Explore the Ecuadorian Chocó Bioregion, one of the most biodiverse centers of endemism in the world! Get to know at least two different habitat types: lowland floodplain forests and lower montain or foothill forests with a transitional zone at 1000 meters (3,200 feet) of elevation where many of the species overlap. It is this range of altitudes, right on the Equator, on the western Pacific slopes of the tropical Andes, that create the amazingly-high number of species found here and their endemism: they’re found here and nowhere else. As result of this, this lodge is a real birding paradise!
Possible activities include:
- Hiking to waterfalls
- Hummingbird viewpoint
Packing List Items:
- Sun block
- Walking shoes/sneakers
- Socks: we recommend joggers’ socks that don’t slip easily inside rubber boots. Asics Tegan Knee-High or Kayano Classic Quarter are both good options. 2 pairs per day are ideal.
- Light-weight, earth- or dark-coloured, long-sleeved T-shirts and shirts
- Earth- or dark-coloured, light-weight trousers
- Light fleece/sweater
- Goretex jacket – guests will also be supplied with waterproof ponchos
- Insect repellent (natural, not chemical like DEET)
- Good binoculars (Guides will have pairs to share)
- Small backpack for trails
- 6 Ziploc bags of different sizes for keeping things dry
- Sealable bag for packing dirty laundry in luggage
- Headlamp (or Flashlight)
- Extra batteries
- Appliance chargers. Plugs in Ecuador are US-style, 2 flat pins 110 volts. 220 volt adaptors can be supplied upon request.