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Ecolodge Itororó

Estrada do Curuzu, Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28616-330 Brazil
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We are an Eco Lodge just 140 Km away from Rio de Janeiro. We are located in the Organ Mountain Range, in the middle of the Atlantic Rainforest. The Itororo Eco-Lodge offers cozy accommodation options. Its secluded location and surroundings also offer both, the possibility to relax and pursuit new possibilities; Hiking, Trekking and Birdwatching. An excellent option for Naturelovers. Our environmental project protects and restores the Atlantic Rainforest since 1998. Our Gastronomy values Brazilian and international dishes. A map with all our trails is available for all our guests. We are happy to welcome our guests in English, German, Portuguese or Spanish.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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JGagnon43 wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 14 days at Ecolodge Itororo late November 2019. We had also booked 6 days of birding with Andy Foster from Serra Dos Tucanos Birding Tours.  

Our hosts, Rainer and his sister Bettina, are great people, very thoughtful, they took really good care of us. The rooms are very functional and clean. Bettina is a great cook, the food was excellent. There are several trails on the lodge site and they are very well maintained. You will find that a walking stick can be very practical especially during the rainy season. Rainer and Bettina always make sure the feeders are replenished. Great to see the hummingbirds, the tanagers, the parakeets and many more birds. 

 

Our birding guide was Cirilo Vieira. We had a very pleasant time with Cirilo, he was knowledgeable of his birds. We did see almost all the birds we were expecting. We had a total of 245 birds for the lodge and our 5 days outside the lodge, but still in the Rio de Janeiro region.  

 
All in all, it's a great place to bird, relax and enjoy the scenary and the food !
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from RainerDungs, Owner at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Hello Jose, It was such a pleasure having you guys here with us! Thanks so much for your kind words! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at our Ecolodge. We hope to see you again sometime! Best Regards from the Atlantic Rainforest. Rainer
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dominic286 wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada9 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We (2 couples) spent 2 weeks at the lodge and booked 5 days birding outside the lodge end of November , beginning of December . The lodge work in cooperation with Serra dos Tucanos Birding which is excellent for both of them. The hosts Rainer Dungs and his sister Bettina are outstanding people and very dedicated. They make you feel as special guests all the time.
The food was excellent, fresh, tasty and plentiful. I have food allergies and Bettina always made sure I had my own meal when necessary. She is a great cook and makes wonderful cake in the afternoon.
The rooms are clean, confortable and well maintained. WiFi worked fine most of the time.
Bird feeders on the veranda are great for photographies especially tanagers, parakeets and hummingbirds. Feeders are always full of fruits.
Trails are well marked, maintained and fairly easy to walk.
For our 5 days outside the lodge we had a local guide, Cirilo Vieira, who was knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with. Overall we saw around 240 species of birds.
The lodge also arranged our transportation from the airport (2.5 hours from Rio) which worked perfectly. The driver Serghino was excellent.
The lodge is peaceful, great for birding and walking in the mountains.
We highly recommend Itororo Lodge and Serra dos Tucanos. Thank you again to our great hosts Rainer and Bettina who made our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from RainerDungs, Owner at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Hi Dominic and Suzanne, Thanks so much for your review and kind words! We had so much fun with you guys here! We hope to see you again sometime. Best Regards from the Atlantic Rainforest! Bernardo misses your lap in the morning on the porch. Rainer and Bettina
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eprimian wrote a review Nov 2023
Essex, Vermont7 contributions13 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge is an absolute gem. Set in the most beautiful and peaceful location, amazing birding just on the grounds but easy to arrange local trips for even more birding opportunities. The lodge is spotless and everybody works so hard to make sure guests feel welcome, comfortable and attended to.

