birds of Tinalandia


A unique ecolodge in the cloud forests of Ecuador, Tinalandia rests on the Western slope of the the Andes, at the southern end of the Choco bio-region. At an ideal altitude of 2,000 feet above sea level, Tinalandia is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

Close to Quito

Located less than two hours away from Quito, Tinalandia is one of the most easily-accessed wildlife preserves from Ecuador's capital, and makes an ideal extension to any trip to the Galapagos.

World-famous birding

Tinalandia is perhaps best known for its exceptional birdwatching opportunities, offering some of the best birdwatching in Ecuador and, for that matter, South America. Over 350 species have been recorded within the grounds of our ecolodge, by some of the world´s most renowned birding experts

Eco-tourism Pioneer

Tinlandia has been offering "eco-tourism" since before the word existed, and we were one of the pioneers in eco-tourism in Ecuador and South America. Read this account of Tinalandia by Paul Greenfield, illustrator of the authoritative field guide "Birds of Ecuador" (Cornell University Press, 2001).

Tinalandia is a working hacienda (ranch) of historical significance and offers services and accommodations a "notch above" most eco-lodges. We provide our guests with variety of activities that entire families can share and enjoy.

Galapagos Travel

The Galapagos awaits as a incredible, world-renowned destination to explore while you're in Ecuador. Located just 600 miles west from the coast of Ecuador (roughly a 3.5-hour plane ride) the Galapagos Islands are definitely worth checking out due to their close proximity and the treasures it harbors.

Consisting of 61 islands and islets (with 13 main islands), the archipelago is a hot-spot for those looking to experience ecological marvels, beautiful beaches and a plethora of living ecosystems. After all, this is the place where Charles Darwin himself observed an astounding number of adaptations made by both the flora and fauna on the island - an experience which eventually lead him toward his theory of evolution!

While you're in the Galapagos, you can take part in a variety of different activities in and around the islands. This can range anywhere from placidly cruising around and exploring the islands aboard a luxurious ship or, alternatively, a more "hands-on" experience involving hiking, snorkeling and kayaking around the numerous locations.

Whatever it is you're looking for, the Galapagos is sure to have it in terms of scenic beauty, mesmerizing wildlife and an unforgettable experience!

Hacienda Tinalandia:

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The Tinalandia experience is an absolute must for newcomers to the joys of the neotropics and its birding.

— Paul Greenfield


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