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Rumi Wilco Ecolodge & Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful experience at Rumi Wilco EcoLodge. I am a mid-twenties female traveling alone and felt safe, welcomed, and comfortable at Rumi Wilco. Great price- $10/night for one bed in a 3 bedroom room. I love the adobe accommodations! Alicia and Orlando, the owners, take great pride in caring for the nature reserve and sharing it with responsible...

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Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed January 2, 2017

One must remember when visiting Rumi Wilco that it's primary purpose is the preservation of a bit of nature. In that, I'd give it 5 starts. I finally made it back there for a hike up Gully 2 to the Contemplation Spot, then over and down Gully 3, and down to the river. It was a challenging yet rewarding hike....

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Totally recommended!!!! This is not only a hostal or hotel. This place is an entire experience with nature. They have various bungalows and little Adobe houses. Orlando and Alicia (the owners) are super interesting people with lot of information about nature, biology, history and of course info about the area. The place is in the middle of a natural reserve...

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Reviewed October 28, 2016

We took our 3 kids (8, 14, 11) and stayed in a private cabin. It is out of town but close enough to walk to. We explored the province of Loja. The highlight for the kids was swimming in the river and safely hiking the area. Alicia and Orlando (the owners) are welcoming and took good care of us.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We did a couple of the trails in the reserve and while we were there in winter, their dry season, it was still a lovely place for a walk through nature. It costs US$2 per person for entry, but if you want you can go there for 3 days. The proceeds go towards maintenance of the reserve. If you go...

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Rumihuilco ecolodge is a very beautiful and well preserved ecoreserve, owned and maintained by Alicia and Orlando. They offer a lot of river and mountain paths with carefully listed names of trees and plants, as well as a wonderful and quiet place along the river where you even have your own beach. The wooden cabins are spacious and very well...

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Mezy-sur-Seine, France
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

If You are looking for a cheap place, go. For a place in the nature, go. For a place with nice people to met, go. I recommande it for sure. We stay 4 nights. You can camp or sleep in a cabins. The accomodation is enough. The kitcheng is full equiped (Just not oven and microwaves)

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We stayed in the Riverside cabins for 4 nights. In the middle of the forest you go to sleep with nature and wake up with it. Own kitchen and bathroom. Simply wonderful placecto meditate or do some yoga. There are many walking trails on the property too. Even internet is available free of charge outside of the reception cabin. Do...

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South Africa
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoy our stay at the Rumi Wilco Ecolodge. Surrounded by nature, the Ecolodge provided us with everything we needed - from a comfy bed to a very beautiful and well equipped kitchen. Being an Ecolodge there wasn't much in the way of electricity so things like internet and super hot showers aren't provided (which was expected). However, waking...

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Switzerland
Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you go to Vilcabamba, I'd really recommend to have a little walk in the Rumi Wilco Nature Reserve; you won't be disappointed! It is really well-maintained, good indicated and there are lots of explanatins about the flora!!! If you go up a little bit, you will have an amazing view on the city and on the surroundings! It's worth...

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Address: Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Number of rooms: 18
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“There is a private cabin next to the river”
 of 5 bubbles 666rachelz, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“The cabin with kitchen is excellent. Do the treks. Get directions to walk before you get to town.”
 of 5 bubbles 503robw, Oct 22, 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own tent.”
 of 5 bubbles jbbowron, Mar 5, 2015 | Read review
“Cabins are a sure bet, camping's nice too!”
 of 5 bubbles nookyelur, Feb 11, 2015 | Read review
“#7 with private kitchen (so basically 2 rooms inside) faces the lovely porch with hammock, sunny in the afteroon but bright all day. The pole cabanas looked lovely but are yet another 10 minute walk into the national park and a bit too expensive for our budget (though for sure are worth the money).”
 of 5 bubbles GSPhoney, Dec 12, 2014 | Read review
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