Guango Lodge


Guango Lodge, located near the paramo and hot springs of Papallacta, is a paradise for hummingbird lovers and photographers. Seeing 14 species of hummingbirds within an hour is not uncommon, and the Sword-billed hummingbird with it’s unique, long bill is sure to amaze you. Our scenic vistas and a variety of trails offer the visitor great opportunities to hike in a beautiful setting surrounded by forest-covered mountains. This small, cozy lodge is right in the middle of it all.



Some of the birds of particular interest that we have seen regularly at Guango Lodge include the Andean Guan, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Turquoise Jay, Scarlet-bellied, Lacrimose, Buff-breasted and Hooded Mountain-Tanagers, Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager, Black-headed, Black-capped and Black-eared Hemispingus and Slaty Bursh-Finch.


Guango Lodge’s hummingbird feeders here attract some exciting hummers on a regular basis, some of the more noteworthy species being the Mountain Velvetbreast, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Tourmaline Sunangel, Golden-breasted and Glowing Pufflegs, Mountain Avocetbill, and White-bellied and Gorgeted Woodstars.


Ecuador is famous for its orchids and the orchid garden that surrounds the lodge includes a good ammount of species for you to enjoy.


Our self-guided trail system is quite easy to follow, whether alone or with a guide.
During your hike, enjoy pristine views of the river, a waterfall, flocks of birds and much, much more.


We offer cooking lessons for guests who wish to know more about traditional cuisine and are interested in learning to prepare a typical local dish.


Guango Lodge is the perfect place to run hummingbird photography workshops. Some of the best hummingbird and nature photographers offer workshops on a regular basis on our grounds.

Hummingbirds are unique to the neotropics, and visitors travel from all corners of the globe to get a glimpse of them. Hummingbirds in general can be very hard to observe under normal field conditions, buzzing about seemingly at light speed, only to disappear into the forest, but here it is made easy.

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