All photos and paints copywright Dr George Cruz
Welcome to the Magic Birding and Hiking Circuit!
San Jorge Eco-lodges and Botanical Reserves Ecuador-South America
San Jorge Eco-lodges is an Ecuador-based ecotourism company specializing in BIRDWATCHING and NATURAL HISTORY TOURS on our MAGIC BIRDING AND HIKING CIRCUIT . We are happy to accommodate both individuals and groups on either one of our BIRDWATCHING TOURS, NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURAL TOURS or, on a SHAMANIC MEDICINAL PLANT TOUR . We accept Lodging guests also.
Beginners and hard core birders, nature-lovers, alike will be excited to know that they have the opportunity to see 1,300 species of birds, hundreds of orchids, beautiful mammals, butterflies and insects as we travel with our specialized SAFARI BIRDING VAN through our system of lodges-private reserves, each located in 10 different and unique eco-regions.
Birders will appreciate that our lodges & natural preserves well done trails offer the best BIRDWATCHING in the world , with the potential to see over 65 varieties of hummingbirds. Study our 7 BIRD PHOTO Posters and PAINTS of the best of Ecuador!
The Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit offers the perfect chance to combine Birding , Nature and Culture, at its best. Our Shamanic Medicinal Plant research , our fantastic Orchid Tour, the just created Gourmet National Cooking Classes ,the Frog House the Organic Vegetable Gardens, the Chocolate and Coffee Artisanal Centers located in our lodges to enjoy making your own chocolates and tasty espressos while learning all the secrets of this marvelous plants are ready for you!
Our new Field Guide Book of the most important Medicinal Plants of San Jorge Ecolodges grounds works perfectly with a practical review of each plant during the hikes and with an authentic cleansing experienced with a real local Shaman!
Without driving long distances. Our Private Botanical Reserves are not open for the public, only for our groups . ALL FOR YOURSELVES!!
For available dates, rates, and more details, please take a look at our:
A Greeting From Our Owner
My name is George, your new friend and manager of San Jorge Ecolodges, home of the Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit in Ecuador. San Jorge Ecolodges is a family-run, Ecuadorian-owned system of lodges and nature reserves dedicated to preserving and restoring habitat for birds and other species.
I have been guiding tours for 20 years, and take great joy in sharing my homeland with visitors from all over the world. Ecuador is a naturalist's paradise, with many different eco-regions to explore. We would love to share it with you!
Explore the Richness of Ecuador with San Jorge Ecolodges
San Jorge Ecolodges' Magic Birding and Hiking Circuit in Ecuador is the first of its kind in Latin America. As pioneers in a new kind of development, San Jorge owns 5 private Birding and Botanical reserves, and 5 rustic-deluxe, beautiful and very comfortable Eco- lodges, spanning 10 different eco-regions throughout Ecuador. Kept in their rich, natural state, all of the exclusive reserves offer visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in all that is Ecuador. Our fantastic Orchids trip is set up in different climate steps to be able to observe hundreds of them in natural conditions. A diverse array of flora and fauna with hundreds of butterflies, reptiles, insects, mammals, and a immense number of beautiful bird species await you. .
We host superb student and adventure programs, offering rich experiences for those studying ecology, Latin American studies, anthropology , shamanic plants, history - archeology and other disciplines.
For those who are interested in relax in our pristine and tranquil gardens or hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cultural experiences with Quito city tour , Otavalo and food Indian markets , we offer a wide range of outdoor activities. We provide all hotel, transportation, guidance, personal tourist services in our own natural reserves so that you can spend more time enjoying your dreamed expedition !
Ecuador is one of 17 megadiverse countries, meaning that it has an extremely high level of biodiversity. It is also a very small country--about the size of Colorado. These two qualities mean you can see a large number of species and landscapes without traveling long distances. It is possible to see over 1,600 bird species without driving far outside of Quito, making it one of the most rewarding places for birding in South America.
Ecuador is famously rich in bird life with more than 1,600 species of birds, making up 20% of the world's total. Ecuador is home to 4700 species of orchids, thousands of species of butterflies and moths and a 10.000 array of native plants. Visitors who want to take full advantage of Ecuador's megadiversity will need to explore some of its the further reaches--and the Magic Birding & Hiking Circuit can take you there. The country still has several native tribes that maintain their culture intact and proudly show it to our visitors.
Recommended by Trip Advisor, Frommer’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, Fodor’s South America, Lonely Planet, Viva Travel Guide, Moon Travel, Insight Guides, Hunters Ecuador, Viva Travel Guides & Footprints travel guides
SAN JORGE ECO - LODGES &
The Magic Birding , Cultural and Hiking Circuit
San Jorge Eco-lodge Quito:
San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-lodge:
San Jorge de Milpe Bird & Orchid Lodge:
San Jorge de Cosanga -Yanayacu Preserve:
Fax - Phones Ecuador:
All photos and paints copywright Dr George Cruz
© Copyright 2007 - 2011 Hosteria San Jorge - Member Of: Ecuador Birdwatching Tours