Zamora, a Gem of the Ecuadorian Orient


Zamora, the gateway to the southern Amazon region, refreshingly cool due to its altitude, Zamora has a unique feel surrounded by waterfalls, rivers and orchids. If you like bird watching and hummingbirds this is the place to visit, just 1 hour from Loja with the new road.

Where to stay in Zamora?

Copalinga: A hydro-powered nature lodge great for hummingbird watching. (From $25 per person).

Hotel Betania:Francisco Orellana My pick for budget travelers with clean, simple rooms that start around $12 per person.

What to do in Zamora?

– Kayak or rafting on the Rio Bombuscaro.

– Visit nearby Parque Podocarpus.

– Rappelling up the nearby waterfalls.

– Bird watching near the Rio Bombuscaro.

– Take a Orchid watching tour.

– Swimming in the nearby streams

– Paintball in the local course.

– Canopy in the nearby mountains.

– Fishing in the nearby streams.

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