Maquipucuna Reserve, Quito

4.5
#1 of 10 in Nature in Quito
One of the top-five biodiversity spots on the planet, Maquipucuna Reserve provides a home to a whopping four percent of the world's bird life. Head to the reserve--not far from Quito--to take hikes through the jungle to waterfalls, or to inspect intricate orchids in the onsite garden. Bird-watchers are rewarded by a hugely diverse array of species. Take a dip in the natural pools, repel down cliffs, and, if you're lucky, spot the rare and vulnerable spectacled bear, which can be seen between November and December. Use our Quito trip app to arrange your visit to Maquipucuna Reserve and other attractions in Quito.
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  • We stayed as a couple at Maquipucuna. The room was clean and quiet. The reservation itself is beautiful, you wake up in the morning to bird watching guided tour, eat breakfast with the hummingbirds...  more »
  • We stayed at Maquipicuna for 5 days in January, and it was a highlight of our time in Ecuador. The diversity of orchids and hummingbirds was stunning. Our guide, Arsenio, had limited English, but...  more »
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