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Sachatamia

Western Andes – Cloud Forest – Lower Mountain Forest.

Overview

A comfortable and cozy wooden lodge set in lush tropical cloud forest just next to the Mindo-Nambillo reserve, an Important Bird Area (IBA). Built from wood, the lodge has beautiful views of the forest and garden with native plants and the most stunning Hummingbird and Tanager feeders which are literally buzzing with activity.

The Reserve has 120 hectares of cloudforest located at 1700 metres, with over 320 species of birds. For plant lovers, the reserve is home to a wealth of endemic trees, plants and wildflower species, orchids, bromeliads, heliconias and anthuriums.

One of the advantages of Sachatamia is its good access to the road, making it a great base to explore the nearby reserves like the Mindo Nambillo Reserve, Los Bancos and the Milpe and Rio Silanche Sanctuaries.   You can also visit Angel Paz’s famous Antpitta Reserve from here.  The Lodge is only 2 hours away from Quito.

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or emailemail us today.

Facilities

Accommodation

  • Double, single and triple rooms available in the main lodge and forest cabins, all with private bathrooms and hot water. Room size can vary, so we will always request a larger room for our guests.
  • Large open living and dining area with a game area and bar.
  • An indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi with views onto the forest which is great for relaxing at the end of the day.
  • Good food with a combination of international and Ecuadorean cuisine.

Activities

Lots of easy trails through beautiful cloud forest, home to exotic orchids, amazing tropical birds, great for access to nearby cock of the rock LEK and other world renowned birding sites.

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or emailemail us today.

Birding

What stand out at Sachatamia are the impressive Hummingbird feeders where you can see from 15-20 species in one hour, a lot of them are Choco endemics (Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Velvet Purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant & Brown Inca).  The banana feeders draw in a huge array of birds including Toucan Barbet, Pale-mandibled Aracari and at least 7 species of Tanagers.  Around the lodge you have the opportunity to observe birds eating moths such as Choco (Tricolored) Brushfinch, Strong-billed Woodcreeper and Scrub Blackbird.

The location of Sachatamia provides a perfect base to cover all the important birding sights in the Mindo area, such as the Cock of the Rock Lek, the Club-winged Manakin Lek and Angel Paz’s Antpitta Reserve nearby.  There are over 320 species of birds in the reserve and surrounding areas to look for.

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or emailemail us today.

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