Reserve and Ecolodge: Parroquia Nanegal on Way to Mindo | Office: Baquerizo E9-153 entre Tamayo y Plaza, Quito, Ecuador
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描述： Spectacled bear watching in the Cloud Forests of Maquipucuna is a unique...
Spectacled bear watching in the Cloud Forests of Maquipucuna is a unique experience! Besides being a birdwatchers paradise, the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve is the official home of the endangered Spectacled bear and thousand other wildlife species. It is now the beginning of March and the small avocado trees ("Pacches") are loaded with fruit, hence we expect a spectacled bear season 2015 sometime between August and November.
The visit to the Reserve and the internationally awarded Maquipucuna Ecolodge offers the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular natural sites on the planet. The nearly 15,000 acres Maquipucuna Reserve, located only 2 hours away from Quito, is also home to at least 376 species of birds, 45 species of mammals, 250 species of butterflies and over 2000 species of plants. That is, Maquipucuna harbors about 10% of Ecuador's plant diversity and 4% of all the bird species known for the entire planet! Maquipucuna has the category of Protected Forest and has been declared as Important Bird Area (IBA).
The ecolodge offers comfortable private or shared bathrooms and all with hot water, a camping site, amazing local bilingual guides, 32 km of trails from easy to strenuous, waterfalls and rivers. The lodge is run by the non-profit Maquipucuna which offers the possibility of all inclusive packages, including return transportation from Quito or the airport area.