Tulipe is a small district 70 kms (45 miles) (2 hours’ drive) north-west of Quito. Download Map.
Tulipe is 540 hectares (1,340 acres) of cloud forest.The area is 900-1,600 metres (2,950-5,250 feet) above sea level, rich in biodiversity and natural beauty. The Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena area is one of the planet’s 18 (or top 5) biodiversity ‘hotspots’.
Tulipe attracts nature lovers, ecologists and those interested in ancient civilisations.
Tulipe is special because it offers a variety of activities and is arguably more unspoilt than better-known Mindo.
Aims of the Foundation "Los Amigos del Bosque Tulipe-Pachijal" (Friends of the Tulipe-Pachijal Cloud Forest), established 2004) include:
preserving the biodiversity of the Tulipe area
promoting ecological conservation
encouraging the use of sustainable resources
keen on wildlife and interested in conservation
a believer in ecotourism
a birdwatcher, photographer or interested in ancient cultures
an independent traveller who likes to get off the beaten track
an academic or student with a professional interest in ecology
an organizer of field trips or school groups?
If so, a visit to the private and pristine Tulipe Reserve is a must. Tulipe is waiting to be discovered by the discerning and adventurous visitor. We can also arrange tailored visits for your special interests.