Selva Montana Eco Lodge

Selva Montana Eco Lodge

Huaico Private Reserve, Argentina

Lodge Lodge

Hotel Hotel / Inn


The Huaico Private Reserve is located just a few kilometres from the Lodge in a natural area of humid canyons in the Andean Yungas of Argentina. In fact, the word huaico comes from Quechua language, wayqu: which means “gully or ravine”.In the lower section of the Reserve between -1.400 to 1.600 m.- typical species of deciduous Montane Forest predominate: Ceibo (Erythrina falcata), Tipa (Tipuana tipu), Pacar (Enterolobium contortisiliqum) as well as Nut-tree (Juglans australis) and Cedro Colla (Cedrela lilloi). The Laurel (Phoebe porphyria) dominates in the humid gullies while higher up we find some large specimens Cedro Colla, Mountain Pine (Podocarpus parlatorei) and Nut-Tree. Here many trees are densely carpeted by epiphytes including ferns, mosses, cacti, bromeliads and orchids. And even higher up we find an interesting mature forest dominated by Alder Tree (Alnus acuminata).More than 200 bird species have been recorded in the Reserve including some of high conservation value, such as Huaico Tinamou, Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Alder Amazon, and Hoy’s Screech-Owl, as well as other emblematic birds like the attractive Cream-backed Woodpecker and the powerful Black-and-Chestnut Eagle. Regarding mammals that inhabit and breed in the Reserve, Brown and Red Brocket-Deers, Forest Fox and Lesser Grisson, must be mentioned. A few wild cats have also been reported but are rare such as Jaguarundi, Geoffroy’s Cat, Margay and Puma, of which we sometimes find tracks and/or even watch them crossing the trail.

Our hotel is the first themed hotel immersed in the mountain jungle. The landscape of the green vegetation, the colorful flowers of the Ceibos and the creepers that are the natural habitat of picturesque hummingbirds, butterflies and great diversity of birds.

The Selva Montana Eco-Lodge offers us the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant rest in its comfortable rooms and at the same time feel part of this landscape, alongside the tranquility, the song of the birds, the murmur of the river and the natural beauty of the place.

In the hotel everything refers to the Mountain Forest, our host is a specialist in Forestry Sciences, German of origin

and has poured all his knowledge to keep intact the native flora that surrounds us.

Guided trips can be arranged to observe the varieties of birds and hummingbirds in the nature reserve that is very close to the hotel. Horse riding are also organized to reach the highest parts of the mountain jungle and to appreciate the differences of vegetation and environments of the Nuboselva.

We invite you to join us at our beautiful lodge which is just a short distance from Salta City yet very close to nature.

Selva Montana Eco Lodge


Single Rooms
Double Rooms
Family Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Laundry Service Available
Swimming Pool
Air Conditioning
Mobile Phone Coverage
Wheelchair Friendly

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Night Walks / Drives
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near Stream or River
Observation Deck
Reference Books


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining
Restaurant nearby

Species List - English

  1. Hoy’s Screech Owl 2-10km
  2. Red-tailed Comet 2-10km
  3. Cream-backed Woodpecker 2-10km
  4. Plush-crested Jay 1km
  5. Toco Toucan 1km
  6. Black-and-chestnut Eagle 2-10km
  7. Blue-and-yellow Tanager 1km
  8. Rusty-browed Warbling Finch 2-10km
  9. Fulvous-headed Brush Finch 1km
  10. Brown-capped Whitestart 1km
  11. White-bellied Hummingbird 1km
  12. Crested Oropendola 1km
  13. White-barred Piculet 2-10km
  14. Dot-fronted Woodpecker 2-10km
  15. Black-and-chestnut Warbling Finch 2-10km
  16. Red-legged Seriema 2-10km
  17. Darwin’s Nothura 2-10km
  18. Scaly-headed Parrot 2-10km
  19. Rufous-fronted Thornbird 2-10km
  20. Golden-rumped Euphonia 1km
  21. Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner 2-10km
  22. Huayco Tinamou 2-10km
  23. Spot-breasted Thornbird 2-10km
  24. Bicolored Hawk 2-10km
  25. Two-banded Warbler 2-10km
  26. Scissor-tailed Nightjar 2-10km
  27. Common Potoo 2-10km
  28. Tropical Screech Owl 2-10km
  29. Swallow-tailed Kite 1km
  30. Sooty-fronted Spinetail 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Megascops hoyi 2-10km
  2. Sappho sparganurus 2-10km
  3. Campephilus leucopogon 2-10km
  4. Cyanocorax chrysops 1km
  5. Ramphastos toco 1km
  6. Spizaetus isidori 2-10km
  7. Thraupis bonariensis 1km
  8. Poospiza erythrophrys 2-10km
  9. Atlapetes fulviceps 1km
  10. Myioborus brunniceps 1km
  11. Amazilia chionogaster 1km
  12. Psarocolius decumanus 1km
  13. Picumnus cirratus 2-10km
  14. Veniliornis frontalis 2-10km
  15. Poospiza whitii 2-10km
  16. Cariama cristata 2-10km
  17. Nothura darwinii 2-10km
  18. Pionus maximiliani 2-10km
  19. Phacellodomus rufifrons 2-10km
  20. Euphonia cyanocephala 1km
  21. Syndactyla rufosuperciliata 2-10km
  22. Rhynchotus maculicollis 2-10km
  23. Phacellodomus maculipectus 2-10km
  24. Accipiter bicolor 2-10km
  25. Myiothlypis bivittata 2-10km
  26. Hydropsalis torquata 2-10km
  27. Nyctibius griseus 2-10km
  28. Megascops choliba 2-10km
  29. Elanoides forficatus 1km
  30. Synallaxis frontalis 1km

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