Andy made sure our itinerary for birding the week was smooth and no detail was missed. We didn’t have to worry about a thing and for three females traveling in a foreign country together, the small things matter. Our guide Cirilo was amazing as well. We will be back someday and recommend this lodge to everybody!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Proprietário at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 3 Feb 2024
Dear eprimian Thanks so much for your review! We are really happy that you had a great time here with us. We are very greatful for your stay. We hope to see you again!
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P5035QRpauld wrote a review Sept 2022
Ruislip, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent five nights at Itororo lodge near Nova Friburga in Brazil . The owners Rainer and sister Bettina made me feel welcome from the moment i arrived .It was winter at the time of my stay and the nights were pretty chilly , i came completely unprepared clothing wise because i left UK in the middle of a heatwave , but Rainer leant me a warm jacket and Bettina a woolly hat . The room i stayed in was opposite the bird feeders ,so i had great views from dawn til dusk. The cold weather attracted more birds to the lodge surrounds so photography was a very relaxed affair. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was a nice log fire to take the chill off the room at night.
I ate very very well , all three meals of the day plus afternoon cakes were very tasty . I think i must have doubled in size by the time i left , Bettina also made me some herbal teas ,with fresh herbs from the garden. I was the only person at the lodge for most of my visit , so had the run of the place ,and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Anyone interested in nature , especially birds and photography , must give the lodge a visit . If you come in the winter , bring warm clothes for the nightime .
I would normally leave some photos with my review , but unfortunately ,my hardrive has crashed and i may have lost a lot of my images . I suppose that means i will have to re-visit the lodge , not all bad news then.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Owner at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 2 Dec 2022
Dear Paul, Thanks so much for your visit, review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you here. We are glad the birds behaved well :). All the best! Rainer and Bettina
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Chevanotte wrote a review Feb 2020
Lille, France8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed (very much!) our 2 nights stay with our 3 year old son. We felt warmly welcomed, and taken care of with thoughtful organization. We walked all five trails leading from the lodge with our son, and appreciated this beautiful piece of rainforest that Rainer and Bettina are taking care of. We also enjoyed watching the birds from the terrace, taking our meals and wine (we were asked about our food restrictions beforehand), and bathing under the small waterfall. We appreciated the summer weather, kinder than in Rio thanks to the 1200 meters altitude. Thank you again, Rainer and Bettina, for this beautiful place and very pleasant time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Owner at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Hi Chevanotte, Thank you very much for staying at our lodge. It was a pleasure having you here! Your son is a true hiker! We hope you had a pleasant flight back home! Best Regards from the Atlantic Rainforest Rainer
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Cocky A wrote a review Nov 2023
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands43 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the deluxe bungalow with a view of a wonderful value filled with tropical birds. The deck in front of the room we had our meals had feeding points for the birds. Just sit down there for 2 hours and you have no idea what you can see fly by. It is amazing. The word amazing also goes for the staff of the lodge as well as the meals, all home-cooked. Totally great!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Proprietário at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 6 Nov 2023
We are really happy that you liked your stay at our Eco Lodge. We hope to see you again sometime. Best regards from the Atlantic Rainforest. Rainer
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Gerard L wrote a review Jan 2024
Portland, Oregon4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently spent eight days at Ecolodge Itororo on a Rockjumper birding trip. I highly recommend the lodge as a birding destinantion or a very nice nature getawy. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The room we had was quite comfortable. The food was homemade and delicious, which is a big plus for a rainforest lodge. The owners are very environmentally aware and involved. In fact, more than 20 years ago they began cutting down the introduced, non-native trees and began planting native trees in a very large area. Now native plants have also moved in and it is true, native SE Brazil rainforest. Quite a accomplishment! Also, the birding guide, who lives on site, is superb. All in all, it simply is a wonderful place to visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Proprietário at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 3 Feb 2024
Dear Gerard Thanks so much for your review and kind words. We are very happy that you liked here at our lodge! It was a real pleasure hosting you! Kind regards from the Atlantic rainforest.
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bsizoo wrote a review Mar 2024
Bend, Oregon2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed eight nights at Itororó on a birding trip with four friends. From the moment we met our hosts, Rainer and Bettina, we felt like we were staying with old family friends. They were genuinely interested in our activities of the day, and in anything they could do to they or their staff could do anything to enhance our stay. For example, on the third day, one of my mates asked if we could have some beans with dinner. Each night after that, in addition to the buffet dinner, a large bowl of beans was served to our table. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was good, and the birds fantastic.
