The trip to the flowering of the Guayacanes in Loja starts at the 28th of January. This blossoming only occurs once a year and you can enjoy it by taking a trip with this agency.
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Honorato Vásquez 5-98 & Hermano Miguel (Cuenca, Ecuador)
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All lovers of nature tourism have in Ecuador an ideal country to find different ecosystems and natural wonders very close to each other. For that reason, it was awarded the World Travel Award for best Green Destination in 2013.
With this recognition Ecuador was paired with destinations as: 2012 – Machu Pichu, Peru; 2010-2011 – Cousine Island, Seychelles; 2007-2009, Tobago Main Ridge Rain Forest; 2008 – Costa Rica.
The awards sponsored and directed by the prestigious Wall Street Journal, conduct their selection through a strict selection process which involved more than half a million travel professionals and consumers of direct travels (Selected Voyagers) from over 170 countries and all continents.
CONNECTIVITY: Reaching this beautiful country, Ecuador is simple, as it is located in a privileged place where you can enjoy four different worlds (Regions) within little distance from each other. Ecuador has enabled 27 airports in its different provinces.
Since the dawn of time, Ecuador has been related to nature. When you travel around Ecuador you will find an abundance of butterflies, gathering of fishes or this amazing tree called Guayacan. At the South end of the country, you will find 5,000 square foot of an incredible natural setting for this tree, “Los Bosques de Guayacan” a forest that is still intact. Next to this wonder of nature, you will find so many different areas that are full of wildlife, botanical plants and exotic trees, so many species that have not yet been discovered by modern scientists.
Guayacan, a tree that stands out at in Ecuador due to its stunning beauty. The botanical name is Tabebuia guayacan (Bignoniaceae). You would find it everywhere in Ecuador, but especially appreciate all its flowering beauty at this untouched forest site located at this small touristic town Mangahurco in the Province of Loja.
Many flowers appear on still leafless stems at the end of the dry season, making the floral display more conspicuous. The Guayacan Tree usually produces big yellow flowers by end of January with the first rains at the end of the dry season. It is a notable flowering tree. The flowers are 1 to 4 inches wide and are produced in dense clusters. Corolla colors vary between species ranging from white, light pink, yellow, lavender, magenta, or red. They are useful as honey plants for bees, and are popular with certain hummingbirds.
The Guayacan is not only beautiful but also offers relief for several health problems. Tea made from the flowers treats urine and kidney trouble. The flower tea has also been used to treat tuberculosis in Latin America.
Promoting touristic sites of this tree in Ecuador will help so much to prevent deforestation of this species. Guayacan’s wood has high local commercial demand, reason why Guayacan deforestation needs to be managed and control. If locals are able to obtain an income from touristic harmless resources like this one, changes will happen through time, and we will see less damage down to Mother Nature.
Here I leave you with a promotional video from the Secretary of Tourism from Ecuador – Ecuador Travel
Discover in this next video Guayacan Forests, music and folklore from Ecuador – Location: Zapotillo, Province of Loja, Ecuador
Touristic Bio diverse site: Forest of Guayacan – Location: Mangahurco, Loja, Ecuador
I am so excited, this is the next place I will visit, I found this place by luck here in Ecuador while browsing my facebook page, here I will share some resourceful information. You could check the link to see their web page in english.
I will post later on how was my triop and the place, also if it is a great experience as they say..
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Finca Rio Monte – an ecological adventure..
Visit with Lodging – Riomonte Country House, offers tourists an incredible deal by providing comfortable cabins at a rate of USD 16.00 a night, per person, including breakfast. Children from ages 6 years and under only pay for their consumption. In the large and small parlor lodging is USD 13.00 which includes breakfast, camping area camping USD 7,00.
Visit without Lodging – At Riomonte Country House we also take into consideration tourists that wish to visit us without lodging, those that do not stay overnight, but want to enjoy lunch or dinner paying only for their consumption and other paid activities.
Guided Excursions – The Riomonte Country House also offers guided excursions to the slopes, waterfalls and rivers, and to the humid virgin forest, already included in the price of lodging. Tourists who do not stay overnight will be charged for their consumption and activities.
• Welcome cocktail
• Lodging in cabins
• High and low viewpoints
• Board games
• Big screen movies
• Soccer field and volleyball court
• Guided tours
• Transportation Quito
• Country House – Quito
• Sports trout fishing
• Horseback riding
• Bicycle riding
** Special pricing for groups**