Nestled in the Western Andes of Colombia at 1600 meters/5600 feet above sea level, Araucana Lodge is a place to disconnect from your world and connect with nature. On 20 acres of Andean forest and vast flower gardens with a cool climate, our ten room eco-lodge is the perfect place to birdwatch, take leisurely walks and eat delicious meals from our organic farm to your table.
In the last 16 years we have grown from being a small, customized archaeological tour operations to becoming a SMALL customized archeological tour operation! Our goal is quality and not quantity. We understand that quality service requires personal hands on commitment to both our clients and our island. For the wildlife entusiast we know where the Chilean Tinamou can be found and we can organise boat trips to see the special seabirds.
Wayqecha Cloud Forest Biological Station is one of the world’s best sites to explore the lush cloud forest ecosystem bordering Manu National Park. Situated where the eastern slopes of the Andes meet the Amazon lowlands, the cloud forest absorbs moisture from passing clouds and is often blanketed in mist and fog. The constant supply of moisture allows a remarkable diversity of plants to grow here, which in turn supports thriving populations of birds, amphibians, and mammals.
Nestled in the Andean foothills, perched between the mountains and the lowlands, Villa Carmen Biological Station offers birdwatchers the opportunity to see a Blue-headed Macaw, Hairy-crested Antbird, Rufous-capped Nunlet, and charismatic Hoatzin, plus many Bamboo specialist which are now sadly becoming more difficult to find elsewhere.