The Maquipucuna Cloud Forest is one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world, home to the endangered Andean Spectacled Bear and one the earth's biodiversity hotspots.
The conservation of this natural paradise is our passion, and can be yours as well. As a guest, you can help us achieve our goals while enjoying a special vacation. You can explore and learn about the Cloud Forest, join our efforts, visit nearby community projects, or just sit back and relax on a hammock, knowing that your visit is truly helping the conservation of the rainforest.
And we cultivate, roast and serve our own shade grown mountain coffee.
"Leading the way of what ecotourism in its purest sense is meant to be"
~ Christian Science Monitor
Mr. Bill Woolley
Dr. Grady L. Webster
Tucker Herbarium, University of California, Davis
“Maquipucuna is the crown jewel of the Andes”
“The accomplishments of the Fundación Maquipucuna have been remarkable on a world scale”
“Like stepping into a page from National Geographic magazine!”
Dr. Peter H. Raven
President, Missouri Botanical Garden
Escape, relax, unwind and experience a whole new world in the fascinating biodiversity paradise of Maquipucuna - only 1:45 hrs from Quito.
Maquipucuna offers a unique opportunity to watch Spectacled bears in the wild and unparalleled birding in the Mindo area.
Enjoy the tranquility of the cloud forest from the comfort of your hammock, feast on the local cuisine, and explore the most extensive system of trails to discover all that Ecuador's cloud forest has to offer.
Explore beyond the Reserve
Check out the surrounding areas; you can visit. Zipline over the trees in Tucanopy, spend a night in the clouds at Santa Lucia, homestead in the Yunguilla community or delve into pre-Inca culture at Tulipe.