This lodge is owned by Tropical birding, with whom we were doing a 3 1/2 week birding tour. We stayed here six nights. The lodge was some way from Quito but felt like another world. The entrance road was cobbled and a bit overgrown, which made a great entrance. From where the vehicles are parked there is a short but steep walk up to the lodge. Going up this twice a day definitely got you fit. The lodge building consisted of a lovely dining area with big windows by the tables, sofas and a library corner, a huge verandah with chairs for watching the many hummingbird feeders and a corridor to the rooms. This is what I loved about this lodge the most. Having the rooms within the same building meant that I could put my 11 year old daughter to bed and then come back to dinner or to do the bird log in the sitting area. Also, there was no having to go outside and walk along paths in the dark to get to your room. There were also some mosquitoes in this lodge, so it was good not to be going outside at night.
The food at this lodge was very good and they were able to cater for our vegetarian diets. They were also helpful in the kitchen, so I was able to go in and cook super noodles that we had brought with us (I know!).
The birding here was fantastic, going up the mountain to different altitudes for varied birds. We also visited Refugio Paz for hand fed Antpittas, Rio Silanche Santuary PVM and Milpe. My only negative comment is that the lodge is a bit on the expensive side.
- Also Known As:
- Tandayapa Bird Hotel Quito