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Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers

  • Birds - Hummingbirds - Butterflies - Orchids
  • Frogs - Insects - Mammals
  • Wildlife Photography
  • English speaking native Guides
  • Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards
  • 6 Private Nature Reserves
  • 4 Beautiful Eco-Lodges
  • 11 Diverse Eco-systems
  • Pre-scheduled or Custom Tours
  • Trips of a Lifetime!

Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers

San Jorge's Eco-Tours will take you through San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito in the Pichincha Foothills (Andes Highlands/High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest), visit San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) and 2017 NEW Canopy Islands Wild Photography Center, along with San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Upper Tropical Rainforest) knows for its majestic waterfalls and swimming holes. NEW! Deluxe Forest Lodge with bungalows, balconies and views including new 60 foot high spacious observation tower overlooking the canopy. San Jorge Eco-Lodges & Botanical Reserves has over 1,700 possible species of birds, 65 species of Hummingbirds, wildlife, wild orchids in their natural habitat, butterflies, frogs, 15 waterfalls, 2 ponds, streams and a broad diversity of flora and fauna all within a two hour radius of Quito! San Jorge Eco-Tours offer the ultimate experience for Birdwatchers, Wildlife Photographers, Hikers, Outdoor Adventurers, Writers, History Enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

ECO-TOUR itineraries

Magic Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers - 3 nights/4 days

~ VISIT THE ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FOREST & UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~

MAGIC ECO-TOURS FOR NATURE LOVERS - GORGEOUS SCENERY & PRISTINE TRAILS - NIGHT WALKS - SWIMMING IN THE CASCADING WATERFALLS

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
October 12 - 15;
December 12 - 15

2020 Pre-scheduled tour dates
March 12 - 15;
April 12 - 15;
May 12 - 15;
June 12 - 15;
July12 - 15;
August 11 - 15;
September 12 - 15;
October 12 - 15;
November 12 - 15;
December 12 - 15


San Jorge’s Magic Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers 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
 - 9:00 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, a guided hike on our pristine well designed trails viewing birds and exotic flora and fauna. 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 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 Four - 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. Later afternoon transfer to downtown Quito, includes breakfast & lunch

Optional Extra days:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Medicinal Plants, Shamanism, Otavalo Indian Market & Surrounding Villages, Alpaca weavers, Shopping, Native Museums, Papallacta Hot Springs, Cotopaxi Volcano, River rafting

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Magic Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers - 6 Nights/7 days

~ VISIT 3 SAN JORGE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVES IN THE EAST & WEST ANDES, CLOUD FOREST, PARAMO & AMAZONIAN TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~

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

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
October 15 - 21;
December 15 - 21

2020 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 15 - 21;
February 15 - 21;
March 15 - 21;
April 15 - 21;
May 15 - 21;
June 15 - 21;
September 15 - 21;
October 15 - 21;
November 15 - 21;
December 15 - 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 - 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 Three - 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 located at this reserve)

Day Four & Five - San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Reserve in the Amazonian Tropical Rainforest. Gorgeous new trails, 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 Six - San Jorge de Guacamayos Reserve - am viewing Hummingbird feeders.  Return drive to Quito.  Overnight San Jorge /Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - AM airport transfer

Optional Extra days:  Limoncocha Lake, Boating eco-tour & Amazon Parrot Licks

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MAGIC ECO-TOURS FOR NATURE LOVERS – 7N/8D

~ VISIT THE ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FOREST & UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~

GORGEOUS SCENERY & PRISTINE HIKING TRAILS - HANDS ON ANDES COOKING CLASS - NIGHT WALKS - SWIMMING IN THE CASCADING WATERFALLS - DINE WITH THE HUMMINGBIRDS

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
October 10 - 17;
December 10 - 17

2020 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 10 - 17;
February 10 - 17;
March 10 - 17;
April 10 - 17;
May 10 - 17;
June 10 - 17;
July 10 - 17;
August 10 - 17;
September 10 - 17;
October 10 - 17;
November 10 - 17;
December 10 - 17

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 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 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/Milpe Cliff Lodge, includes 3 meals 

Day Seven - Day of leisure at San Jorge/Milpe paradise to explore on own (or choose optional side tour below). Later afternoon, transfer to San Jorge/Quito. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - AM airport transfer

Optional Extra days/side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Medicinal Plants, Shamanism, Otavalo Indian Market & Surrounding Villages, Alpaca weavers, Shopping, Native Museums, Papallacta Hot Springs, Cotopaxi Volcano, River rafting

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Magic Eco-Tours for Nature Lovers - 7 Nights/8 days

~ VISIT 3 SAN JORGE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVES IN THE EAST & WEST ANDES, CLOUD FOREST, PARAMO & AMAZONIAN TROPICAL RAINFOREST ~

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

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.

