ECO-TOURS FOR NATURE LOVERS - GORGEOUS SCENERY & PRISTINE TRAILS - HANDS ON ANDES COOKING CLASS - NIGHT WALKS - SWIMMING IN THE CASCADING WATERFALLS
~ VISIT THE ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FOREST & UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~
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 Botanical Reserve/Quito - Walk and visit the pristine highland humid forest, volcanic walls, sightseeing overlooking Quito from a distance, pre-Inca trail. Great explanation of archeology, medicinal plants and folklore. After lunch, hands on Cooking Class at our chocolate factory learning how to make dark Andes chocolate 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, walk to the cliff or canyon - wonderful well designed trails. 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 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 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 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 Six - 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. Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Seven - Day of leisure at San Jorge/Milpe paradise to explore on own. Later afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Eight - AM airport transfer
Extra days: 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 airport 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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