ECO-TOURS FOR NATURE LOVERS - GORGEOUS SCENERY & PRISTINE TRAILS - NIGHT WALKS - SWIMMING IN THE CASCADING WATERFALLS ~ VISIT THE ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FOREST & UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~
Day One - AM pick up downtown Quito. 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, walk to the cliff or canyon - wonderful well designed trails. Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes lunch & dinner
Day Two - Early morning sightseeing and animal observation at the reserve. After breakfast guided Orchid Tour at our orchidairy and 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 Three - 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 observatory tower overlooking the canopy. After dinner, partake in a Night Walk looking for owls, potoos, different frogs and insects. San Jorge's 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 Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Four - After breakfast get ready for a hike in the Tropical forest, visiting 12 waterfalls all pristine! Time to swim and enjoy one of the last preserved and purest forests in the world! Picnic lunch at the stone beach of Chaguaryaco River. Later afternoon transfer to downtown Quito, includes breakfast & lunch
Extra days: Cooking Class; Old Colonial Quito; Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano
Note: Both San Jorge/Tandayapa & San Jorge/Milpe Lodges are located in the Choco Corridor, one of the last areas that were never destroyed by ice ages. These areas offer extreme biodiversity and are very lush.
San Jorge Eco-Tour packages are all-inclusive, including hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, specialized English speaking native naturalist guide, guided tours, private transportation, and reserve entrance fees. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves, include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality services.
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