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Ecuador-North-Andes-and-Cloud-forest - 5 Days


On your next Ecuador-Vacation, we recommend this trip for travelers who have a limited time frame, but at the same time would like to have a good sense of Ecuador ´s north highlands and its shoulder climate of Ecuador´s heaven the Mindo cloud forest. Also, visit the high paramo ecosystem inside the National Reserve Cayambe Coca and its hot springs, soak into the medicinal odorless, springs in one of the finest Ecuador´s spas in Papallacta.

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  • Visit the Unesco world heritage site "Quito Oldtown"
  • Visit the Mindo Cloudforest, the birdwatchers heaven.
  • Birdwatch for Humming Birds, tanagers, tucan, motmot, woodpecker etc.
  • Go for a moderate hike of 30 min or 1 hour
  • Taste the world´s best chocolate Quality
  • Visit the famous Otavalo Indian Market, the biggest in South America
  • Taste an exotic fruit at the town of Guayllabamba
  • Visit the Middle of the world and step on two hemispheres at a time
  • Eat at Ecuadorian food restaurants and more!
  • Last, visit the tundra-like ecosystem, "El Paramo" and soak into the medicinal volcanic origin hot springs (odorless), surrounded by the most amazing untouched landscapes at Papallacta.



Day 1
Travel, Airport Pick up and Transfer to Accommodation

One of our tour leaders will welcome you and pick you up at the Quito airport and transport you to your accommodation.

Day 2
Quito Oldtown n´ Equator

In the morning, you will be keen to stand on two hemispheres at the same time, visit the inhabited crater and finally visit the Unesco world heritage site for it´s well preserved, Quito Oldtown. With it´s facinating main, churches, convents and plazas full of locals and it´s everyday life. Then a visit to the “Panecillo”, Quito´s best lookout point.

Day 3
Mindo cloudforest and back to Quito

This morning you will head to the north west of Quito. At the cloud forest Mindo-Nambillo, you can find almost 600 species of birds in their habitat. Mindo´s clouforest is one of the most biodiverse places of flora and fauna. Due to it´s location near the Equator, and height above sea level. Wealth in regard to varieties of birds, butterflies, orchids and beautiful natural resorts in existing rivers and waterfalls. There-fore making the scenery perfect to enjoy what nature has to offer, go for a hike, relax drinking a cup of hot chocolate while you are explained how chocolate is processed and made or if you preffer practice adventure sports!

Day 4
Otavalo Quito Ecolodge

Early Morning you will depart towards the north of Quito, with two or three stops on the way to Otavalo Market, for tasting, lookout points, or visiting the Equator line.

Once at the Otavalo Market, you will have time for shopping and experience the culture of this well preserved indigenous community.

Then it will be time for lunch at one of the recommended restaurants

After lunch, you will head to a nearby community and waterfall called "Peguche", where you will go for a 10-minute walk before heading back to Quito.

Day 5
Papallacta & Airport Transfer

Get ready for your last day of traveling and encounter a unique andean ecosystem, "El Paramo" and its unique caracteristics, and soak into the medicinal hotsprings and relax, or just take a walk and enjoy the wisdom of nature. After lunch we will head back to Quito Airport and drop you there or if you like we can manage to drop you at a nearby accommodation in case you are extending your visit. The returning time this day to Quito is at 13:30 pm so you can count on this timing for further plans.

Get ready to fly back home, have your traveling documents ready. Farewell at the airport and wish you a safe trip back.

Price Includes:

  • 2 Airport transfers
  • 4 Nights standard accommodation (based on two people´s occupancy)
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 lunch
  • Transportation to and from all activities
  • Spanish/English speaking Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees to museums or attractions per itinerary

Price doesn´t include:

  • Airfares
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any extras or personal acquisition
  • additional attractions or rentals

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Price From USD$850/person
Total $ 850 USD

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 2 Max 8 people, the trip will be cancelled in case there is not at least two people comfirmed for this trip.
  • Quito-Quito
  • Standard
  • 2st and 4 Sunday of every month
  • Quito´s altitude 2850m (9348) Highest altitude for this trip 3115m (10212ft ft)
  • $425 This supplement will not be charged if there is more than one person joining the tour and the traveler accepts to share accommodation