Cloud Forest Experience

Classic in Ecuador

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

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


  • Explore the lush cloud forest at mindo
  • Encounter stunning birdlife within this delicate ecosystem
  • Observe rare orchids with over 400 species found within the area


Day 1 Quito/Mindo Numerous options are available here, including visits to organic chocolate, orchid, and butterfly farms. Additional Notes: Our G Representative will meet you at the Quito hotel (not included) on the night prior to Day 1 of this tour. Included Activities: Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75-2.00 hours)
Day 2 Mindo (1B) 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 Notes: The included birdwatching excursion is with the CEO to Angel Paz or Bellevista, depending on your interests. Included Activities: Birdwatching walk
Day 3 Mindo/Quito (1B) Enjoy the morning before the transfer back to Quito in the afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75-2.00 hours)