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!
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Quito, transfer to hotel
Quito city tour, Mindo Cloud Forest for butterflies and orchids
Birding at Bellavista
Pahuma Ecological Reserve for orchids and waterfalls
Otavalo Indian Market, Lake Cuicocha hike, craft villages
Papallacta Hot Springs
Morning at leisure, Cotopaxi National Park
Hike around Cotopaxi National Park
Local village market, Return to Quito
Depart Quito, transfer to airport