Guango lodge

Nestled within the captivating eastern Andes of Ecuador, Guango Lodge is a true gem.  This accommodation is near the paramo and hot springs of Papallacta. Guango is only one hour’s drive from the airport. Set in lush greenery and teeming with bird species. This is a birdwatcher’s paradise where over a dozen species of hummingbird are common. Wake up to the dawn chorus.  The sword-billed hummingbird is unforgettable, and right on your doorstep. The lodge itself is a haven of tranquillity, offering comfortable rooms that blend with the surroundings. Guango is at the junction between the cold Andean Forest, and the warmer lowlands and Quito. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the forest or head off on thrilling jungle expeditions.

Guango Lodge provides kilometres of trails. Walk through beautiful habitats where orchids hang from mossy branches. Above black-and-chestnut Eagles still soar. The rare mountain tapir is present. Birds are an important part of Guango’s fauna. Some birds of particular interest include the Andean guan, gray-breasted mountain-toucan, turquoise jay, scarlet-bellied, lacrimose, buff-breasted and hooded mountain-tanagers, gray-hooded bush-tanager, black-headed, black-capped and black-eared hemispingus, and slaty brush-finch.

Guango’s growing orchid garden is a fascinating place to spend some time. There is almost always an assortment in bloom. It is one of the most orchid-rich areas in the world, for your enjoyment. Guango Lodge follows sustainable practices and will leave you with unforgettable memories.


"Thank you for all your help and care in arranging this most memorable adventure for us"

J Black

"The trip exceeded all our expectactions we've travelled to many countries over the years"

A Tennant

"The guides were very knowledgeable and very good company"

N. Pickering

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