Northern Sierra Nature

Visit the most beautiful natural attractions of the area and learn about the rich biodiversity of the Northern Sierra.
5days/4nights
By Duration: 5-7 days        By Destination: Northern Sierra        By Interest: Birdwatching, Flora & Fauna || Liberty Train ||

Summary

 

Description: The tour starts with a visit to Peguche Waterfall, followed by a visit to Lake Cuicocha where we have time for a short hike or a boat ride (optional), and finally an ethno-botanical garden. We stay for the night in an indigenous community, where our host family will show us their organic garden. The next day (2) we go to the El Ángel Ecological Reserve where we will get to know its interesting vegetation and wildlife. From the cold páramo grasslands of El Ángel we go to the warm Salinas area, seeing the drastic change in climate and vegetation along the way. From Salinas we take the train to Ibarra and head back to our host family to spend the night. On day 3 we will travel throughout the Intag Valley, enjoying the spectacular vistas along the way, until we arrive in the village of Magdalena Alto. There, we start our hike (1-2 hours) to the Los Cedros Reserve which lies within the Chocó bioregion, known worldwide for its high biodiversity. Once we arrive at the lodge, we will rest and later look out for nocturnal animals during a short night walk.  We have all of day 4 to explore the cloud forests of the reserve and verify the stunning diversity among birds, amphibians and orchids. On the last day (5) we hike back to Magdalena Alto and return in our private vehicle.

Difficulty: moderate

Total Duration: 5days/4nights

Itinerary

 

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Included Services

Guide, transport, accommodation (4x), meals (4B, 5L, 4D), activities as per programme, entry fees

What to bring?

Mandatory: clothes and personal things for five days, good walking shoes, sun protection, some fitness and acclimatization to altitude

Recommended: camera, rubber boots, rain jacket, binoculars

Optional: hiking poles, bird identification book

Prices

2-4

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5-10
participants

>10
participants

470 US$

 450 US$

430 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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