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Hummingbird Suite - Eco-lodge & Retreat Vilcabamba

The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
2 reviews
The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
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The Hummingbird Suite - Vilcabamba
Upvalley view -  Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba
View from trail to Podocarpus National Park, Vilcabamba
Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba
Cabañas Río Yambala - Vilcabamba
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Vilcabamba, Loja Province
Tucked among lush gardens of banana & citrus trees, this cozy eco-friendly adobe cabin is quite and peaceful, with great views.

4km's from Vilcabamba the cabin has a comfortable bedroom/living room; a balcony overlooking the lush mountainous river valley; a private kitchen stove & oven, blender, water filter, basic pots and utensils; and a 24hr hot shower. There is outdoor sitting space at the entrance overlooking the mountains and gardens. It is a short uphill walk to the cabins. Please check our other cabins.

Integrated into the midst of a typical rural Andean community we offer a unique cultural opportunity to enjoy the local color of traditional country life, while hiking the best trails around Vilcabamba; or just kick back, relax and go back in time, in a truly natural retreat.

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About the Owner, Sarah W
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jun 2016
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 4 properties
Interaction with guests
We are always willing to help our guests with whatever you need. We, Sarah & Charlie, have been in the area a long time (28/38 years) and have lots of local knowledge. Anything you need just let us know, in person or by email.

We can give you directions and maps for local hikes, organize horse treks into the mountains and help arrange mountain bike tours. Our color bird guide has photos of the most common species around the cabins.

The Birds of Las Palmas booklet, funded by the Nature Conservancies parks in peril program, documents over 180 bird species recorded in the cloud forest of the Las Palmas reserve. Please ask if you would like a copy.
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Girard, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

It had been 2 years since I was here at Cabanas Rio Yambala and returning here felt like coming home. This place is perfect for me. It is remote enough to experience an almost spiritual connection with nature yet close enough to town that it is not that big of a deal to get to the town of Vilcabamba ( 45 to 60 minutes, I tend to stretch it out to 60 mins, I love the walk). "My" cabin, the Hummingbird Suite felt the same and even a little improved from 2 years ago. Sarah and Charlie are the same helpful and friendly people they always have been. They definitely make sure you have what you need. I will be back. In fact you better get the Hummingbird Suite while the getting is good because one day in the future, I will be calling Sarah and Charlie requesting an extended stay. There is no other place like it in the world.

Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Beautiful surprise!
Very comfortable house, nicely decorated with local touch, in an amazing natural environment. Incredible trees, bamboos, flowers, mountains and lot of birds. Great view, calm surrounding with the river below and water falls close by. House is 1 hour away from the village by walk and is fully equipped with kitchen, hot shower and internet.
We stayed 1 month 
The owners Charly and Sarah are very welcoming and available to help with any questions.
I highly recommend this place to all nature’s lovers!

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Thanks Vie, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :)


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
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About the neighbourhood
While Vilcabamba is no longer the quaint little Andean village it once was, the countryside remains as unspoiled and stunning as ever.

Nestled in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park, Cabañas Rio Yambala is the ideal spot to enjoy Vilcabamba's picture-book valleys & clear mountain rivers.

Local trails lead to swim holes along the river, to local beauty spots & waterfalls, or into the heart of the mountains, to the edge of the cloud forest and the Podocarpus National Park - Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding!
Getting around
We are 4 km's from the center of Vilcabamba, in the upper reaches of the valley, reached by a dirt road. There are plenty of stores and restaurants in Vilcabamba but not much further out, so it is advisable to eat or get a few groceries before coming up if you are arriving late.

It is a beautiful and culturally interesting 45 minute to 1 hour walk to Vilcabamba, or a 15 minute $3.50 taxi ride. We can call a taxi for you whenever you need one.

As the instigators of eco-tourism in Vilcabamba we have a wealth of knowldege about hiking and horsetrecking in the area, birding, visiting the Podocarpus National Park and general activities in the area.

Geographically the Vilcabamba valley is located on the western slopes of the continental divide
How to get there
Airport: Loja Aiport (in Catamayo): 40.0 km
- From Vilcabamba get a taxi to 'Charlie's cabañas Rio Yambala'. The Taxi will drop you at our bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and follow the signs up to our house and the cabins. It is a short uphill walk.
- If you call us just before leaving Vilcabamba we can come down and meet you at the bridge.
It is quite easy to phone, there are 'Cabinas' (phone booths) opposite the taxi stand, just make the call then pay with cash.
If you arrive after dark or want help bringing your luggage up then you should definitely call first.

We can send a taxi (at cost) to pick you up in Loja or at the Loja airport which is 45 mins from Loja (your taxi driver will call us to meet you at the bridge)

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