helping preserve the ecology of the owners small plot of land. You can pay them to volunteer if you like. The sad thing is that the very friendly owners are so involved in ecology i dont think they have noticed the place is filthy, disgusting and dangerous. Aside from... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went for camping at this reserve. The camping spot is quite a long walk away from the entrance, but beautifully located on a grassy spot, near the river (where you can wash and bath, swimming is a no no i guess, the water is very fast and wild) and three nice wooden cabbins on poles. We came in at... More

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Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I worked here for about 1 week and absolutely loved it. I couldn't have been more content with the natural and peaceful environment, amazing hiking trails, and hardy work that I took part in each day. Orlando and Alicia are two of the most incredible people I have met, and welcomed all of us volunteers warmly. Thanks for such a... More

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

We have traveled and lived all over Ecuador for years, but this was the most relaxing adventure we have ever had - the sound of the river roaring by, the endless birds and animals - a beautiful haven on the edge of the world. Lovely walks into town, through the mountains and everywhere. The hosts are profoundly nice too. Stay... More

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Address: Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Number of rooms: 18

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