Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, Quito
(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
One of the top-five biodiversity spots on the planet, Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve provides a home to a whopping four percent of the world's bird life. Head to the reserve--not far from Quito--to take hikes through the jungle to waterfalls, or to inspect intricate orchids in the onsite garden. Bird-watchers are rewarded by a hugely diverse array of species. Take a dip in the natural pools, repel down cliffs, and, if you're lucky, spot the rare and vulnerable spectacled bear, which can be seen between November and December. Arrange your visit to Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quito using our Quito vacation trip planner.
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  • I loved the place, very well organized. Breathe peace into the environment. Ideal, near Quito, a full natural sanctuary. I found information on how to get on a blog on the internet, on the page of the site did not find useful data.
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  • This may be one of the oldest cloud-forest reserves in the area but it's not only the infrastructure that shows definite signs of age, also their administration processes seem to start falling apart. ...  more »
  • Our 3 day visit to this ecolodge was definelty a highlight of our trip : bird spotting with knowledgable local guides with excellent English , reading in the hammock, eating the fresh prepared local f...  more »