Jorupe Reserve

Wildlife Reserve in Macará & the Peruvian Border

The Jorupe Reserve is run by Fundación Jocotoco outside of Macará. Primarily a bird-watching reserve, Jorupe is home to the white-tailed jay, blue-crowned motmot and Ecuadorian trogon. Hire a taxi ($3) to take you to the reserve about 5km down the road from Macará toward Sozoronga, but be sure to book ahead of your visit.

It's advisable to arrange a visit beforehand and – to enjoy the reserve at its optimum – stay over in the lodge.