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El Pahuma Orchid Reserve

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10 Dec 2017
“Worth a visit”
8 Apr 2017
“Rustic, with some rare flora and fauna”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you are in this area or part of a tour, El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is worth the visit. There are some obstacles such as the language skills of some of the local guides. As a Spanish speaker, I did not have problems because I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank klmaestra
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This reserve in the rain forest is quite rustic - but that's why there are some rare plants and birds here. It's also not very accessible for people who are not sure-footed. Be careful crossing the busy highway from the parking area. Then watch your...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I did not see as many orchids as I had hoped. The ones I did see were clustered around the entrance and most were in pots, not in their natural habitat. But the experience overall was great. There are some nice hikes and the air...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank GlobalSpanishTravel
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was a nice stop for a bit of hiking where we saw the elusive cock of the rock on her nest...with chick! bathrooms, but not much other than a toilet unfortunately & I wouldn't eat here....

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 20 July 2015

El Pahuma Orchid Reserve contains over 200 species of orchids that can be viewed along any of the 6 established trails. Several go to cascades and small waterfalls. The Sendoro Gallo de la Pena Trail can be walked with a guide to see the nesting...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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