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Price Per Person

USD 459
Country: Ecuador
City: Various
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

Package Itinerary

 

This program offers you the possibility to be in the magic cloud forest. Mindo is situated approximately two hours west of Quito.

The Mindo Nambillo reserve has a primary forest with an immense biodiversity that includes one of the greatest concentrations of bird species anywhere in the world. In addition to the vast array of birds, many of which are endemic to the Chocó bioregion, the area is home to over 375 types of orchids and a wide variety of bromeliads, butterflies and other insects.

DAY 1: QUITO – MINDO  
During this day, you will travel to the northwest of Quito to visit the amazing Cloud Forest of Mindo where you will live great adventures:

First you will visit a butterfly farm, where the local guides will explain you about the metamorphosis of this insect and will introduce you to a different world, the butterflies' world where they can eat from your hands.  After this interesting experience you have to choose between two activities: you can enjoy of the canopy tour, an amazing journey on which you will travel through 10 cables of different sizes that permit you to fly from tree to tree like a bird; or the tubbing feeling the adrenaline in our bodies while you will go down on Nambillo river.

After this full morning of activities you will go to La Roulote where you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  In the afternoon you can walk through the trails of this place and see the tiny and colorful hummingbirds, you will arrive to a small waterfall where if you want you can enjoy a refresh bath.  Dinner and overnight.

(L.D)

 

DAY 2: MINDO – THE AMAZING COCK OF THE ROCK LEK AND THE ANTPITTAS

 

Early in the morning, after a cup of hot coffee, you will visit the famous Paz de las Aves Refuge where you will have the opportunity to have one of the most amazing experiences, visiting the cock of the rock lek, where, during the breeding season, the males produce a special sound and fly like real acrobats waiting for the female to choose one of them to mate. Besides here it is possible to see three species of Antpittas, the Giant Antpitta, the Moustached Antpitta and the Yellow Breasted Antpitta and to finalize it will be possible to find two other great species, the Ocellated Tapaculo and the Orange Breasted Fruiteater . Return to the main house of this reserve to enjoy of a typical breakfast of this region. Then you will return to Sachatamia Lodge where you will take your lunch, in the afternoon you will walk through the trails of this area looking for more bird species, late afternoon you will return to Quito.

(B.L.)

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Private transportation Quito – Mindo – Quito, Bilingual naturalist guide, accommodation based on double room (single supplement under request), meals described in the itinerary, entrance fee to: Butterfly farm, Canopy or Tubbing and Paz de las Aves reserve

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Meals not specified, soft and alcoholic drinks, Tips, personal expenses.

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