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. You’ll indulge in 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 where you can hike to waterfalls and crater lakes, relax in hot springs, and discover the best of natural Ecuador!

All nature, all the time.


Land Cost

Starting at



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