Sachatamia 2D/1N Birdwatching Tour
Sachatamia Lodge is a wonderful privately-owned ecological reserve only 1½ hours from Quito and covers 120 ha. of mountain cloud forest at an altitude of 1700 m. Sachatamia has the privilege of being located next to the protected forests of Mindo and therefore offers a unique diversity of flora and fauna.
Difficult: Easy / Moderate Group: Any Family: Yes Duration: 2 Days
The country house has been constructed of wood and offers a maximum of comfort and gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the interplay of this rustic-style elegance of the Sachatamia Lodge in compliance with nature.
Services and Facilities: In Sachatamia guests may walk through a natural subtropical jungle, passing pristine rivers discovering a variety of endemic trees, plants and wild flower species. Highlight of any stay in Sachatamia should be bird watching of over 100 bird species.
Guest room information: A country house has been constructed in wood, complimenting the serenity of the surrounding ambiance. A cozy and elegant rustic refuge offers the maximum comfort while guests enjoy gourmet cuisine in complete union with the natural environment.
- Early departure to take the old Nono-Mindo road, a well-known birding road that descends the west slope of the Andes from Quito that leads to the rich Montane and Cloud Forests. These are the habitat of the Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Dark-backedWood-Quail, Purplebibbed Witetip, Gorgeted Sunangel, Giant Antpitta,Tanager Finch,Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Toucan Barbet, and the Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan.
Road birding with a snack and box lunch. Mid afternoon arrival to Sachatamia Lodge, a cozy, rustic refuge in union with the natural environment, located within the ecological reserve of the same name.
On day two, after an early breakfast, drive to the Valley of Mindo, with road birdwatching and after a snack, return to Quito.
- Private transportation
- Naturalist tour guide
- 2 lunches and 1 dinner at Guango Lodge
- 2 box lunches
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- One of the main attractions at Sachatamia are the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the exuberant protected forest, aside from the agoustis, ant eaters, armadillos and deer.
One of the two LEK (a place of courtship and reproduction among birds) registered in Ecuador as pertaining to the Umbrella Bird Longuipendulo is found within the reserve.
Recently the birth of an umbrella bird was witnessed by the scientific community.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD
Number of Passengers 1 2 3 4-9 10-15 Sachatamia Birdwatching Tour Prices $750 $260 $187 $158 $118 *includes bilingual guide
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