Immerse in the cloud forest
Discover the tranquility and powerful presence of the ancient cloud forest
From: USD 350
Ideal to connect with the tranquillity and energy of the cloud forest; get to know the biodiversity of this region that is part of the Chocó Andino de Pichincha Biosphere Reserve. Click here for more info!
The community you will be visiting
Visitors receive a warm welcome in Santa Lucia. The Ecolodge and Cottages are located at 1900m on top of a mountain with a fantastic panoramic view. Surrounded by more than 700 hectares of Cloud forest you can discover the high biological diversity on many different paths. Nearly 400 species of birds and 300 orchids are waiting for you! … Read more about Santa-Lucia
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Day 1 •
Nanegal • Waterfall, Santa Lucia
Walk along the jungle path to the Umachaca River and then hike upstream to visit a beautiful waterfall (depending on the season and current you can even bathe and swim). Then continue along the pre-Inca trail used by the Yumbo people as a commercial route and learn about its history. You will spot tracks left by the elusive puma and shy wild pigs. The path opens to a lush meadow with fantastic views of the river where you will enjoy a picnic lunch (6-hour trip).
Nanegal • Sugarcane Plantation
Walk to the sugarcane plantation and learn about their history. Explanation of Santa Lucia's conservation activities and sustainability and research projects, including the use of camera traps for monitoring bears and other large mammals.
Day 2 •
Nanegal • Night walk
Take a guided night walk to experience the sounds and sights of the forest in darkness.