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San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge

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Km 3,5 Partidero Antiguo a Tandayapa Tandayapa Valley, Tandayapa Ecuador
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San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge in the Tandayapa Valley (Cloud Forest) located on 150 acres of prime property, just one hour from San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito & 1-1/2 hours from downtown Quito. Newly built gorgeous mountain top lodge with 16 rooms, spectacular views; private baths, 500 possible bird species + 28 Hummingbirds, tropical plants/flowers, wild orchids, seasonal butterflies, fish/frog ponds & miles of pristine trails. Enjoy birdwatching or bird photography at the Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Photo Center, a first in South America! 360 degrees of light to shoot any desired angle. Dine with the Hummingbirds at our new open air Hummingbird Restaurant surrounded by active hummingbird & tanager feeders. Upgraded suites are available with magnificent views, private patio or balcony. The Magic Birding & Photography Circuit offers a variety of tours all with specialized English speaking guides. Also visit San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito.
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thomas wrote a review Aug 2021
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Excellent location, facilities, features, and staff to support birding enthusiasts...upon arrival, expect to be awed by the extensive property, natural habitats, and continuous frenzy of wildlife surrounding you. Service was extraordinary with authentic Ecuadorian foods prepared by the kitchen staff, coffee and tea service, and packed lunches for road excursions. During peak times in the morning and afternoon, it'll be difficult to keep up with the species count. Lookout decks, balconies and shelters are prevalent throughout the facility.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Fred A wrote a review Jul 2021
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During my Ecuadorian birding adventure, I visited Tandayapa for one full day. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. My guide for the day, Jorge, was an outstanding guide who possesses a wonderful knowledge of birds. I was impressed by the excitement he exhibited whenever he helped me locate a new bird. The platform from which we started our birding adventure has several feeders that attract a huge variety and number of hummingbirds as well as other species. After a delicious lunch, we spent the afternoon hiking the numerous trails that meander along the hillside. Tandayapa proved to be a spectacular start to my Ecuadorian birding experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Evan wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York70 contributions8 helpful votes
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Excellent birding and nature lodge. Extensive trails, expert guides, eager and capable service, delicious food, and stunning rooms. Birds are the highlight and they are superb. George Cruz has assembled a perfect experience to learn about nature in the Ecuadorian cloud forest in a comfortable, welcoming environment. I would return in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Embrace it all. Do the walks, learn all you can.
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rochelles697 wrote a review May 2021
Tampa, Florida36 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed at the Tandayapa Lodge and was amazed at the service. Not being one for anything fancy, the service here just blew me away! Luggage was dropped off in your room so you could go right to the main attractions; the hummingbirds and the views. The the food was freshly prepared and they really kept a great focus on pre-noted dietary restrictions. This is definitely a family business and by the end of dinner on the 1st day I felt like I was part of the family. The rooms were big! They have huge windows, ensuite bathrooms, fresh towels, laundry service (if required) and water to refill water bottles throughout the day. With the quantity of birds, flora, fauna, butterflies , frogs and insects there was just no way to have a bad time. Huge flocks of parrots flying overhead, woodpeckers up pounding the trees, toucans, hummingbirds, colourful tanagers, trogon and motmot to just name a few. At the lake I was even super lucky and saw 2 deer coming only a few meters away from me. Birding, hiking, critters or even being a foodie there is something for everyone when booking with San Jorge and stay at Tandayapa.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms are great with views, hot water and lots of space.
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whydoIneedapassword wrote a review Jan 2021
Worcester90 contributions59 helpful votes
NB We travelled in December 2019, but TripAdvisor won't let you go back that far. We stayed for 2 nights in this idyllic setting. As in so many places we stayed, we were the only guests, despite it being the Christmas holidays. Basics first: The beds were comfortable, the rooms were large and clean, and the food and service from Sra Pilliar and Don Stalin were excellent. The setting is breathtaking, views everywhere, and lots of atmosphere with the swirling mist and cloud - like Rivendell, we thought! Plenty of walks available, and well-marked. The project itself is commendable, since Don Jorge is effectively re-wilding a piece of cloud forest ( some of which is already intact). We went for the birds and were not disappointed. Our guide was Don Jorge and he was epically enthusiastic for the whole of the time we spent here and at the sister lodge at Milpe. We basically saw 45 new species before breakfast on the first morning, despite already having been in Ecuador for 2 weeks. But you'll still enjoy it if you're not a birder...
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge (3.2 miles), Pacha Quindi Nature Refuge (1.3 miles), and Maquipucuna Reserve (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Armadillos Cafe, Tour del Café - Finca Casa Frajares, and El Sabroson.
Is San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Tandayapa.