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Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge

Parroquia Nanegal, Quito, Ecuador
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Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge
Ranked #13 of 130 Specialty lodging in Quito
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for two nights before heading to Galapagos. The staff and founder were fantastic. The founder Rebecca met us at our hotel to transport us to the lodge. She gave us a warm welcome and info all the way to the lodge. On arrival in the jungle we were greeted by a friendly staff and escorted to one... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Maquipucuna is a great way to experience Ecuador's cloud forest without breaking the bank. The drive from Quito to the lodge was an adventure in itself, with great vistas and plenty of photo ops. The return trip to Quito included a stop at the "real" equator (not the theme park) with great views down the valley into Quito - special... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As a biologist looking to for a few days of cloud-forest R&R, I picked this Eco Lodge because it is owned and operated by the Fundación Maquipucuna - an incredible, family-run group that has single-handedly taken important steps to preserve some of the most beautiful and endangered environments in all of Ecuador. If you can find their "history" photo book,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
80 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I reviewed the reserve separately, so this will focus on our experience with the lodge and everything that pertains to that. Successes: -The location is superb! Great trails that you can take on your own (however they could improve the signage as there are a couple of spots we weren't sure which way to follow). -Hummingbirds all over the place!... More

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Los Altos, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the reserve and loved every minute of it. We are a family of four with little kids and we stayed in one of the cabins, while our friends stayed in the lodge. I thought the cabin was a much better experience, with a lot of space to relax. We spent a lot of time... More

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New Delhi, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My 84 year old mother, a family friend, and I arrived at Maqui resort after a pleasant drive with our driver Bernardo, and after one night, all we could say was "wish we would have booked more than one night"! The scenery on the way from Quito changes with altitude, and by the time of arrival at Maqui, we were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just spent the last 5 days at Maqui, a 15,000acre cloud forest reserve about 1.5hrs from Quito. The overall experience was fantastic, from initial booking through Rebeca to pickup by the driver Luis to the extraordinary effort put in by the guide Arcenio throughout the stay. The highlight was the amazing birds on offer each day - usually a 5:30... More

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Vista, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I returned this week from a month in Ecuador and the Galapagos. The whole trip was incredible, by Maquipucuna was hands down my favorite part of our entire trip. Everything, and I mean everything, is incredible. The food was the best we had in all of Ecuador (which is saying something, we loved all the food everywhere),... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My sweetheart and I traveled to the Maquipucuna Reserve with a group from the New England Wildflower Society. I grew up in northern NJ in the 1950s and now live north of Boston. The most exotic trip I ever went on as a kid was camping in Maine. Anything beyond that I only knew from the pages of National Geographic... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have been to Maquipucuna twice!, after my first 1 month stay while doing my ecotourism internship i fell in love with this Reserve and everything about it, so as soon as i was able i went back for seconds. This is the real thing, a visionary dream of making a difference come true and you can see how every... More

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Address: Parroquia Nanegal, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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The closest pristine rainforest reserve & ecolodge to Quito, Capital of Ecuador.Located 50 miles northwest of Quito, the Maquipucuna Eco lodge is an award winning Eco lodge and the official gateway to the Maquipucuna Nature Reserve. The Maquipucuna Reserves extends over close to 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) containing more than 375 species of birds, 45 species of mammals, 250 species of butterflies, and 1000 species of moths - amongst other species... In addition to hosting more than 2,000 species of plants, Maquipucuna harbors 4% of the world's bird diversity. Visitors can hike a system of 8 trails spanning 32 km of well maintained trails, dive into natural swimming holes, visit waterfalls, experience the only shade-grown, bird-friendly, beyond organic coffee-tour, bird-watch, visit our organic garden,visit neighboring community ecolodges, learn about our conservation efforts in the Choco-Andean conservation & sustainable development corridor, or simply relax. ... more   less 
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