Ecuador: An Adventure In The Clouds – Birds, Butterflies and Orchids


Hidden deep in the emerald green Andean cloud forests of Ecuador are confetti clouds of colorful butterflies, the fluttering wings of hummingbirds and tiny jewel-like orchids clinging to centuries-old trees. A hike at Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano, will literally take your breath away.

Indulge your lust for wildlife in some of the country’s least-known private reserves – no crowds of humans, just plenty of flora and fauna. Stay in remote eco-lodges and cozy haciendas, hike to waterfalls and crater lakes, relax in hot springs and discover the best of natural Ecuador!


Land Cost

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Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Quito, transfer to hotel

Day 2

Quito city tour, Mindo Cloud Forest for butterflies and orchids

Day 3

Birding at Bellavista

Day 4

Pahuma Ecological Reserve for orchids and waterfalls

Day 5

Otavalo Indian Market, Lake Cuicocha hike, craft villages

Day 6

Papallacta Hot Springs

Day 7

Morning at leisure, Cotopaxi National Park

Day 8

Hike around Cotopaxi National Park

Day 9

Local village market, Return to Quito

Day 10

Depart Quito, transfer to airport