Have questions? We're here.
Cloudforest in Ecuador

Bellavista Cloudforest

Example 3 Day Tour
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Ecuador trip. 1.406.541.2677
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert Ask a Question
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

Places Visited


Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Cloudforest in Ecuador River in Mindo, Ecuador Cloudforest in Ecuador Rufous tailed hummingbird in the cloudforest in Ecuador Cloudforest in Ecuador Cloudforest in Ecuador Cloudforest in Ecuador Andean Emerald Hummingbird in the cloudforest in Ecuador

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

Per person starting at


Select a Date


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


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

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
Payment & Cancellation Policies
Change & customize to make it yours.
Erin Correia
Erin C

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
Chat Now
I could not be happier with my Adventure Life experience, from beginning to end. I travel a lot, and I think your company and personnel do an outstanding job. I truly appreciate your professionalism, attentiveness, and flexibility. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company and would be happy to serve as a reference.
Constance Block

When to Go

Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

Popular Add-ons

Ecuador Travel Links

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons

Awards and Accolades

All News