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Rumi Wilco Nature Reserve and Eco-Lodge - Hotel Vilcabamba - Ecuador

Rumi Wilco is only a 10-minute walk from the center of Vilcabamba, but you feel like you are miles away. This nature reserve (admission: $2) was created by an Argentinian couple, Alicia and Orlando Falco, in an effort to reverse the environmental degradation caused by slash-and-burn agriculture. The reserve encompasses a beautiful mountainside with 12 different trails for day hiking. There is also an eco-lodge on the reserve with well-kept rustic adobe cabins with kitchens. A third of what you pay goes toward various management programs on the reserve, such as protection and reintroduction of native species, nature trails and scientific research. You are also welcome to volunteer on the reserve for a discounted stay. Orlando, a bilingual naturalist with decades of experience in Ecuador, can take you on a guided excursion. Homemade organic granola, marmalade and coffee grown in their own tree-shaded orchard are also for sale.


Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Hotel Types:
Vacation rentals, Comfort, interest in culture, family friendly, looking to relax, romantic , Eco lodge, Eco-friendly, Individual thatched cabins, Villas, Accomodations summary, Cheap but adequate, Big spacefull hotel. really pretty, Budget hotel, Backpacker

This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, 24-Hour Reception, BBQ Area, Child-Friendly Facilities, Common Room, Community Kitchen, Gift Shop, Linens Included, Parking - Free, Taxes Included in Price, Towels Included

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Getting There:

Turn left on the dirt road at the end of Calle Agua Hierro, go on in the gully (sometimes with water, you may jump on rocks or walk on the new rocky wall built on the left side of the gully), then walk along the bank.

Room Prices:
Lower:$3.50 per person (camping), $7 per person (eco-lodge)
Higher:$15 per person (Pole house)
Price Description:

Pole house: $15 per person for 2 people, $12 per person for 3 people, $10 per person for 4 people; river cabins: $13 per person for 2 people, $10 per person for 3 people, $9 per person for 4 people

Contact Information:
E-mail: rumiwilco(at)

Other Hotels in Vilcabamba that may be of interest: Jardín Escondido, El Descanso Del Toro, Hotel Le Rendez-Vous, Hostería Izhcayluma and Madre Tierra.

30 Oct 2012

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