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Maquipucuna Reserve & Eco Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week including one night at Santa Lucia. There were 3 of us and we had the family cabin which has a room with two bunk beds, a room with a queen size bed as well as a loft with a twin bed. The room with a queen bed has an ensuite bath and the room... More 

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Madang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a month birdwatching in North West Ecuador and loved it. The highlight for us was Maquipucuna. The managers there organized a trip for us which started with 2 nights in the community ecotourism project at Yunguilla. Then an amazing 6-hour hike through some spectacular primary forest, down to the beautiful lodge at Santa Lucia, where we spent 4... More 

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

Dear Robert thank you for sharing your experience. At Maquipucuna, Sta Lucia and Yunguilla we all love what we do and it seems that it shows. We hope to get more people interested in the amazing birding route that you took, so your review is very important. More 

Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Maqui is a fairly plush bed-and-breakfeast feeling eco lodge in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. The guides, including Carlos and Edison, are extremely knowledgeable and aim to please. The birding is superb, and ancient Yumbo trails add a historical backdrop to the locale. An extensive trail system provides for abundant exploration, and be sure to visit St Lucia lodge up the... More 

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Kehl, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 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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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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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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Maquipucuna is the official home to the Spectacled bear and the closest pristine rainforest reserve & ecolodge to Quito, Capital of Ecuador. The Maquipucuna Ecolodge is located 2 hours northwest to Quito, it is the official gateway to the Maquipucuna Nature Reserve. The Reserves extends over close to 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) containing more 45 species of mammals, 250 species of butterflies, and 1000 species of moths - among other species. In addition to hosting more than 2,000 species of plants, Maquipucuna harbors 376 bird species or 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 first coffee-tour in Ecuador, 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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Address: | Sta. Marianita, Quito, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $47 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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