CASA SIMPSON - TAPICHALACA

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CASA SIMPSON - TAPICHALACA

THE LODGE

Casa Simpson has an impressive view of the Cerro Tapichalaca, on the eastern slope of the Andes, with an altitude of 2500 m. It has a large network of trails through the high Andean forests that are home to many beautiful birds, along with a great diversity of plants, mainly Orchids (Orchidaceae).

Our guests can enjoy several comfortable and functional facilities at the hotel that was built with local materials. It has 7 rooms each with private bathroom, a large restaurant and a rest area next to the fireplace. It has the capacity to accommodate 15 people comfortably. In addition, there is an isolated cabin especially for researchers. Casa Simpson is the only lodge in the world where you can see the extraordinary Jocotoco Antpitta. It will be an unforgettable and unrivalled experience!

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Casa Simpson has an impressive view of the Cerro Tapichalaca, on the eastern slope of the Andes, with an altitude of 2500 m. It has a large network of trails through the high Andean forests that are home to many beautiful birds, along with a great diversity of plants, mainly Orchids (Orchidaceae).

Our guests can enjoy several comfortable and functional facilities at the hotel that was built with local materials. It has 7 rooms each with private bathroom, a large restaurant and a rest area next to the fireplace. It has the capacity to accommodate 15 people comfortably. In addition, there is an isolated cabin especially for researchers. Casa Simpson is the only lodge in the world where you can see the extraordinary Jocotoco Antpitta. It will be an unforgettable and unrivalled experience!

  • Wireless Internet access (WiFi)
  • Hot water
  • Electricity (110 volts)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry with biodegradable products

Accommodation capacity

  • 5 comfortable rooms in the main building
  • 1 separate cabin with two double rooms

NOTE: each with private bathroom

ACTIVITIES

Casa Simpson is located within the Tapichalaca Reserve which has a variety of trails through the Andean forests, where you can observe several extraordinary species of flora and fauna. Our paths are:


The trail 1: "Jocotoco" is on a cobbled ground, it has a hiding place for the observation of birds and wildlife. The main attraction is the station where the Jocotoco Antpitta feeds. It lasts 2 hours, has a distance of 2km and its difficulty is moderate.

The trail 2: "Quebrada Honda" the road is made on land you can admire the flora and fauna characteristic of this area, as well as livestock breeding activities in nearby farms. It lasts 3 hours, has a distance of 5.5 km and its difficulty is high.

The trail 3: "Tapir" the main attraction of this trail is the Andean Tapir. You can climb up to a small river that descends from the rising slope of the moor, but this will require extra effort. It lasts 2 hours, has a distance of 3 km and its difficulty is moderate.

The trail 4: "Páramo" this road reaches the remains of an airplane that crashed decades ago. Walk 4 km further you will reach 2 lagoons of páramo, at 3,200 m altitude. It lasts 4 hours, has a distance of 5 km and its difficulty is high.

The trail 5: "Las Pavas" on this trail you can see one of the most common birds in the sector. It lasts 4 hours, has a distance of 4 km and its difficulty is high.

The trail 6: "Las Tangaras" on this road we find a small bird with striking and varied colors. It lasts 1.50 hours, has a distance of 1.5 km and its difficulty is moderate.

The trail 7: "Antpitta Wavy Trail" you can see flora and fauna characteristic of this area. It lasts 1.50 hours, has a distance of 1.5 km and its difficulty is moderate. The trail 8: "Piha" you can see a small bird of grayish colors. It lasts 8 hours, has a distance of 4 km and its difficulty is high.

Prices and rates

The normal price per entrance to the Tapichalaca Reserve is $ 15 per person. The fee for the sighting of the Jocotoco Antpitta Trail and its food station is $ 30 per person.