We hiked the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve on the 1st day with our tour group. I am in great shape and had numerous people with us of various ages. I did find the hike to be... read more
As of July 26, Spectacled Bear season 2015 has begun at Maquipucuna!!! It...
As of July 26, Spectacled Bear season 2015 has begun at Maquipucuna!!! It can last between 2 weeks and 2 1/2 months. Besides being the official home of the endangered Spectacled bear and thousand other wildlife species, Maquipucuna is a birdwatchers paradise.
The Reserve has an internationally awarded Maquipucuna Ecolodge. The nearly 15,000 acres Maquipucuna Reserve, located only 2 hours away from Quito, is also home to at least 376 species of birds, 45 species of mammals, 250 species of butterflies and over 2000 species of plants. That is, Maquipucuna harbors about 10% of Ecuador's plant diversity and 4% of all the bird species known for the entire planet! Maquipucuna has the category of Protected Forest and has been declared as Important Bird Area (IBA).