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Alambi CloudForest

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little gem. For our 2 day/1 night Quito-Alambi-Quito package, Jairo and his family provided a very warm and welcoming atmosphere in a very special location not far from Quito. Alambi can accommodate just 6 guests at a time and the style is somewhere between home-stay and eco-lodge. Although the lodgings are not fancy, they are clean,...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stopped over for a few hours at the Alambi Reserve just to see the hummingbirds and some tanagers. We paid US$5.00 per person to visit and sit on the verandah and enjoy many kinds of hummingbirds. The receptionist was nice enough to lend us a book every so often to identify them. After checking out the hummingbird feeders, one...

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Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I almost don't want to praise Alambi too highly because I would like to keep it a perfect secret.When we were planning our trip to the cloud forest we considered many more well known options. I am Soooo glad we chose this one. We stayed in a cool home on the side of the alambi river gorge. Each morning we...

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Thank Whaley K
Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent four wonderful days at this lovely lodge at the foot of the Tandayapa Valley. It is run by the extended Sanchez and Luna families and was our first stay during a month long birding tour of the Northwest slope. Jairo Sanchez was our extremely knowledgeable and patient, fluent English-speaking bird guide. He picked us up from our hotel...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We stopped for a prearranged lunch at the lodge and were entertained by dozens of hummingbirds and tanagers throughout the meal which was served on the porch. Then a walk to the stream yielded more dazzling birds. This was perhaps the best meal we ever enjoyed in our stay in Ecuador, but we were so bewitched by the birds that...

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1Thank Doug K
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

$5 dollars entry fee PP admitted you into Hummingbird heaven! Never seen so many at one location! They included White whiskered Hermit, Collared Jacobin, Sparkling Violet ear, Purple Throated Woodstar, Brown Inca. There was also a 'banana' feeding station which attracted Emerald Toucanet, Red headed Barbet, Buff throated Saltator, Whitewinged Bushfinch & many Tanagers. On a walk to the river...

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United States
Reviewed 3 July 2015

For tourists who care about supporting local people (versus international companies or owners), Alambi is especially lovely. The birds are dazzling and it is set up so that you can sit comfortably and photograph dozens of species (we saw 4 new life species there). The owners are a local family with several generations in the area. Previously were farmers. You...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Before heading to the Galapagos Islands I booked a tour for my friend and I to visit the Cloud Forest. Our tour guide suggested ALAMBI!! I could have stayed there all day watching the hummers and other birds. It was AMAZING! It is truly a tropical paradise. If you are into birding especially Hummers this is the place to be!!

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Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I spent a very nice day at Alambi recently. I came to view the Hummingbirds and was not disappointed . In fact I was very pleased with the overall experience. The owner was there and was very helpful in letting me know what Humminbirds to expect in the numerous and well maintained feeders. The grounds are well kept and the...

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We have stayed one night in Alambi cloudforest and did a birdwatching trip, what an experience that was! First of all Jairo is your personal guide, he is very enthousiastic, funny and friendly! It is so impressive how much he knows about all those kind of birds, and recognize their voices. He speaks perfectly English, so that's handy! We saw...

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Alambi is a family home-style guesthouse set in 250 hectares (625 acres) of mostly primary cloudforest at the foot of the Tandayapa Valley, famed among world birders. The guesthouse at Alambi was originally built by a ship's captain as a family retirement residence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alambi CloudForest

Address: Km 52 via Calacali La Independencia, Tandayapa 002, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Tandayapa
Price Range: ₹ 4,524 - ₹ 5,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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