Hiking Our Nature Trails: Enjoy meandering through four inter-connected trails that take you from the river to the forest, observing the vast variety of native plants and birds and learning the medicinal herbs of the Oriente.
Rio Quijos Scenic Valley Reserve Ridgetop Trail: A half-day hike up the reserve ridge top trail opens up views of the entire Quijos Valley. There is ample opportunity to enjoy the birds, and a rare glimpse of the Andean bear – the Oso Anteojo and monkeys.
Rafting in Ecuador: Quijos River Rafting World-class whitewater rafting on the Class III & IV Quijos River. We offer single day trips, as well as week-long itineraries for the rafting enthusiast.
Hiking Cueva de los Tayos: The hike to the Cuevas takes you down a beautiful jungle trail into a canyon that looks like a scene from Lost World. You end up in a cavern filled with the rare Tayo Birds (Oil Birds). Early evening brings out a host of exotic birds of the Oriente, including the elusive Gallo de la Pena.
Waterfalls: San Rafael and Rio Loco Waterfalls are treasures of the Oriente. The Quijos River drops over the 400ft+ San Rafael waterfall. Just upstream is the lovel Rio Loco waterfall. Just the drive to the waterfalls is breathtaking.
Fly Fishing: The Quijos River is home to rainbow trout. Elusive, but delicious. In addition, the Rio Borja and the Rio Cosanga are trout fishing settings as well. For the casual fisherman, the private Quijos River beach is just minutes away from the lodge and cabins. For the more serious angler, guided options are available.
HorseBack Riding: Guided horseback riding excursions up the Borja Canyon.
Mountain Biking: Guided and rental options available for mountain biking. Rides along the Quijos, or up the Oyacachi Valley.
Bird Watching Retreats: Individuals can enjoy personal time locating regional birds of the Oriente: including tanagers, inca jays, oropendulas, gallo de pena, mot mot. torrent ducks, sunbitterns and a large variety of hummingbirds. The lodge can be rented out for weekend and week long bird watching retreats. We can arrange guided trips.
Executive Retreats, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Special Events: The lodge can be rented for one day, weekend and week long special events with full access to the lodge, kitchen, private beach, sauna and trails.
Yoga Activities: The lodge can be rented out for weekend-end and week long yoga retreats, with full access to the private beach, sauna, lodge porch. Quiet Relaxation in a Hammock Just want to check out, relax in a hammock reading a book and listening to the hummingbirds zoom around? Our lodge porch is the perfect place for just doing nothing.