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Hiking in the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

Bellavista Cloudforest

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Bellavista protects 1800 acres of endangered cloud forest on the western slopes of the Andes. Bordering the Choco bio-region, the forest is part of something that scientists refer to as a biodiversity "hotspot" - a place of extreme biodiversity in danger of extinction. Explore the miles of trails in Bellavista, passing by waterfalls, steep ravines, and thick gardens of hanging epiphytes in search of some of the 320 bird species recorded here. You'll learn more about the area's complex ecology, what Bellavista is doing to protect it, and about the endangered mammals such as the spectacled bear, mountain lion, Andean coati, and others that take refuge here.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Quito to Bellavista
Day 2 : Bellavista
Day 3 : Bellavista to Quito

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Hiking in the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve Meals are served in the common dining room at Bellavista Cloudforest Lodge near Mindo Beautiful Bellavista Cloudforest Bellavista Hummingbirds Queen of the Cloudforest Hiking in the cloud forest Relaxing with a cold beer and a book at Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve Bellavista Flowers

Day 1 Quito to Bellavista

An early morning drive takes you up though the highlands and into the cloudforest. Arrive at Bellavista just in time for a gourmet breakfast. After settling in to the lodge, you can enjoy the flurry of hummingbirds or take a hike on the varied trails through this tropical cloudforest.

Day 2 Bellavista

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a guided walk to learn about the fascinating birdlife and complex vegetation of the cloudforest or enjoy the trails on your own. Hike to Discovery Falls or visit the geodesic dome for a 360 degree view of the cloudforest. Spend the evening on a night walk in search of nocturnal creatures.

Day 3 Bellavista to Quito

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Spend the morning relaxing near the lodge or on an adventurous hike to a waterfall hidden deep in the forest. After lunch, it's back to Quito in time for an evening on the town!

Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

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$495

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Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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