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Hummingbird Suite - Eco-lodge & Retreat Vilcabamba

The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
1 of 16The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
Guest house -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Vilcabamba, Loja Province
Tucked among lush gardens of banana & citrus trees, this cozy eco-friendly adobe cabin is quite and peaceful, with great views.

4km's from Vilcabamba the cabin has a comfortable bedroom/living room; a balcony overlooking the lush mountainous river valley; a private kitchen stove & oven, blender, water filter, basic pots and utensils; and a 24hr hot shower. There is outdoor sitting space at the entrance overlooking the mountains and gardens. It is a short uphill walk to the cabins. Please check our other cabins.

Integrated into the midst of a typical rural Andean community we offer a unique cultural opportunity to enjoy the local color of traditional country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba; or just kick back, relax and go back in time, in a truly natural retreat.

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Listing #HL7503292
About the Owner
Sarah W
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
We are always willing to help our guests with whatever you need. We, Sarah & Charlie, have been in the area a long time (28/38 years) and have lots of local knowledge. Anything you need just let us know, in person or by email. We can give you directions and maps for local hikes, organize horse treks into the mountains and help arrange mountain bike tours. Our color bird guide has photos of the most common species around the cabins. The Birds of Las Palmas booklet, funded by the Nature Conservancies parks in peril program, documents over 180 bird species recorded in the cloud forest of the Las Palmas reserve. Please ask if you would like a copy.
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

It had been 2 years since I was here at Cabanas Rio Yambala and returning here felt like coming home. This place is perfect for me. It is remote enough to experience an almost spiritual connection with nature yet close enough to town that it...More

Thank justsomeguynamedJack
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Beautiful surprise! Very comfortable house, nicely decorated with local touch, in an amazing natural environment. Incredible trees, bamboos, flowers, mountains and lot of birds. Great view, calm surrounding with the river below and water falls close by. House is 1 hour away from the village...More

Thank viefernandez75
CabanasRioYambala, VR Owner at Hummingbird Suite - Eco-lodge & Retreat Vilcabamba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Thanks Vie, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :)

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
- Please leave kitchen clean, including the fridge, stove & dishes :) - Organic waste can be thrown in the compost (we will show you where) & Inorganic rubbish can be left at our...
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About the neighbourhood
While Vilcabamba is no longer the quaint little Andean village it once was, the countryside remains as unspoiled and stunning as ever.

Nestled in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park, Cabañas Rio Yambala is the ideal spot to enjoy Vilcabamba's picture-book valleys & clear mountain rivers.

Local trails lead to swim holes along the river, to local beauty spots & waterfalls, or into the heart of the mountains, to the edge of the cloud forest and the Podocarpus National Park - Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding!
Getting around
We are 4 km's from the center of Vilcabamba, in the upper reaches of the valley, reached by a dirt road. There are plenty of stores and restaurants in Vilcabamba but not much further out, so it is advisable to eat or get a few groceries before coming up if you are arriving late.

It is a beautiful and culturally interesting 45 minute to 1 hour walk to Vilcabamba, or a 15 minute $3.50 taxi ride. We can call a taxi for you whenever you need one.

As the instigators of eco-tourism in Vilcabamba we have a wealth of knowldege about hiking and horsetrecking in the area, birding, visiting the Podocarpus National Park and general activities in the area.

Geographically the Vilcabamba valley is located on the western slopes of the continental divide
How to get there
Airport: Loja Aiport (in Catamayo): 40.0 km
- From Vilcabamba get a taxi to 'Charlie's cabañas Rio Yambala'. The Taxi will drop you at our bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and follow the signs up to our house and the cabins. It is a short uphill walk.
- If you call us just before leaving Vilcabamba we can come down and meet you at the bridge.
It is quite easy to phone, there are 'Cabinas' (phone booths) opposite the taxi stand, just make the call then pay with cash.
If you arrive after dark or want help bringing your luggage up then you should definitely call first.

We can send a taxi (at cost) to pick you up in Loja or at the Loja airport which is 45 mins from Loja (your taxi driver will call us to meet you at the bridge)

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