Cloud Forest Experience

Start: Quito Finish: Quito

Visiting: Quito, Mindo


Duration: 1 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Head for the clouds – cloud forest, that is. Experience it from your lodge in the middle of the Mindo forest, sitting at a comfortable 1200m in altitude. Try river tubing, rappelling, hiking, or horseback riding, or just take a more relaxed pace enjoying the jungle atmosphere. The Mindo area is known for its amazing bird-watching and more orchids than you thought possible.

Highlights

  • iconExplore the lush cloud forest at Mindo
  • iconExplore the lush cloud forest at Mindo, encounter stunning birdlife within this delicate ecosystem, observe rare orchids with over 400 species found within the area
  • icon encounter stunning birdlife within this delicate ecosystem
  • icon observe rare orchids with over 400 species found within the area

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Quito/Mindo

Location: Quito

Early morning transfer to a comfortable lodge located in Ecuador’s cloud forests for a 2-night stay in the heart of the Mindo Valley.

Numerous options are available here, including visits to organic chocolate, orchid, and butterfly farms.

Additional Information: Our G Representative will meet you at the Quito hotel (not included) on the night prior to Day 1 of this tour.

ACTIVITY: On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: Explore some of the unique places only found in a cloud forest.

icon Day 2: Mindo

Location: Mindo

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy a morning birdwatching walk with the rest of the day free to explore. Optional activities include hiking, river tubing, and canopying.

Mindo is about 1,200m (3,937 ft) above sea level and is considered a world leader when it comes to birdwatching opportunities. This forest has more than 450 species of birds – approximately 32 species are endemic. There are also around 300 species of orchids, and approximately 39 species of hummingbirds that call this area home.

Additional Information: The included birdwatching excursion is with the CEO to Angel Paz or Bellevista, depending on your interests.

ACTIVITY: See a wide variety of birds in this wildlife watching haven – Mindo is about 1200m (3937 ft) above sea level and is considered a world leader when it comes to birdwatching opportunities. Trek through a forest that has more than 450 species of birds – approximately 32 species are endemic.

FREE TIME: Enjoy your day at leisure or take part in some optional activities based on your interests.

icon Day 3: Mindo/Quito

Location: Mindo

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy the morning before the transfer back to Quito in the afternoon.

FREE TIME: MORNING Enjoy your last morning in the cloud forest.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Lodge (2 nts).

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    Meals

    2 breakfasts

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Cloud forest stay with local guide. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Cloud forest stay with local guide

Meals Included

2 breakfasts

Transport

Private car/van, walking.

Accommodation

Lodge (2 nts).

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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