MAGIC ECO-TOURS FOR NATURE LOVERS – 11N/12D

~ VISIT 6 SAN JORGE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVES IN THE ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FORESTS, PARAMO & AMAZONIAN TROPICAL RAINFOREST~

GORGEOUS SCENERY & PRISTINE HIKING TRAILS - HANDS ON ANDES & AMAZON COOKING CLASSES – DINE WITH THE HUMMINGBIRDS - NIGHT WALKS - SWIM IN THE CASCADING WATERFALLS & AMAZONIAN RIVERS – AMAZON FACE PAINTING – EXOTIC BIRDS & HUMMINGBIRDS – FABULOUS PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONS - WILD ORCHIDS & BUTTERFLIES

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
August 10 - 21;
September 10 - 21;
October 10 - 21;
December 10 - 21

2020 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 10 - 21;
February 10 - 21;
March 10 - 21;
April 10 - 21;
May 10 - 21;
June 10 - 21;
September 10 - 21;
October 10 - 21;
November 10 - 21;
December 10 - 21


San Jorge’s Magic Eco-Tour Nature packages are all-inclusive, including airport transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, guided tours with specialized English speaking native guide, private transportation and reserve entrance fees. Added features while at San Jorge’s Lodges include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality services


Day One
- Evening airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito, overnight lodging San Jorge/Quito

Day Two - Eco-Tour for nature lovers - San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito - Walk the pristine highland humid forest, volcanic walls and sightseeing overlooking Quito from a distance on pre-Inca trails. Great explanation of archeology, medicinal plants and folklore.  After lunch, hands on Cooking Class learning how to make dark Andes chocolate, Andes Coffee and empanadas. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals   

Day Three  - Visit the middle of the world museum and original equator monument at Cala Cali. Continue on to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary in the Cloud Forest checking for Hummingbirds and Tanagers at the feeders. Excellent for wild photography. After lunch, a guided hike on our pristine well designed trails viewing birds and exotic flora and fauna. Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals   

Day Four - Early morning sightseeing and animal observation at the reserve. After breakfast guided Orchid Tour at our orchidairy with gorgeous trails full of orchids and bromeliads in their natural habitat. Afternoon at leisure on own.  After dinner, Night Walk to our 2 ponds to observe night insects, frogs and possible animals, including olinguitos and kinkajous at feeders. Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five - After breakfast depart for San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve in the Upper Tropical Rainforest. Afternoon bird and canopy observation at our new 60 foot high spacious tower overlooking the canopy. After dinner, partake in a Night Walk looking for owls, potoos, different frogs and insects. San Jorge Milpe Reserve has a upper tropical forest, which is even more diverse than our Cloud Forest at San Jorge de Tandayapa. Totally different eco-systems, only 1 hour drive part!  Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Six - After breakfast get ready for a hike in the Tropical forest, visiting several waterfalls all pristine! Enjoy swimming in the cascading waterfalls at one of the last preserved and purest forests in the world! The stunning upper tropical rainforest surrounding the lodges feature well-kept pristine hiking trails, with 8 different trails to explore the different features of the reserve, with 11 spring fed waterfalls, crossed by the large Chaguaryacu River. Picnic lunch at the stone beach of Chaguaryaco River. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals 

Day Seven - Papallacta Natural Mineral Hot Springs – Hiking & Hummingbirds  Journey through the High Andes Barren Plains (4000 mts. o.s.l). Drive the same route as Francisco De Orellana walked when he discovered the Amazon River. Visit Tumbaco, Cumbaya and Pifo Valley. Take a morning hike, learning about the flora and fauna of the surrounding area. During the trip, your guide will give you a botanical and ecological explanation of the Coca Cayambe Reserve, which is considered an Andes Condor area. We will climb up the Central Andes chain until we reach Papallacta Lake and stop at Papallacta Natural Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in the mountain mineral springs. Continue on to view exotic Hummingbirds later in the afternoon. Overnight Borja, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - San Jorge de Guacamayos Reserve in the Eastern Andes Cloud Forest.  View beautiful vistas of Antisana and Sumaco Volcanos a and gorgeous scenery when hiking the trails in the clouds to our pristine waterfalls and rivers with optional swimming at the waterholes.  Observe beautiful Hummingbirds, birds, butterflies, medicinal plants and Cloud Forest flora and fauna along the way.  Enjoy photographing the native plants, flowers, frogs, birds, insects and volcanoes.  Overnight Hollin, includes 3 meals (coming soon/projected date 2020 – NEW San Jorge/Guacamayos Safari Camp).

Days Nine & Ten - San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Reserve in the Amazonian Tropical Rainforest. Gorgeous new trails (new to mankind!) exquisite views.  Hiking, viewing Parrots and elaborate birds, monkeys, butterflies, dragonflies and wildlife. Swimming/snorkeling in our crystalline river and streams. Wildlife observation and photography from our NEW 65 foot high observation tower overlooking the Amazonian canopy. Face painting and a three hour hands on cooking class making traditional Amazon dishes. Partake in a guided Night Walk looking for lizards, different frogs and insects, caimans, night monkeys and ocelots. Overnight Loreto, includes 3 meals per day (coming soon/projected date 2021 – NEW San Jorge/Sumaco aquatic Eco-Lodge with rooms on stilts above the water)

Day Eleven - San Jorge de Guacamayos Reserve for early am Hummingbird viewing.  Return drive to Quito.  Overnight San Jorge /Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Twelve - AM airport transfer

Optional Extra days/side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Shamanism, Otavalo Indian Market & Surrounding Villages, Alpaca weavers, Shopping, Native Museums, Cotopaxi Volcano, River rafting. Limoncocha Lake, Boating eco-tour & Amazon Parrot Licks

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