El Monte – offers charming riverside cabins in the Cloudforest surrounding Mindo. El Monte, owned by an Ecuadorian-American couple, provides an array of activities including, horseback riding, hiking, swimming in natural pools, birding, and whitewater inner tubing down the Mindo river. At the end of the day savor home-cooking by candlelight and listen to the night-sounds of the forest. Moreover, El Monte has just opened up the Mindo Biological Station for researchers, students groups, and ecologically focused tourists looking to truly explore and discover the natural treasures of the cloud forest.
Cloud Forest tour are a great mix of hiking and birdwatching.
La Selva Jungle Lodge – is located high on Lake Garzacocha deep in Ecuador’s Amazon basin, the richest primary forest on earth, and offers you the ultimate in luxury jungle adventures. Create your own itinerary; swim in tranquil lagoons and lakes, fish for piranha, go birdwatching, trek or hike in the jungle, canoe in meandering rivers, or simply enjoy the magnificent views of the rainforest while lying on a hammock. Also, enjoy the Lodge’s gourmet food and its personalized service.
Cabañas San Isidro – In the lush subtropical zone of the eastern Andes, Cabañas San Isidro has gained a reputation as one of the finest cloud forest lodges in Ecuador. 1,300 hectares of reserve (with well-designed trails) connected to two major Andean national parks, over 300 species of birds (including some of the most sought after in South America, like a probable new species of spectacular owl), recent sightings of large mammals such as Spectacled Bear, Puma, Jaguarundi and Giant Anteater, divine fusion cuisine considered as some of the best in the country, along with top-notch accommodations are all among San Isidro’s strengths. San Isidro is also a forerunner in conservation with many new land-purchases. If all of this, in addition to long hikes through virgin cloud forest teeming with native wildlife, and warm hospitality in a breath-taking setting all sound appealing, San Isidro is a destination that you won’t want to miss. Our travel agency, BirdEcuador, can help you in designing a personally tailored birding or general interest tour to our lodges and throughout Ecuador.
Botanical Reserve Eco Lodge San Jorge – San Jorge owns two private Cloud Forest Reserves. NEW!! San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge-Hummingbird Sanctuary in the Cloud Forest, recently opened January, 2009. Superb birding/hiking trails, observation deck, gorgeous eco-lodge with spectacular views in the Chocó Endemic Bird Area of northwest Ecuador; open aired Hummingbird Restaurant with feeders; delicious organic menus. San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayacu Bird & Wildlife Reserve, adjoining Antizana NP. Both reserves are part of The Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit, offering a diverse array of flora and fauna, numerous orchids, 450 species of birds.
Tinalandia Ecuador Eco lodge – A unique eco lodge located in the cloud forests of Ecuador, on the Western slope of the the Andes. Tinalandia is known for its amazing biodiversity all around the globe. We are the ecotourism pioneers of Ecuador and South America. We offer bird watching tours, hiking tours, horseback riding tours and rafting tours.
Urcu Puyujunda Ecological Cabins – is located northwest of Quito, Ecuador, home to some of the richest biodiversity of birds in the world. Its aim is to conserve the Cloud Forest and help the community strive for a better condition of life. The program has experience with volunteers; you can watch and study around 300 species of birds, flora, fauna, biological and archaeological researches in this amazing place. You may choose from a variety of activities. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will get know a different ecosystem, culture, and the Spanish language.