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Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge

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| Sta. Marianita, Quito, Ecuador
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Kehl, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Maquipucuna for 2 nights. The travel from Quito was organized for free.It was a great experience because of all the nature and the birds and other interesting animals. The workers there are amazing and really take care of you. The birdwatcher guide was amazing explaining me about birds. On both days in the morning we went to... More 

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wisearth, Manager at Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you could enjoy the magic of Maquipucuna and thankful that you shared your experience. And as a clarifying note for TripAdvisor readers; travel from Quito in Maquipucuna's Rainforest Shuttle is included in the Classic all inclusive packages. More 

Tubingen, Germany
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87 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 days - 1 night and it was overwhelming. Different options of guided tours in the reserve. Arcenio showed us beautiful birds, explained every tree and plant ant its virtues, guided us through the rainforest. We loved it. He showed us where the Puma ate a porcupine, fortunately we did not meet him directly. Lodging is excellent -... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I first visited Maquipucuna in 1999 and had always wanted to go back and spend more time in this amazing cloud forest. I finally had the opportunity in February - and I was not disappointed. The forest has matured and the lodge itself has been improved, but it's still remote and quiet and beautiful. Our cabin was comfortable and the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This lodge is meant for those interested in nature specifically. It is located in a large reserve that is primarily old growth forest with some secondary forest. The old growth forest is truly a magically experience with a huge number of species of trees, ferns, orchids, epiphytes, etc. There is an incredible number of birds. Many different types of hummingbirds... More 

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London
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our 4 night stay was memorable for all the right reasons. We enjoyed fantastic birdwatching with our all seeing and hugely knowledgeable guide Arcenio, regularly interspersed with delicious home cooked food. There were several self guided scenic trails starting from the Lodge with something to suit all levels of fitness and our room overlooking the river had a private terrace... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Traditional style eco-lodges in the middle of a cloud forest: a wonderful place to take hikes and relax. You are surrounded by amazing nature, have your coffee with hummingbirds, next to the river. Great food and service from the staff, who will definitely succeed in surpassing their enthusiasm and love for the birds, surrounding forest and spectacle bear to you!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Maquipucuna for 4 nights as part of our tour of Ecuador. First of all I should say how easy the booking process was, the website is not that great for rate enquiries or booking (apparently this is being updated) but from the first enquiry email all the way through to the reminder confirmation was very professional and... More 

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Cardiff
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A truly amazing few days. The eco lodge in the cloud forest was tranquil and beautiful. The guides were knowledgeable and patient and genuinely cared about the environment and the flora and fauna. Food was simple but lovely as was the accommodation.Enjoyed the array of different birds we spotted but were wowed ,stunned and delighted see an Andean Spectacled Bear... More 

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Quito
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45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed here for a night because it was the closest hotel in the area where an adventure race was taking place. The hotel was clean, it had hot water, and the bed was pretty comfortable ... all I needed after being awake for almost 24 hours. Our room was right next to the river, so you could hear the... More 

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wisearth, Manager at Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge, responded to this review

MFJaramillo, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Maquipucuna, and specially that you could rest after an exhausting day following the non-stop all night race. You were not ripped off, on the contrary, you received a substantial discount and we kindly ask that you please review your tripadvisor comment in light of the facts: As support for the... More 

Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We chose Maqui as last leg of our Ecuador tour (Quito, Galapagos, and The Oriente were the previous ones) to experience a completely different environment and, hopefully, some great birdwatching. We were not disappointed, not in the least! Rooms are basic but clean and spacious, food is simply excellent - a surprising mix of Ecuadorian and Italian cuisine -, staff... More 

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