Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, Quito

(4.7/5 based on 120+ 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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  • This somewhat Afar of Quito, close to an hour, but well worth every minute you delay getting there. It is an area of jungle where you see lots of birds and especially of orchids, my favorite flower.
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  • We enjoyed 2 wonderful days in the Eco Lodge and the reserve and relished every minute. A fabulous experience only 2 hours away from the buzzing megacity of Quito. A large variety of birds from tiny c...  more »
  • Have spent two great days, a warm welcome, a guide great for birds he calls without iPod or phone. All also excellent cuisine, room a bit rustic, but no problem. Not seen bear with glasses but not always visible. To recommend
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