Welcome to San Jorge Eco-lodges & Botanical Reserves in Ecuador
The magic birding & Photography circuit.
The Magic Birding & Photography Circuit is the first of its kind in South America, We own 6 private Birding Reserves and 4 Eco-Lodges in Ecuador, all within a 2 hour radius of Quito. Experience our Ecuador Birdwatching & Ecuador Bird & Photography, Natural History Tours, Ecuador Wild Orchids, Butterflies, Medicinal Plants visiting up to 11 diverse eco-systems in the High Barren Plains, Highland Rainforest, Cloud Forest, Tropical Rainforest, both on the East & West Andes Slope, and now including the Pacific Coastal lowlands.
Our private reserves offer over 1,200 possible bird species and 65 Hummingbird species, 15 running waterfalls, 2 ponds, rivers, wild orchids, butterflies, mammals & diverse flora & fauna. Our all-inclusive tours include airport transfers or pick up from downtown Quito, delicious meals, lodging, specialized English speaking native guides, and private transportation throughout the reserves. Our 4 Ecuador Eco-Lodges are rustic and environmentally friendly and offer quality service with comfortable well-appointed rooms furnished in typical décor with optional upgrades for private balcony and views and rustic bungalows inside the tropical rainforest located at our new Forest Eco-Lodge. Enjoy nature from our 60 foot high observation tower overlooking the canopy offering superb photo options, swimming at the waterfalls with a picnic lunch, or selecting one of our Ecuadorian cultural tours. We serve delicious Ecuadorian cuisine with beautiful ambiance at our open air restaurants located in the Cloud Forest and Tropical Rainforest, surrounded by Hummingbird, Tanager and Toucan feeders.
Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award
San Jorge Eco-Lodges & Botanical Reserves
The Magic Birding & Photography Circuit
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Magic Birding Circuit Tours: Ecuador birding & natural history tours - All-inclusive birdwatching pre-scheduled tours are offered throughout the year, ranging from 7 nights thru 20 nights East & West Andes Slope, Amazonian lowlands + Pacific Coastal bird tours Ecuador. 1,200 possible bird species + 65 Hummingbirds. Pre-scheduled or custom tours.
Magic Bird & Wildlife Photo Tours: Ecuador Photography – All-inclusive bird photo tours in Ecuador. Feeders at all San Jorge Lodges & Reserves; 60’ high Observation Tower overlooking canopy; Canopy Islands Wild Photography Center in the Cloud Forest; Superb photo options. Pre-scheduled or custom tours
Magic Birding Circuit Hummingbird Tour: Hummingbirds in Ecuador.
Magic Natural History Circuit: Ecuador Natural History Tours - Ecuador Eco-Adventures - All-inclusive pre-scheduled natural history tours scheduled throughout the year, ranging from 4 to 10 nights
Magic Circuit Orchid Tour – Wild orchids in Ecuador at San Jorge’s Private Nature Reserves
NEW 2016 ! Canopy Islands Wild Photography Center at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary in the Cloud Forest
~ Designed & newly built for optimal bird & wildlife photography ~
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary & Lodgelocated in the Cloud Forest, 150 acres of prime birding & hiking property, recently built gorgeous mountain top lodge in Tandayapa Valley, pristine birding and hiking trails, bird huts, running rivers, ponds, open air Hummingbird Restaurant surrounded by active hummingbird & tanager feeders, and beautiful gardens with wild orchids. NEW Canopy Islands Wild Photography Center! Accommodations include spacious rooms with private baths, and optional upgraded rooms with panorama views and balcony. Located one hour from San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito, it is part of the Choco Bird Area of N.W. Ecuador where as many as 500 species live, observation deck, spectacular views, and superb photography options.
San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has 2 Lodges, located in the Upper Tropical Rainforest on 260 acres of prime birding & hiking property. Enjoy spectacular scenery, beautiful birding and hiking trails, running rivers, 11 waterfalls, over 450 species of tropical birds, hundreds of butterflies, numerous wild orchids, including a wide array of tropical flora and fauna. San Jorge’s Observatory Hill is unique with four species of parrots including the Rose Faced Parrot, four species of Toucans, including a huge amount of Tanagers and many more! San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has the comfort and rustic elegance of a rainforest lodge, making it the ideal retreat for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike.
~ GRAND OPENING ~
Visit San Jorge’s NEW Forest Eco-Lodge at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve in the Tropical Rainforest –
Open air restaurant-bar – large overhead 60 foot high birding observatory overlooking canopy – feeders, gardens
Deluxe spacious Bungalow Suites with Balcony & Views – large windows – See birds from your room!
Beautiful pristine trails – swimming at the waterfalls – over 450 species
~ Spectacular birding & hiking at the most beautiful lodge of the surroundings ~
New rustic Bungalows at
San Jorge de Milpe Forest Lodge
Brand NEW San Jorge Forest Lodge with spacious rustic Bungalows inside the forest – 2 queen beds, private bath, large windows; Private Balcony & Views – hammocks for relaxing –see birds from your room. Large open air restaurant & bar with views; reading room, lounge, 60 foot overhead observation deck - all canopy, hummingbird & toucan feeders.
Birding Lodge Ecuador
San Jorge Cliff Lodge (Scientific Research Center) offers double rooms – 2 twin beds and private bath, open air restaurant/bar, observation deck, active hummingbird feeders, pristine hiking trails.
San Jorge offers the best options for Birdwatching, Bird & Wildlife Photography, and Natural History,
Cultural - Historical Tours, and Student Educational Programs.
Added extensions are offered to The Galapagos Islands and Amazon Jungle.
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The Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit Ecuador
The Magic Birding & Photography Circuit
SAN JORGE ECO-LODGES & BOTANICAL RESERVES
Ecuador – South America
(877) 565-2596 toll-free USA/Canada
San Jorge has been awarded the ‘Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence’ for the past 6 consecutive years!
Recommended by Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Frommerís Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Moon Travel, Fodorís South America, Viva Travel Guide & Rough Guides ecuadorPhotography accredited to George Cruz