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A Wildlife Haven

No trip to Ecuador is complete without a lodge stay in the depths of the magical cloud forest on the slopes of the Andes.  This luscious leafy ecosystem is brimming with wildlife, a bird watcher's paradise (there are more species of birds here than in the whole of North America.)

  • Magical Cloud forest

  • Incredible lodges

  • Birdwatching & monkeys!

  • Active adventures

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Home to over 550 species of birds including the famed Andean cock-of-the-rock and vibrant hummingbirds.  At a higher altitude than the Amazon, the cloud forest is underneath low-lying cloud cover for most of each day. Habitat to the spectacled bear, sloths, jaguars, butterflies and howler monkeys. Follow one of the many winding trails past cascading waterfalls, rivers and isolated lakes. Make sure to take your swim gear to cool down in one of the swimming holes.

Feeling active? There are lots of sporting options available here! Trekking, canyoning, mountain biking & rafting.  Soar like a bird over the canopy by zip lining over it!  An unforgettable experience.

Have a once in a lifetime adventure at Ecuador's cloud forest. Perfect for families with older children, friends and couples. Or, have a honeymoon to remember in Masphi Lodge. Start your cloud forest holiday.

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While visiting the cloud forest it is worth stopping off at Mindo, a small town in this mist-shrouded forest region.  There are some memorable experiences to have here!

1. Ruta de las Cascadas Hike

This waterfall hike starts off by catching the one of a kind Tarabita cable car over the canopy. You will then be provided with a map showcasing all the waterfalls on the route.  The less visited Cascada Reina is off the main route, but well worth visiting.  Take your swim gear with you!

2. Visit The Butterfly Farm

Perfect for kids and 'big kids', a chance to witness thousands of beautifully coloured butterflies. Visit when the weather is warm as the butterflies will be at their most active.

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3. Indulge your tastebuds on a chocolate tour

Find out how artisan Ecuadorian chocolate is made on a tour.  Then, the best bit, sample the sublime chocolate. 

4. Spot Hummingbirds

Discover 200 types of orchid at the Armonia Orchid Farm and see magical hummingbirds zipping around.

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Where To Stay In The Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

We can access lots of different accommodation options.

Here is a wonderful example;

The Mashpi Lodge

  • West of Quito, in mist shrouded forests you will discover the luxury Masphi Lodge.
  • This contemporary and sustainable lodge offers out of this world views and is a fantastic place to stay. 
  • You are surrounded by nature but also staying in relaxing, elegant and comfortable accommodation.  Enjoy excursions into the cloud forest and delicious cuisine.

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Begin your holiday in Quito, a wonderful UNESCO world heritage site.  Then head to the depths of the cloud forest, with an incredible stay at Mashpi Lodge. Then join a yacht & sail around The Galapagos! This is a bucket-list holiday!

What's Included?

  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights
  • Transfers
  • Beautiful accommodation
  • Luxury 4 night Galapagos yacht itinerary
  • Galapagos activities
  • Cloud Forest acivities
  • Horseriding, trekking & mountain biking

Guideprice £7200pp


Day 1: Fly to Quito (indirect flight) from the UK.

Day 2: Check in to a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Quito. Enjoy an afternoon tea in the hotel.

Day 3: A private city tour of Quito.

Day 4: A private transfer NW of Quito (around 3 hours) to the Ecuadorian cloud forest.  Stay in the luxurious & award winning Mashpi Lodge.

Day 5: Take part in the excursions that the lodge offers.  Maybe you will ride the aerial bikes through the canopy? Or, follow one of the nature trails...

Day 6: A final morning of adventure at Mashpi, followed by a transfer back to Quito. Spend the night in Quito.

Day 7: Journey north of Quito to the highlands & the home of towering volcanoes.  Enjoy local markets and immerse yourself in the Andean culture!  Spend two nights in a wonderful hacienda.

Day 8: Take part in a horse riding tour & enjoy a trek or mountain bike ride through this magnificient Andean scenery.

Day 9: Fly to The Galapagos (via Guayaquil).  On the island of Santa Cruz you will learn about the island's biodiversity with a chance to spot giant tortoises! Board your yacht for a 4 night northern-islands itinerary.

This yacht has 24 cabins and provides glorious cuisine and luxury cabins.

Day 10: Visit Eden Islet on Santa Cruz, see blue footed boobies & reef sharks!

Day 11: Climb Bartolome Island for beautiful views...swimming & snorkelling!

Day 12: Stroll around Darwin Bay and then have a go at kayaking! On Genovesa Island look out for frigates and Nazca boobies!

Day 13: Fly back to the mainland for a night at Guayaquil.  Spend the day walking along its boardwalk and exploring.

Day 14: Fly back to the UK via Quito.

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When To Visit

It's normally slightly drier between June to September. Bird watching is best between October to May.

Flight Time

15-16 hours. Indirect flights to Quito.

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