The Choco-Andean Biosphere & 

Mache-Chindul Reserve

Welcome to the Choco Andino Biosphere, a breathtaking destination that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers looking to explore the beauty of nature. Located in the Andean region of Colombia and Ecuador, the Choco Andino Biosphere is a protected area that spans over 4,000 square kilometers of pristine rainforest. The area harbors one of the world's most diverse forests and lies in the transition zone of the two biodiversity hotspots Chocó-Magdalena and the Tropical Andes.

One of the main attractions of the Choco Andino Biosphere is its incredible network of hiking trails, which wind through the lush rainforest and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. These trails range from easy to challenging, making it possible for travelers of all levels to explore this stunning natural environment. The Choco Andino Biosphere is home to an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, who can witness the beauty of the hummingbirds, toucans, monkeys, and jaguars that call this region home.

In addition to hiking and wildlife watching, visitors to the Choco Andino Biosphere can also participate in a range of other activities, including birdwatching, river rafting, and cultural tours of nearby indigenous communities. There are also opportunities to learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken in the region, which aim to protect the unique biodiversity of the area while also promoting sustainable tourism.

The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve is a natural area full of biodiversity hotspots, located southwest of Esmeraldas. North of the Manabí, Ecuador. It has an area of 119,172 hectares (294,480 acres). The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve protects some tropical forests of the Ecuadorian coast, backing right up to the small coastal village of Mompiche.

There are nearly 900 different species of birds living in the forest of Tumbes - Choco - Magdalena. There are 17 threatened bird species in the Tumbesian Region. There are more than 285 mammal species in this hotspot. The most well known of these are the primates. There are more than 320 different reptilian species in this hotspot. About 20 of these species live in the Galapagos Islands. There are more than 200 different amphibian species through out the hotspot. New amphibian are being discovered at a rapid pace in this area.