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Casa Simpson Lodge
Tapichalaca Reserve, Ecuador
This is the only lodge in the world where you can see the extraordinary Jocotoco Antpitta. It will be an unforgettable and unrivalled experience!
It has a large network of trails through high Andean forests, home of many rare and beautiful birds along with astonishing plan diversity, primarily orchids. Our guests will enjoy our comfortable and functional environments. The lodge is built in local materials. It has seven rooms with private bathroom, spacious restaurant and a resting area beside a chimney. Fifteen people can be comfortably roomed. Further, we have a separate cabin for researchers. Casa Simpson is the only lodge around the world where you will see the exclusive Jocotoco Antpitta: it will be a matchless and unforgettable experience!
Casa Simpson has a variety of trails through the Andean forests, where you can observe several extraordinary species of flora and fauna.
Our trails are:
Jocotoco (2 km, moderate): It is on a cobbled ground and has a hiding place for the observation of birds and wildlife. The main attraction is the station where the Jocotoco Antpitta feeds. It lasts up to 2 hours.
Quebrada honda (5.5 km, challenging): This path is made on land where you can admire the flora and fauna characteristic of this area, as well as livestock breeding activities in nearby farms. It lasts 3 hours approximately.
Tapir (3 km, moderate): Its main attraction is the Andean Tapir. You can climb up to a small river that descends from the rising slope of the moor, but this will require extra effort. It lasts 2 hours.
Páramo (5km, challenging): This road reaches the remains of an airplane that crashed decades ago. Walk 4 km further you will reach 2 lagoons of páramo, at 3,200 m altitude. It takes 4 hours.
Cabins / Bungalows
Private Facilities 24hr – Electricity Hot & Cold Water Laundry Service Available
Naturalist / Guide
Guide can be arranged In National Park / ReserveNear Stream or River
Private TrailsNearby TrailsUp to 10 miles away
Restaurant / DiningDinner Bar
Species List - English
- Jocotoco Antpitta 2-10km
- Chestnut-naped Antpitta 2-10km
- Green-and-black Fruiteater 2-10km
- White-capped Tanager 1km
- Golden-plumed Parakeet 2-10km
- White-throated Screech Owl 2-10km
- Bearded Guan 2-10km
- Flame-throated Sunangel 2-10km
- Orange-banded Flycatcher 1km
- Slaty-crowned Antpitta 1km
Species List - Scientific
- Grallaria ridgelyi 2-10km
- Grallaria nuchalis 2-10km
- Pipreola riefferii 2-10km
- Sericossypha albocristata 1km
- Leptosittaca branickii 2-10km
- Megascops albogularis 2-10km
- Penelope barbata 2-10km
- Heliangelus micraster 2-10km
- Nephelomyias lintoni 1km
- Grallaricula nana 1km