We saw over 100 species of birds in the two days we spent birding trails in their extensive forest. As a bonus, when we took a break or ate outside on the deck with a view of the valley below and the mountains beyond, we also had great looks at the nearby bird feeders. Dining or having a glass of wine accompanied by parrots, hummingbirds, Brassy-breasted Tanagers (Google them!), and dozens of other species was the icing on the cake.
In short, if your idea of a vacation is to spend about fifteen minutes bouncing up a mountain road to arrive in a tropical paradise where the only things you hear outside the comfortable accommodations are the sounds of birds and animals, this is your spot!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Proprietário at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bsizoo, Thanks so much for your kind words! We are really happy that you’ve liked it here at Itororó. This is the reason why we do this. When guests enjoy their holidays here and we feel that they are happy, that really makes it worth it for us! We had a wonderful time with you guys here at our lodge. We hope to see you again in the future. Rainer and Bettina
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SusanCPA wrote a review Nov 2023
Yulee, Florida31 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a find for a phenomenal birding experience! Rainer has created a forest paradise with beautiful trails that has attracted dozens of hard to see species, many endemic. The lodge is charming and cozy, and Rainer and Bettina try to accommodate all requests, from dietary to room requests. For even casual nature enthusiasts, the feeder activity around the stunning deck and front of the lodge provide hours of entertainment. Gorgeous views and perfect temperatures complete the package. Ecolodge Itororo’s partnership with Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours is the perfect marriage to accomplish a tailored experience. My friends and I loved our week at the lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Proprietário at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 26 Dec 2023
Dear Susan Thank your review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your friends here! We are very happy that ypou liked our Eco Lodge.
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Roger Bennett wrote a review Mar 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ecolodge Itororo is a wonderful location with superb accommodation, great food and fabulous hosts. To add the fantastic wildlife and particularly the amazing colourful birds makes this a superb place to stay. From the feeding stations right outside the dining room to the wonderful trails, the ever present wildlife means one's camera or binoculars are never put down. We had only a few days there but would have stayed a month if possible. Our hosts Rainer & Bettina were extremely welcoming and attentive to all our needs. We can heartily recommend a stay there. Roger & Chris Bennett, Gibsmere, Notts, UK
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Rainer Dungs, Owner at Ecolodge Itororó
Responded 8 May 2023
Roger and Chris, Thanks so much for your review and kind words. It was really nice to have you guys here! We hope to have you here with us again. Best Regards from the Atlantic Rainforest. Rainer and Bettina
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ArdentEcotourist asked a question Jul 2017
Nazareth, Pennsylvania19 contributions5 helpful votes
I would like to know their e-mail address so I can contact them about a stay in January.
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Nova Friburgo, RJ14 contributions9 helpful votes
Hello, TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to send you links or HTML codes, please search for Ecolodge Itororo in google. In our page you will find our contact. We will be pleased to help. Best Regards Rainer Eco Lodge Itororo
bsizoo wrote a tip Mar 2024
Bend, Oregon2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Trust the Itororó website. The in-stream natural swimming pool is cold. It's not a heated pool with lounge chairs, nor should it be."
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SusanCPA wrote a tip Nov 2023
Yulee, Florida31 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have mobility issues, be sure to note that as some of the room are located up a long set of stairs."
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eprimian wrote a tip Nov 2023
Essex, Vermont7 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can, get your yellow fever vaccine and book the Golden Lion Tamarin tour. An absolute highlight of the trip."
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Cocky A wrote a tip Nov 2023
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands43 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you go there! There are amazing hikes on the property, there is a natural pool and so many lovely places where you can 'hide'."
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Rick wrote a tip Feb 2023
Nova Friburgo, RJ2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A good car is desirable. Visit Porcelet summit."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ecolodge Itororó
Which popular attractions are close to Ecolodge Itororó?
Nearby attractions include Nova Friburgo Country Club (2.8 miles), Cachoeira do Encontro dos Rios (2.8 miles), and Praça do Suspiro (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ecolodge Itororó?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ecolodge Itororó?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ecolodge Itororó?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ecolodge Itororó?
Conveniently located restaurants include Astral Gastronomia, Empório Gigi Prado, and Anexo Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ecolodge Itororó?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Ecolodge Itororó have airport transportation?
Yes, Ecolodge Itororó offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ecolodge Itororó?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ecolodge Itororó?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Praça Da Matriz (4.1 miles).
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