Comfortable Glamping in the cloud forest
Nature experiences and organic farming at Sayaro Ecuador
Lodging in a comfortable Safari tent in the heart of a primary cloud forest near a small village named ´Atahualpa´, has its unique charm.
This package offers a full authentic experience with wildlife observation, lessons about organic farming, exploring the cloud forest while hiking and discovering the secrets of the forest. Your spacious tent features all comfort such as a good bed, private bath facilities and locally produced organic food while being immersed in beautiful nature. It is a perfect place to disconnect from your daily life.
Explore and hike the protected Piganta cloud forest.
Enjoy your stay in a comfortable glamping tent
Experience the authentic lifestyle in this hidden gem
Taste locally produced and healthy food
Spot the endangered black and chestnut eagle and spectacle bear
A 2h 30 drive from Quito takes you to the village of Atahualpa.
The landscape changes from dry vegetation to agricultural land and finally you into a primary cloud forest. Along the way, you will visit a small coffee farm and taste freshly brewed organic coffee. Hereafter you continue traveling till the small Sayaro Ecuador Glamping project.
After the check in, the owners welcome you with a delicious lunch.
During your stay you will taste the best locally produced organic food. In the afternoon, you visit the eco-farm and will be introduced to the principles of permaculture. They farm organically and live in harmony with nature. Besides a vegetable and herbal garden, there are chickens, cows, alpacas and a small trout farm.
Enjoy the evening on the terrace of your tent, with a good glass of wine and a stove will be lit when it gets colder.
Wake up with a concert of bird sounds and enjoy a good breakfast with homemade products.
Afterwards, you visit the Piganta forest by foot. Your English-speaking guide shows you endemic flora and fauna of this eco system. You have the opportunity to follow a water canal from an irrigation system. Piganta is home to the spectacled bear, the only bear in South America. This bear is an omnivore and weighs between 80 to 125 kilograms. Although it is difficult to spot, it is a good sign that the ecosystem is largely intact and that agriculture is being practiced on a responsible level.
With some luck you can spot the endangered black and chestnut eagle which nests in this forest. Other bird species can be observed such as tanagers, falcons and the black-chested buzzard eagle. You lunch at the farm where you have the opportunity to learn about and help with the process of making yogurt and cheese. Finally, you can visit a nearby hot spring which origin is the hidden volcanic activity and the fresh water spring near the campsite, which gives off lightly carbonated water.
Enjoy your second night on this unique place and listen to the sound of nature!
A pleasant hike takes you out of the valley to the small village of Gran Mojanda. The panorama of the surrounding hills and valleys is wonderful and you say goodbye to this unique area. Your private transport will take you back to Quito.
If you are a keen hiker and enjoy physical activity, then a 5 hours hike to the Mojanda area is a rewarding alternative. Through small wooded sections and farmland, you hike mostly uphill. The views of the nearby Fuya Fuya volcano and down to the valley are amazing. Your driver will meet you at the end station and transfer you to Quito. Today you hike with only a day pack and your main luggage will be transported by car.
Sayaro Ecuador Glamping offers the following distribution
- 1 queen size bed
- Up to 3 single beds
- 1 sofa bed for 1 child
- We recommend a maximum occupation of 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults + 2 children.