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Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve

#34 of 205 things to do in Quito Features Animals
Baquerizo E 9-153, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 99 421 8033
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Baquerizo E 9-153, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 99 421 8033
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

If you are planning a trip to Ecuador then Maquipucuna ecolodge should be on your list of places to stay! I stayed here for 10 days on a tropical semester in 2014. I loved it so much that I had to return this time bringing...More

4  Thank Tanja W
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My stay was such fun, a perfect trip for the outdoors-lovers! The food was delicious and they catered to my gluten intolerance with the greatest of ease. I was hesitant about some noodles in my soup only to realize they were rice noodles, specially prepared...More

2  Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I stayed in Maquipucuna for 2 nights. The travel from Quito was organized for free.It was a great experience because of all the nature and the birds and other interesting animals. The workers there are amazing and really take care of you. The birdwatcher guide...More

2  Thank sararW6283CV
wisearth, Manager at Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! we are happy to be able to understand and accommodate our visitors needs and preferences. Our vegan, gluten free carrot cake is one of our new favorite recipes :) The cacao beans for the chocolate massage is cacao arriba and...More

Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed at Maquipucuna for three nights recently and would have probably been happier staying two, mostly because in general we prefer more independent travel. We have some lovely memories of Maquipucuna and appreciated the friendly and helpful staff. We were disappointed by what was...More

4  Thank cosmil
wisearth, Manager at Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Up until the summer of 2015 we did have a large volunteer camp of international high school students coming to stay in the neighboring town and to work for a few days at the Reserve. We don't foresee such a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge as a couple for four days and three nights. Maquipucuna Lodge offers packages which include a guide for unlimited walks each day, all meals, a room with a private bathroom (and HOT water, a rarity in Ecuador), unlimited boiled water...More

7  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I had the chance to visit this ecological reserve and was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend for travelers who prefer nature than cityscapes. They have conserve a beautiful pristine tropical rain forest close to Quito. You have some small waterfalls where you can go...More

2  Thank Fjose C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We hiked the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve on the 1st day with our tour group. I am in great shape and had numerous people with us of various ages. I did find the hike to be a bit difficult because it was steep and muddy,...More

3  Thank Michele S
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We liked the lodge built out of Gaudua bamboo, the comfortable beds and large walk-in shower, plus good food in the outdoor dining area above the river. Several great trails go into the cloud forest. Be sure to have one of the guides point out...More

3  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is a private reserve with a lovely small and intimate lodge located on the private reserve. Birdwatching and hiking through the cloud forest are the major activities. The guides are very nice even to those of us who do not know a toucan from...More

1  Thank movalgirl
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is a superb remedy for stress - to be surrounded by natural, beautiful and fascinating things that fill your senses... All your needs are taken care of by experienced locals - all you have to do is enjoy; the lodge is consistently rustic done...More

1  Thank Dominic M
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do you do airport pickups and drop-offs ?
11 March 2017|
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Response from wisearth | Property representative |
Yes! Maquipucuna offers transfers to and from Quito's hotels, airport or airport hotels, and Otavalo and farms up to 2 hrs from Quito.
Norman P
Please provide me with your rates for a room for 2 with private bathroom. Can you give me some idea of the foods you serve or provide a menu? Do you have a bar?
26 January 2017|
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Do you offer any single day trips from Quito?
19 April 2016|
Response from wisearth | Property representative |
He have had day trips; however we don't encourage them because it takes 2:30 hours to travel each way from Quito's center. It can be done, it's a beautiful trip, but you will not see as many birds past 8 in the morning. Have... More