Galapagos PRO recommendation: Podocarpus National Park

Tour from Loja to Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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Hiking in the gorgeous Podocarpus National Park

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Podocarpus National Park

Galapagos PRO recommendation: This excursion should not be missed in your Ecuador experience.

From Vilcabamba you have access to the Podocarpus National Park, named after the only domestic conifers tree of the tropical area of northern South America. The plant variety includes the malaria-combating quinine plant "Cascarilla", gigantic tree ferns, hundreds of species of orchids and bromeliads. It is also known for its bird kingdom with up to 600 species calling this National Park home.

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