Budget Accommodation

For budget-minded travelers (available for a minimum of 4 people traveling together) with an adventurous edge, we offer a self-catering hostel, as well as private camping areas within the reserve. The hostel, open year-round, doubles as a research station . It is a simple but comfortable facility, with the same trails and the same vastness of forest. 20 / 30 minutes walk from the main lodge area.
Scientists are very welcome! We encourage study groups and retreats, and for student groups (any age), Bellavista at only 2 hours from Quito is ideal for a study program - ask for details!!


Few people take advantage of this great option .. best in the months of June to October. For the same price as day use of the trails, you have the option to get to know the cloud forest closely, with the options to take occasional meals at the Dome.

" We have just returned home after a wonderful visit to Ecuador and to your lodge. This second visit was even better than the first. We thank your staff for making the end of our vacation a most memorable and enjoyable one."

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