Itinerary:  Choose own travel dates


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

Day Two - Old Colonial Quito City Tour. We will explore the Capital of Ecuador, considered part of the Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. During your visit you will learn about the colonial art in the churches, history, archaeology and folklore in the museums. Your guide will provide complete information of the baroque colonial art. Visit the most important areas: Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Santo Domingo, La Merced, La Compania, Panecillo.  Lunch at typical restaurant in Quito. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Three - San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) Natural History Tour. Birds and Hummingbirds, panorama views, wild surroundings, tropical plants/flowers, beautiful wild orchids and exotic wildlife within our tropical world famous Cloud Forest.  Well-kept trails explore the different parts of the reserve.  Hiking on our main loop trail (Toucanet Trail) goes around the lower part of the forest visiting beautiful primary forest and small creeks.  Our newest hiking trail (Nunbird Loop Trail) goes all the way to the top of the ridge to a very ancient forest which is almost completely covered in moss.  This forest is habited by localized bird species such as the White-faced Nunbird and the Toucan Barbet.  The most impressive views of the valley can be appreciated from here with a picnic lunch while on tour or at our open air dining area surrounded by feeders offering great photo options and spectacular views of Tandayapa Valley. 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 Four - San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Upper Tropical Rain Forest) Nature Tour with swimming at the waterfalls and picnic lunch. Visit a wild virgin cloud forest around Pichincha Mountain and trek on great jungle trails inside a natural paradise. This is considered a bird watching paradise, majestic cascading waterfalls, wild surroundings, Yumbo civilization ruins, tropical plants/flowers/ numerous butterflies and wild orchids within our tropical reserve. 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. Open air dining. After dinner, partake in a Night Walk looking for owls, potoos, different frogs and insects.  Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five - Early breakfast & transfer to San Jorge/Quito: Select one activity for today:

#1 Sacred Waterfalls & Medicinal Plants at San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito.  We will trek to the Highland Tropical Rainforest, visiting up to 5 sacred waterfalls (for active people). Here, we will learn about some of the 250 varieties of native medicinal plants in the region. At the same time, you will take in the fabulous panoramic views of Quito, its lush valleys and majestic mountains and the volcano peaks of Cayambe, Antizana, Pasochoa, Pululahua, Pichincha, and Illalo. We can observe 11 mountains from various points of San Jorge Botanical Reserve. Includes picnic lunch at the waterfalls. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

#2 The Last Incan’s Emperor’s Trails Hiking & Historical Tour (Chasqui Trail) following the same footsteps as the pre-Incans.  This active hike will take us from Quito to the Yumbos land towards Tulipe which crosses San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito.  We see the coluncus and old road vestiges when hiking the area, along with panorama views of the mountains, flora and fauna makes for a wonderful hiking adventure.  5 hour hike.  Overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals  

Day Six -Otavalo Indian Market & Surroundings Visit the world famous Otavalo Indian Market. You will have the opportunity to shop for world famous handmade wool and alpaca products. Also, visit Cotacashi (leather village), OR San Antonia de Ibarra (wood carving village). Includes lunch at typical restaurant in Otavalo. Overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - Select one activity for today
#1 Papallacta Natural Hot Springs & Hiking 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. We will climb up the Central Andes chain until we reach Papallacta Lake where we will then stop at the thermal hot springs. 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. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

#2 Cotopaxi Volcano National Park - Guided Tour with transportation to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park – Drive south by Pan American Highway & arrive to the Cotopaxi National Park in the morning.  Hike the trails & surroundings, photograph Limpiopungo Lake.  View birds, Andean Gulls and others.  If a clear day – superb views of Cotopaxi Volcano.  Optional - Drive up to the refuge garage.  Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - AM transfer to Quito Airport or downtown Quito

Options:  Middle of the World, Shamanism, Alpaca weavers, Native Museums

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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
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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Quick facts of Ecuador

  • Quito ~ The First City to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • World Famous Galapagos Islands
  • The Andes Mountains – the world’s longest mountain range
    17 Distinctive Ethnic Indian Groups
  • Cotopaxi Volcano ~ the highest volcano in the world; 5,870 mts. O.S.L.
  • 3,000 species of Orchids
  • 1,700 species of Birds (world record per square meter)
  • 132 species of Hummingbirds (world record)
  • 65 Volcanoes
  • 12 different climate steps of the world
  • Diversified variety of foods

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The Magic Circuit

7 PRIVATE RESERVES & 4 ECO-LODGES

SAN JORGE eco-lodge & botanical reserve/quito 
KM 4 VÍA ANTIGUA A NONO (CONT. CALLE MACHALA)
andes highlands/high barren plains/highland rainforest
Altitude: 3,000 - 3,100 m.  (9,580 - 10,500 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE ESTERO HONDO botanical reserve
PACIFIC COASTal LOWLANDS
altitude:  200 m.  (600 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE MILPE BIRD & orchid reserve
San Jorge cliff lodge & san jorge forest lodge 
upper tropical rainforest
KM 3,7 CAMINO A MILPE
altitude: 900 m.  (3,000 ft. o.s.l.)
SAN JORGE DE TANDAYAPA hummingbird sanctuary & lodge
cloud forest
KM 3,5 PARTIDERO ANTIGUO A TANDAYAPA
altitude:  1,700 m.  (5,600 ft. o.s.l.)
SAN JORGE DE COSANGA -YANAYACU WILDLIFE & BIRD RESERVEs
andes highland cloud forest
KM3,6 CAMINO A LAS CAUCHERAS
altitude: 2,500 m. (8,000 ft. o.s.l.)
san jorge de sumaco bird sanctuary
lower amazon basin
altitude:  500 m.  (1,600 ft. o.s.l.)


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Cheryl Korowotny
International Director
The Magic Birding & Photography  Circuit
SAN JORGE ECO-LODGES & BOTANICAL RESERVES
Quito – Tandayapa – Milpe - Cosanga - Estero Hondo-Sumaco Bajo-Guacamayos
Ecuador – South America
(877) 565-2596 toll-free USA/Canada 
Email: info@eco-lodgesanjorge.com

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San Jorge has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 8 consecutive years!

Recommended by Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Moon Travel, Fodor’s South America, Viva Travel Guide & Rough Guides