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January 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Sachatamia Lodge set in an ecological forest reserve just 2 miles from Mindo and surrounded by a subtropical jungle, offers a gourmet à la carte restaurant, spa, indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi in the main house. The quiet rooms at Sachatamia Lodge have garden views and a private bathroom. American breakfast is served daily and it is a pleasure to relax in the garden. Sachatamia arranges tours and excursions. In addition, there is a game room and a business center. Sachatamia Lodge is located 7 km from the Flor del Valle bus station, 65 km from Mitad del Mundo and 120 km from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Free private parking is also available on site. Sachatamia is a wonderful private ecological reserve, made up of more than 120 hectares of cloud forest – a true rainforest, an area of ​​great biodiversity rich in both flora and fauna. Located in the western foothills of the Andean main line of Ecuador, less than 80 km from the city of Quito. It is a hidden paradise where nature prevails, combining the old with the modern, where you aspire the aroma of time and enjoy a total tranquility, in a place of privilege and alone, or between friends or family. In Sachatamia you will find a great variety of flora and fauna, you will walk to the subtropical natural forest crossed by a set of pristine rivers, while enjoying and observing a variety of endemic species of trees, plants and wild flowers as: orchids, bromeliads, heliconia And anthuriums among others. Sachatamia is 1500 mts (5576-4920 ft) is a private reserve located just before the entrance to Mindo. It has 120 hectares of primary forest and secondary road entrance. It only has a main hiking trail. On the way there are several hummingbirds’ droppers that feed an incredible number of these little birds. There are also some fruit feeders for arasaris and toucans. The lodge is rustic and elegant at the same time with a family feel, the rooms are comfortable, the food is delicious and the service first. The pool and jacuzzi are very popular places in the lodge. The property acquired in 1992 was dedicated to conservation and reforestation. Today, Sachatamia is an important private ecological reserve made up of about 300 hectares of primary and secondary forest, as well as reforested areas and others in the process of reforestation. Within the “Choco Andino” area, its location is privileged. Sachatamia is next to the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest, an area of ​​great biodiversity of flora and fauna that in 2008, for the fourth time, obtained the first place in the counting of bird species worldwide. Since registering more than 400 species in annual counts since 2003, it has been designated the best place for bird watching in the world by the “AUDUBON” (American Birding Association).

The hacienda house, built entirely in wood in the style of the sector with great influence of an earlier Austrian colonization, was adapted to turn it into a cozy and elegant rustic refuge, able to offer you maximum comfort while enjoying a gourmet gastronomy in full communion with the natural environment. Keeping the same style and comfort have been built elegant and cozy cabins in addition to other areas such as: convention room, indoor and temperate pool and whirlpool to provide an unforgettable stay. In Sachatamia you will be able to walk along paths in a subtropical natural forest crossed by 5 pristine rivers, you can swim in the river pool, fly in large tree lianas, experience the “canopy” that allows you to cross beautiful ravines and rivers, while Enjoys and observes a great variety of native species of trees plants and wild flowers like: tree ferns, orchids, bromelias, heliconias and anturios, among others. In addition, in our lush protected forest inhabit many species of native fauna as: Bears, deer, guatusas, tigrillos, coatis, armadillos, frogs, butterflies, insects, etc. Within our important attractions are more than 220 species of birds, certified by “Birds and Conservation”, standing out about 35 species of hummingbirds that can be observed very easily becoming one of the most important habitats in the world of these birds. In the reserve is one of the few “LEK” (place of courtship and reproduction of birds) of the Umbrella bird (Longuipendulo). Our objective is the conservation of flora and fauna, the recovery of areas that have been depredated by reforestation with native species, trying to recover the natural habitat that existed before human intervention, for the benefit of our future generations and Humanity in general. To achieve this, we dedicate ourselves






January 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Papallacta is a small town in Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,250 m in the Andes near the Eastern Cordillera on the road to Quito, which leads to the Amazon jungle. The tourist route from Quito to Papallacta passes through several villages and small villages before ascending to a maximum of over 4,000 meters where mountains and glaciers are visible. Termas de Papallacta is just 45 minutes from Quito’s international airport. We will wait for you! Relax in a place that combines the beauty of the natural environment with the quality and warmth of the service, in the private and exclusive environment of the spa resort, creating the perfect balance by combining thermal pools with different whirlpools and a varied menu of treatments Of health and beauty that will awaken your senses. Visit us for the day or during your stay in lodging. Live an unforgettable night in a unique and cozy environment near Quito. Our cabins for lodging have bathroom, heating and thermal pools for the exclusive use of guests of the resort. Visit us for the day together with your loved ones in our Spa and live a relaxation and relaxation experience that will bring you health and well-being due to the medicinal properties of the thermal water. Within a beautiful natural setting and a short distance from Quito. It has 9 thermal pools of different temperatures and sizes and 3 cold water slopes. Make the most of your work meetings, Termas de Papallacta puts at your disposal your Convention Center as a different alternative, guaranteeing a perfect atmosphere for the flow of your business, ideal for Training, Workshops and Planning Meetings. Just 1 hour from Quito and 45 minutes from the international airport.

It is a foundation (FBU), established in 1953 as a non-profit NGO. It is an institution that works in rural development projects that aim at strengthening human capacities, favoring the proper management of productive resources and environmental conservation. The foundation also runs a volunteer program in the province of Napo, Ecuador. FBU projects have as their driving force the improvement of production from an agro-ecological approach, protection of micro-watersheds and forests and environmental education. The FBU promotes, through its action plan, the participation of communities and local population in processes of construction and strengthening of their identities. From its first steps, the FBU gave importance to the issue of education of leaders in the rural sectors and founded schools for rural and indigenous children. Towards the end of the 70’s, the FBU affirmed its commitment to the marginal social sectors, women, peasants, indigenous people who were fighting for a more dignified life and for the right to the land. By the mid-80s, it was carrying forward proposals for integral development in several provinces of the country. The 1990s represented, within the institutional trajectory, a period of reformulation of policies and strategies. It incorporates renewed visions of social development that take into account the new social, economic and political conditions. The FBU manages local development projects with local governments, strengthens the initiatives of indigenous and peasant organizations, and trains leaders to promote social development proposals in their localities. Our actions aim to defend the existence of peasant agriculture in the face of the processes of concentration of land ownership and the destruction of natural resources caused by the extractive logic of large companies; As opposed to the homogenization of consumption patterns and the marginalization of public investments towards the rural sector. From this perspective, we enhance the management of the resources available on their farms and locality, their knowledge and organizational capacity. We are guided by the principles of interculturality, dialogue of knowledge, respect for nature, community participation and consensus. The FBU is attended by technicians, specialists and promoters who have knowledge and experience in various areas: social promotion, agroecology, environmental education, micro enterprises, alternative energies and natural resource management that can boost the arrival of tourists, such as the famous hot springs of Papallacta. We are currently promoting projects in various geographic areas of Ecuador, in the northern highlands, in the central highlands and in the western subtropics. Other programs that the FBU has are: environmental education for young people, forest nursery network, volunteer program, and soon the commercialization of farm products from Papallacta, a small town in the province of Napo.