MINDO – PICHINCHA
The cloud forest is home for more than 400 bird species, also orchids, butterflies, mammals and amphibians. On this trip you will re-discover them! The cloud forest is an ecosystem characterized by the presence of fog or “clouds” at the height of the tops of trees that generate abundant moisture and development of mosses and epiphytes, which allows a wide variety of animals and plants with a high level of endemism. In Ecuador, the conservation of these forests has attracted considerable interest from NGOs and governments, so activities such as ecotourism and bird watching in Mindo, in particular, is a great opportunity for local communities to preserve this richness. Mindo is located two hours from Quito, and is well known and visited by local and foreign tourists, as they can perform different activities: cotourism, adventure sports, hiking, etc.
6:30am Pick up from the meeting point (location depending on the hotel you’re staying) Visit a butterfly farm Tarabita and Waterfall walk Canopy (zipline) Lunch Visit to Chocolate Factory Return to Quito (5pm approx.)
PRICE PER PERSON US $65
DEPARTURE DAYS Tuesdays, Thursdays
INCLUDED: Private transportation, english speaking guide, lunch. (Admissions are not included)