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Welcome to San Jorge Ecolodges & Botanical Reserves in Ecuador

The magic birding & hiking circuit

The Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit is the first of its kind in South America. We own four private nature reserves in nine different eco-systems throughout Ecuador, all within a two hour radius of Quito.  Experience our birdwatching tours and eco-adventures at their best as you visit the High Barren Plains, Highland Rainforest, Paramo, Cloud Forest and Tropical Rainforest. We also own five Eco-Lodges which are located inside the reserves!  San Jorge Eco-Lodges are rustic and environmentally friendly, and offer quality services. We are not a 5 star electronic hotel.  We offer over 1,000 species of birds, 60 species of Hummingbirds, wild orchids, hundreds of butterflies, flora and fauna, running rivers and 15 waterfalls.

NEW San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge with Deluxe Rustic Suites


Visit San Jorge’s NEW Eco-Lodge at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve in the Tropical Rainforest – West Andes Slope
Open air restaurant-bar – large overhead birding observatory – feeders
Deluxe & Spacious Rustic Suites with Balcony & Views – See birds from your room!
Beautiful pristine trails – 11 waterfalls – over 450 species
~ Spectacular birding & hiking at the most beautiful lodge of the surroundings ~

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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito is an 18th century mountain hacienda, situated on 200 acres of untouched, protected land, preserving the wild and natural habitat of the many endemic plants, animals and over 90 different species of birds, native only to the Andes region. We are the only private reserve near Quito, yet a world away from the busy metropolis to provide guests with peace and tranquility.  Join us for delicious food, Andes music, comfortable rooms, private baths, and lovely gardens. Wi-Fi is offered in the upper level rooms and courtyard. A wonderful natural environment awaits you. Enjoy our outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, game room, lounge and museum.  Explore our beautiful gardens, within a comfortable Eco-Resort environment.  Relax at our festive El Cucayco Restaurant that serves delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine, and overlooks the valley of Quito.

NEW !!  San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge located in the Cloud Forest at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, has recently built a new and gorgeous mountain top hotel in Tandayapa Valley!  Accommodations include spacious rooms with private bathrooms, and optional panorama views. San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (located 50 minutes from San Jorge/Quito) is part of the Choco Bird Area of N.W. Ecuador where as many as 500 species live; pristine birding and hiking trails, observation deck, spectacular views, open air Hummingbird Restaurant with hummingbird and tanager feeders, and superb Photography Tour options. 

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San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge, our original lodge, is located in the Tropical Rainforest at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (located 2 hours from San Jorge/Quito). Enjoy spectacular scenery, beautiful trails, running rivers, cascading waterfalls with swimming, over 450 species of tropical birds, including a wide array of butterflies, orchids, 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.

Begin your adventure at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains/Highland Rain Forest), San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary (Tandayapa Valley Cloud Forest), San Jorge de Cosanga – Yanayacu Wildlife & Bird Reserve (Eastern Andes Cloud Forest), and San Jorge de Milpe Eco-lodge – Orchid & Bird Reserve,located near Mindo (Tropical Rainforest). Each reserve is a unique paradise!

San Jorge offers the best options for Birdwatching, Hiking Naturalist Tours, Natural History, Hummingbird & Photography Tours, Eco-Adventures, Cultural & Historical Tours, Student Educational Programs & Galapagos Islands Cruise extensions.



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Contact information:
Cheryl Korowotny
Director of International Sales
San Jorge Eco-Lodges & Botanical Reserves
The Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit
Quito, Ecuador

Telephone:  877.565.2596 toll free USA & Canada
Email:  info@eco-lodgesanjorge.com

Recommended by Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Frommerís Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Moon Travel, Fodorís South America, Viva Travel Guide & Rough Guides