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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Luis Alcivar, an outstanding bird guide by any measure, led our twelve-day tour of the East & West Andes Slopes that began August 1, 2016. The group consisted of three participants and had the feel of a private tour with all the benefits of a bird guide and a driver. We stayed all but two nights at lodges run by...

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Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

One of a number of lodges owned by Dr Jorge Cruz - each one unique. I will write a separate review for each of the 3 we stayed at. We had 4 days to spend in Ecuador for departing for Galapagos. We wanted to visit the forest and especially see humming birds. Through a good email conversation, Dr Cruz suggested...

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Florissant
Reviewed 31 July 2016

After watching a nature show on the birds of Ecuador, we decided to explore the possibility of going someday to Ecuador. Thanks to the quick and masterful help of Cheryl Korowotny, the International Director of The Magic Birding Circuit for the San Jorge Lodges, we went from let's go someday to let's go now. Every aspect of this trip surpassed...

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3Thank Larry R
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My son and I were interested in a trip to Ecuador for birding. I emailed 3 different companies after a web search. Cheryl Korowotny with the Magic Birding Circuit responded very promply. Afer a few more emails we choice the 11 day see everything tour. After that, Cheryl took care of all trip logistics. For this trip, driver were on...

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3Thank Anthony M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Dr. Cruz, his wife, and daughter sincerely reached out to our family to ensure our needs were met. The entire staff at San Jorge Quito and Tandayapa exceeded what I could have hoped for. Special thanks to Caroline for delicious food. Dr. Cruz is clearly a visionary. What an adventure we had! The fires lit nightly in Quito were amazing....

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3Thank judy4bb
northeast
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A wonderful hacienda, high in the mountains with a beautiful countryside, and a fantastic variety of bird and plants. Everything I could have hoped for. I loved my room here, with its fireplace, and the food was fantastic. Dr. George Cruz and Miguel were the guides for our group, and I found them to be fascinating to listen to, and...

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Vero Beach
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The US director for the company, Cheryl, helped us greatly with trip planning and advice from the beginning. Our group had a wonderful experience on the Magic Birding Circuit, with Jorge Cruz as our guide. Jorge had an incredible eye for finding birds, identifying them by ear, and was very knowledgeable about the history, plants and archaeology of his country....

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6Thank Bill L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful lodge high in the mountains overlooking Quito, with lots of resident hummingbirds, excellent food and knowledgeable guides and trails where you can find many Ecuadorian species. Yes, the road there is rough, but once you get there the great bird life and scenery make up for it. I visited the Quito, Tandayapa and Milpe Ecolodges as part of...

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2Thank Jose P
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Nice place with a good number of birds. Good bird guides and very helpful hotel employees. Good location for birdwatching. Very cold, but a lot of área for birdwatching. Good food and dont remember having the same food twice in the 10 days stay .

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 10 June 2016

First I have to say that Cheryl, the International Director for the Magic Birding Circle, was the person who made our trip a success. She is based in the USA and planned an itinerary to fit with our travel plans after we visited the Galapagos Islands. She was fast getting back to me by email whenever I had a question....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest) 18th Century Spanish Hacienda located in the Pichincha Foothills offering airport transfers 24/7 or pick up from downtown Quito. Comfortable Andes hacienda rooms with private bath/hot shower, decorated in typical decor; game room, lounge, restaurant, bar and small museum. Free Wi-Fi offered in upper level rooms. We are the only private nature reserve near the city of Quito, situated on a 230 acre reserve, offering nature and complete relaxation, yet 25 minutes away. Explore our beautiful gardens, birdwatching & hiking trails, hummingbird feeders, delicious cuisine and views of 11 mountains & volcanos in the distance overlooking Quito. Pre-reserved guided tours are available for birdwatching, hiking & natural history, medicinal plants, cultural tours & add on extension cruises to The Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle. We also own San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Lodge & Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) & two Lodges at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - San Jorge Cliff Lodge & NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge (Upper Tropical Rainforest) listed #1 in Trip Advisor. All private reserves & lodges are within 2 hours radius of Quito. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

Address: Km 4 Cotocollao-Nono Road, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#10 Family Hotel in Quito
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