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Highlights of Guango Lodge

  • Guango Lodge is a paradise for bird lovers and photographers alike; it is not uncommon to see up to 14 species of humming birds in one hour, including the amazing sword-billed hummingbird.
  • Guango is located near the paramo zone and hot springs of Papallacta, surrounded by a 300-hectare reserve & network of trails, offering the perfect opportunity for trekking, wildlife observation & relaxation.
  • The lodge has 8 small but charming rooms, with hot water showers, in-room tea/coffee facilities, and hot water bottles available at night. Social areas are cozy with warm fire places in the evening.
  • Located just 1 hour drive from Quito Airport, Guango Lodge is convenient for a day trip, or a 2-3 day city-break excursion.
  • Guango lodge is also a conscious initiative for nature conservation and community support, and active in employing & training local residents from the area.
  • The myriad of forest trails offer access to a world of hidden secrets, to be explored with a naturalist guide, or by yourself.

Guango Lodge

Itineraries and pricing per person 2024

  • Number of Passengers English speaking guide Spanish speaking guide
  • 1 $883 $442
  • 2 $462 $294
  • 3-4 $441 $331


DAY 1 Journey from Quito through the scenic and biodiverse paramo cloudforest. First visit is at a rose plantation. Then onto Papallacta´s paramo to admire the amazing Antisana volcano. In the afternoon, arrival to the lodge for lunch. Early afternoon hike and return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious local drink called “canelazo”.

DAY 2 After breakfast, we take you trout fishing. Next to the Hummingbird feeders to admire various species birds, and an optional walk in the orchid garden. After lunch trekking through an ancient Polylepis forest, and return to Quito in the late afternoon.

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Tour Specifications


  • Overnight stay
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance to reserve
  • Use of trails
  • Drinking water
  • Meals from lunch on day1 to lunch on day2
  • Guide service (additional cost $112 per day)
  • Transport to/from Quito


  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Other expenses
  • Singles supplement: $35 per night

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available throughout the year. Flexible to start on any day of the week that you prefer to travel.
  • About itineraries & Prices

  • For birding tours prices please ask our sales team. Longer packages are also available.
  • About Bird sightings

  • Obviously wildlife sightings will vary, but some of the popular birds that are regularly spotted at Guango Lodge include: 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 Bursh-Finch, Mountain Velvetbreast, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Tourmaline Sunangel, Golden-breasted and Glowing Pufflegs, Mountain Avocetbill, and White-bellied and Gorgeted Woodstars.
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