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BIRD-WATCHING IN CUENCA’S SURROUNDINGS SLT 001

Posted by Southland Touring On January - 30 - 2014 3 Comments

  Private, Any Day, Full Day Cuenca is strategically located near important ecosystems with an interesting diversity of birds: CAJAS NATIONAL PARK (35 Km) hosts some 150 upper Andean species; the most notable is the Violet-throated Metaltail, a humming bird which is practically endemic to this protected area. Other birds found in here are the  [ Read More ]

LLAVIUCO SLT 002

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  (17 Km), only 20 min away from Cuenca, is the lower part of the Cajas NP. It possesses a highly interesting mixture of habitats for bird-watching: well preserved mountain forests, paramos, lakes and pastures. The Mountain Toucan, Andean Guan, Masked Trogon, Turquoise Jay, various colorful Tanagers and 12 species of Hummingbirds and aquatic birds  [ Read More ]

THE YUNGUILLA VALLEY SLT 003

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(85 Km) the route takes us into an inter-Andean valley which marks a transition to the coastal plain, with different climatic zones and ecosystems: the western Andean foothills, the subtropical valley and the desert like zone. It is also the doorway to the Tumbesian region. Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Stripped Owl, the endemic Tumbesian Pacific Elania and  [ Read More ]

GUALACEO – LIMON ROUTE SLT004

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  (90 Km) begins at 3.500 m and ends in the other side of the eastern Andean range at 1.220 m providing different ecosystems: paramo, bush covered paramo, mountain forest and pre-mountain humid forest. Here we would find Masked Mountain Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Emerald Toucanet, etc.   Overview: Moderate activities of  8 hours per day  [ Read More ]

MANTA REAL & THE CAJAS NATIONAL PARK SLT 005 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT

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    DAY 1  CAJAS NATIONAL PARK & TAMARINDO Certainly this is one of the best trips to observe birdlife in the area. In the morning we will visit the mountain rainforest area and paramos of the Cajas National Park, with a range of altitudes from 3200 m to 4000 m.  In this area we  [ Read More ]

BIRD WATCHING IN THE SOUTHERN WONDERS SLT006 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

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This is a 5 days 4 nights itinerary that take us to the most important bird watching sites in Southern Ecuador, from high moorland (paramo), to cloud forest areas, subtropical valleys, dry forest and tropical zones, so it gathers a wide range of great ecosystems for an abundant diversity of birds, including some endemic species,  [ Read More ]

ARASHA RESORT & SPA

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Arasha is much more than the exotic fruit of this fragile region and more than Ecuador´s 8 times award winning and internationally acclaimed tropical resort and spa. It offers multiple rich experiences and activities, impeccable personalized service, exquisite cuisine and the finest tropical comfort. Enjoy a stress relieving massage, an educational eco-tour in the area  [ Read More ]

BELLAVISTA CLOUD FOREST RESERVE

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Bellavista offers comfort, tasty and varied cuisine, fine wines, combined with original and comfortable accommodation. The Colombo – British owners and everyone else who works here  believe in genuinely friendly, personal service and strive to open the doors for your own special  experience. The Smart Voyager Certified Eco-Lodge is amidst a 700 hectare private reserve  [ Read More ]

SEPTIMO PARAISO LODGE

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Septimo Paraiso Cloud Forest Reserve is a private protected area, created in 2001, with the aim of saving and preserving the forest and the diverse ecosystems that are contained within it. It is managed by the Green Mindo Foundation, which is in charge of the conservation and the study of its 420 hectares of pre-montane and montane  [ Read More ]

SACHATAMIA RAINFOREST RESERVE

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This private reserve holds 120 hectares of primary and reforested cloud forest in the Mindo-Nambillo Eco-corridor, which is world recognized for its immense biodiversity and has attained the first place in the annual count of bird species on a global level. One of the main attractions are the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the  [ Read More ]

COPALINGA LODGE

Posted by Southland Touring On January - 30 - 2014 2 Comments

A new alternative place to stay in Southern Ecuador for birders and nature lovers, located at 3 kms from Podocarpus National Park (Bombuscaro entrance) COPALINGA lodge is located at an altitude of 900 m.a.s.l. (approx. 3000 feet) The area is free of tropical diseases, such as malaria. The rooms are provided with screens, although there  [ Read More ]

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CUENCA FULL DAY CITY TOUR

Cuenca is waiting for us to discover. We start the day strolling through the cobbled ...

HACIENDA FARMING FULL DAY

  Only few minutes away from the city there are several cattle farms in which the ...

GUALACEO & CHORDELEG with kids

  In the morning enjoy the so called “garden of Azuay”, for its rich and luscious ...

CUENCA HALF DAY CITY TOUR

Have a guided visit through the highlights of the historical area of this beautiful World ...

INGAPIRCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPL

  In the heart of the southern Andes we have the Archaeological Complex of Ingapirca, the ...

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