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Mindo Cloudforest Lodge

  USD. ??  per person.

DAY 1 :

Western Slopes of the Andes - Ecological

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito



09:00 am

Arrival to the Orchid Reserve: one hour hike to the waterfall.

11:00 am

Hummingbird paradise (1,780m above sea level), chance for bird photography at the feeders.

12:10 pm

Lunch at a local Mindo restaurant.

13:30 pm

Butterfly farm in Mindo town.

15:00 pm

Activities like: gondola ride or zip line

16:30 pm

Hotel night (with breakfast included) check in at San Jorge de Milpe. Cabins with: private balcony, hot shower, private bath, restaurant.

18:30 pm

*** Night Excurtion and Dinner at the lodge.


DAY 2 :

Western Andean Slopes – Exotic and Cultural

05:00 am

Departure from your Lodge to visit the long wattled umbrella bird.

05:30 am

Arrival to the lek.

05:45 am

Visit the exotic long wattled umbrella bird

07:30 am

Depart to San Jorge de Milpe. Hike on those trails and try to look the two toe sloth, some birding !

12:30 pm

Back to the lodge.

13:15 pm

Lunch at Mirador (look out) - hummingbirds view.

15:30 pm

Back to the lodge at Milpe and possible an afternoon excurtion at Milpe.

18:15 pm

Frogs' concert (night excursion) into the cloudforest.

20:00 pm

Dinner at Milpe.

21:30 pm

*** Night excurtion at Milpe.


DAY 3 :

Mindo Cloud Forest – Exotic & Scenic View

05:40 am

Depart for the visit of the andean cock of the rock lek.

06:00 am

Visit of the Andean Cock of the rock lek.

07:30 am

Box breakfast for our picnic on the way to Bellavista.

08:00 am

Departure to a local Cloudforest Reserve

08:45 am

Short walk (to see and learn about plants) and bird excursion in the Cloudforest Reserve.

12:00 pm


13:00 pm

Departure to Quito - quick visit to the equator line.

14:00 pm

Equator line “Inty Ñan”site museum.


Back to the hotel in Quito
























































Includes: Accommodation with breakfast and dinner, Lodge in the cloud forest (2 nights), lunch (3), all entrance fees, 4WD ground transportation, English speaking-naturalist licensed guide /driver. 

Not included: drinks, gratuities.