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Highlights of Guango Lodge

  • Guango Lodge is a paradise for bird lovers and photographers alike; it is not uncommon to see up to 14 species of humming birds in one hour, including the amazing sword-billed hummingbird.
  • Guango is located near the paramo zone and hot springs of Papallacta, surrounded by a 300-hectare reserve & network of trails, offering the perfect opportunity for trekking, wildlife observation & relaxation.
  • The lodge has 8 small but charming rooms, with hot water showers, in-room tea/coffee facilities, and hot water bottles available at night. Social areas are cozy with warm fire places in the evening.
  • Located just 1 hour drive from Quito Airport, Guango Lodge is convenient for a day trip, or a 2-3 day city-break excursion.
  • Guango lodge is also a conscious initiative for nature conservation and community support, and active in employing & training local residents from the area.

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Itineraries and pricing per person 2019

2 Days
2 Days birding
3 Days
3 Days birding
2 Days
  • $7901 person
  • $4602 people
  • $4053-4 people
  • $3305-8 people
All prices are per person

Itinerary: General interest tour package

  • DAY 1Journey from Quito through the scenic and biodiverse paramo cloudforest. First visit is at a rose plantation. Then onto Papallacta´s paramo to admire the amazing Antisana volcano. In the afternoon, arrival to the lodge for lunch. Early afternoon hike and return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious local drink called “canelazo”.
  • DAY 2After breakfast, we take you trout fishing. Next to the Hummingbird feeders to admire various species birds, and an optional walk in the orchid garden. After lunch trekking through an ancient Polylepis forest, and return to Quito in the late afternoon.
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2 Days birding
  • $8551 person
  • $4902 people
  • $4253-4 people
  • $3455-8 people
All prices are per person

Itinerary: Birding tour

  • DAY 1Journey from Quito through the dry central valley, up to the high windswept paramo. Many birding sightings are possible, such as Andean Condor, Caracara, Black tailed trainbearer, among others. On the way you pass though high elevation temperate forest, to see other native species of birds. Finally, late afternoon arrival to the lodge to drink “Canelazo” and dinner.
  • DAY 2Follow the amazing bird trails at Guango Lodge, to hopefully spot Bar-bellied woodpeckers, tyrannulets, blue-backed conebills, among others. After a box lunch we head to the hummingbird feeders, and return to Quito in the late afternoon.
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3 Days
  • $11351 person
  • $6752 people
  • $6003-4 people
  • $4955-8 people
All prices are per person

Itinerary: General interest tour package

  • DAY 1Journey from Quito through the scenic and biodiverse paramo cloudforest. First visit is at a rose plantation. Then onto Papallacta´s paramo to admire the amazing Antisana volcano. In the afternoon, arrival to the lodge for lunch. Early afternoon hike and return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious local drink called “canelazo”.
  • DAY 2Visit to Cayambe Coca National park, to trek on one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, on the lookout if lucky for Andean bears, mountain tapirs or the Culpeo Fox. After a box lunch, return to Papallacta hot springs to soak in the relaxing thermal waters. Return to Guango for dinner.
  • DAY 3fter breakfast, we take you trout fishing. Next to the Hummingbird feeders to admire various species birds, and an optional walk in the orchid garden. After lunch trekking through an ancient Polylepis forest, and return to Quito in the late afternoon.
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3 Days birding
  • $13651 person
  • $7902 people
  • $6853-4 people
  • $5655-8 people
All prices are per person

Itinerary: Birding tour

  • DAY 1Journey from Quito through the dry central valley, up to the high windswept paramo. Many birding sightings are possible, such as Andean Condor, Caracara, Black tailed trainbearer, among others. On the way you pass though high elevation temperate forest, to see other native species of birds. Finally, late afternoon arrival to the lodge to drink “Canelazo” and dinner.
  • DAY 2Follow the amazing bird trails at Guango Lodge, to hopefully spot Bar-bellied woodpeckers, tyrannulets, blue-backed conebills, among others. After a box lunch we head to the hummingbird feeders, and return to Quito in the late afternoon.
  • DAY 3Drive to Cayambe Coca National Park to observe mountain tanagers and other birds, or with luck large mammals such as Andean bears, mountain tapirs or the Culpeo Fox. After this activity you will be transferred back to Quito.
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About itineraries & Prices

For birding tours prices please ask our sales team
Longer packages are also available – please ask our staff for details

ABOUT BIRD SIGHTINGS

Obviously wildlife sightings will vary, but some of the birds of particular interest that you may see regularly at Guango Lodge include:
Andean Guan, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Turquoise Jay, Scarlet-bellied, Lacrimose, Buff-breasted and Hooded Mountain-Tanagers, Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager, Black-headed, Black-capped and Black-eared Hemispingus and Slaty Bursh-Finch, Mountain Velvetbreast, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Tourmaline Sunangel, Golden-breasted and Glowing Pufflegs, Mountain Avocetbill, and White-bellied and Gorgeted Woodstars.

Inclusions
Exclusions
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Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Lodge accommodation on double/twin basis (7 twin rooms, 1 single room available, or triple on request)
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on final day)
  • Professional bilingual birding guide
  • Transfers in and out (shared basis from Quito)
  • Day trips to specified reserves, including entry fees
  • Boots for excursions
Exclusions

Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Extras in the lodge, like drinks, laundry service and snacks
  • Activities not included in the itinerary
  • Single supplement
Tour dates

Tour Dates

This tour is available throughout the year. Flexible to start on any day of the week that you prefer to travel..

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