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Septimo Paraiso

Western Andes – Cloud Forest – Lower Mountain Forest

Overview

Setting

The altitude within the reserve drastically changes from 950 meters to 1650 meters above sea level. In addition the isolation of the region has created one of the most delicate, but rich and complex ecosystems known in the Mindo region.

Septimo Paraiso is located at just one and a half hours from Quito, Ecuador; 2 km from the 'Y' of Mindo, towards the village. Offering comfortable accommodation, good service and good food, it sits in its own 420 hectare reserve of pre-montane and montane cloud forest which has one of the largest bird counts of the north-western area of Pichincha.

Making A Difference
Septimo Paraiso Cloud Forest Reserve is a private protected area, created in 2001, with the aim of saving and preserving the forest and the diverse ecosystems that are contained within it. It is managed by the Green Mindo Foundation, which is in charge of the conservation and the study of its 420 hectares of pre-montane and montane cloud forest. The Reserve has one of the largest bird counts of the north-western area of Pichincha, with 328 species of birds. Several species of mammal have been found; such as puma, spectacled bear, black howler monkey, capuchin monkey, Andean coati, armadillos, white tailed and brocket deer, two toed sloth to name just a few. Also an incredible number of reptile and amphibian species had been spotted, plus an overwhelming number of plant species. The altitude within the reserve drastically changes from 950 meters to 1650 meters above sea level. In addition, the isolation of the region has created one of the most delicate, but rich and complex ecosystems known in the Mindo region.

  • Roger Ahlman - Many-spotted Hummingbird.
  • D. Moore – Golden Tailed Sapphire

 

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 email email us today.

Facilities

Rooms

22 Rooms, a combination of singles, doubles, triples and suites all with private bathroom and hot water from their own spring.

Rates

To find out the latest rates for this accommodation, please call us on 01964 552292 or email us.

Food & drink

La Chorrera Bar-Restaurant is a country style restaurant which offers a mixture of Ecuadorean and international cuisine. The lodge also has a café with coffee and homemade cakes as well as a bar with a pool table, darts, satellite TV and a large selection of wines.

Utilities

  • Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi,
  • A small basic gym,
  • Roofed board walk connecting areas of the lodge,
  • Convention centre for up to 200 individuals with TV, DVD, and whiteboards.

 

 

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 775055 for more information or email email us today.

Birding

The Tandayapa and Mindo Valley areas, just 84 km northwest of Quito, are amongst the best birding sites in South America. Around 430 species have been recorded, with 370 around Mindo alone, the birding here is excellent with species such as Toucan Barbet, Scaled Antpitta, Spillman`s Tapaculo, Little Woodstar, Long-Wattled Umbrellabird, Tanager-finch, Black-crowned Tityra, Golden-Bellied Warbler, Torrent Duck,White-capped Dipper and many more. Birding at Septimo Paraiso is superb, with a bird list of 322 species.

 

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 email email us today.

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Septimo Paraiso

Septimo Paraiso

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Septimo Paraiso

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