We were looking for a Sth American holiday that featured natural beauty and great birding, and we found the San Jorge Eco lodges in and around Quito. Can't speak highly enough of the whole San Jorge experience. The birding was certainly spectacular, as were the lodges we visited, at Quito, Tandanyapa, and the very special Milpe,, the jewel in the crown.
And as a bonus, San Jorge was able to arrange our 8 day Galapagos cruise including all transfers, on the excellent 16 berth boat The Eden.
Owner Jorge Cruz, his family and all staff at the different lodges were inspiring in their knowledge of and dedication to their environmental ideals - and to our creature comforts! Booking on line was a breeze, thanks to Cheryl, another outstanding member of the team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rainforest) 18th Century Spanish Hacienda located in the Pichincha Foothills offering airport transfers 24/7 or pick up from downtown Quito. Comfortable Andes hacienda rooms with private bath/hot shower, decorated in typical decor; game room, lounge, restaurant, bar and small museum. Free Wi-Fi offered in upper level rooms. We are the only private nature reserve near the city of Quito, situated on a 230 acre reserve, offering nature and complete relaxation, yet 25 minutes away. Explore our beautiful gardens, birdwatching & hiking trails, hummingbird feeders, delicious cuisine and views of 11 mountains & volcanos in the distance overlooking Quito. Pre-reserved guided tours are available for birdwatching, hiking & natural history, medicinal plants, cultural tours & add on extension cruises to The Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle. We also own San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Lodge & Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) & two Lodges at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - San Jorge Cliff Lodge & NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge (Upper Tropical Rainforest) listed #1 in Trip Advisor. All private reserves & lodges are within 2 hours radius of Quito. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve Hotel Quito
- San Jorge Eco-Lodge And Botanical Reserve