Cloud Forest Experience – Independent

Day 1: Quito

Your trip starts today in Quito with an airport arrival transfer. Your local guide will welcome you this evening at your hotel. Afterwards, you are free to go out and enjoy a dinner (optional) in one of Quito's many fantastic eating spots. Quito sits 2850 metres above sea level, under the towering Volcan Pichincha. It is a beautiful city – arguably one of the most beautiful in South America. The city stretches along the valley and is surrounded by the Andes. Quito is not only the capital of Ecuador, but it also has one of the most impressive and well-preserved Old Town areas amongst all the South American cities.

Day 2: Cloud Forest (Bellavista Lodge)

Today you are picked up from the hotel at approximately 6.30 am. Leaving Quito we descend a scenic mountain road with forested mountains and beautiful views. Reaching the turn to Bellavista, you climb to the top of the mountain, again with fabulous views, where Bellavista lodge is perched. Settle into your room, enjoy a special breakfast whilst admiring the hummingbirds. Then you are invited to join the first hike into the forest. After a tasty lunch, you can take a guided hike with a Bellavista naturalist, or explore on your own. A guided hike will acquaint you with the exuberant vegetation (orchids, bromeliads, ferns, trees, etc) of the cloud forest, its bird life, and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment. The evening is relaxed; we recommend you take time to admire the incredible variety of moths, many of which are unknown to science. Keep an eye out for night birds such as the common potoo.

Day 3: Cloud Forest/Quito

After a refreshing night’s sleep, an early morning bird hike in the serene morning light is well worthwhile. At approximately 8 am, our special Bellavista breakfast is served. Afterwards, perhaps explore on your own, or go with a guide to a waterfall! Every hike reveals something new even for those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the forest every day! Lunch is served at 1 pm. Afterwards you can choose to take a short hike or just relax and enjoy observing the activity of the hummingbirds in flight. You are then driven back to Quito for your final night. Arrival in Quito is expected between 5 pm and 5.30 pm.

Day 4: Quito

Your Independent Experience finishes after breakfast with a departure transfer to the airport. Alternatively, why not join another Independent Experience to the majestic Cotopaxi volcano on the Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Experience – PSCOX. 

Start date - End date Trip Status Price
01/OCT/2020 - 04/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
02/OCT/2020 - 05/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
03/OCT/2020 - 06/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
04/OCT/2020 - 07/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
05/OCT/2020 - 08/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
06/OCT/2020 - 09/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
07/OCT/2020 - 10/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
08/OCT/2020 - 11/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
09/OCT/2020 - 12/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
10/OCT/2020 - 13/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
11/OCT/2020 - 14/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
12/OCT/2020 - 15/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
13/OCT/2020 - 16/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
14/OCT/2020 - 17/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
15/OCT/2020 - 18/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
16/OCT/2020 - 19/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
17/OCT/2020 - 20/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
18/OCT/2020 - 21/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
19/OCT/2020 - 22/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
20/OCT/2020 - 23/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
21/OCT/2020 - 24/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
22/OCT/2020 - 25/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
23/OCT/2020 - 26/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
24/OCT/2020 - 27/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
25/OCT/2020 - 28/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
26/OCT/2020 - 29/OCT/2020 ORAU$2050
27/OCT/2020 - 30/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
28/OCT/2020 - 31/OCT/2020 ORAU$1955
29/OCT/2020 - 01/NOV/2020 ORAU$1955
30/OCT/2020 - 02/NOV/2020 ORAU$2050
31/OCT/2020 - 03/NOV/2020 ORAU$1955
01/NOV/2020 - 04/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
02/NOV/2020 - 05/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
03/NOV/2020 - 06/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
04/NOV/2020 - 07/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
05/NOV/2020 - 08/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
06/NOV/2020 - 09/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
07/NOV/2020 - 10/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
08/NOV/2020 - 11/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
09/NOV/2020 - 12/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
10/NOV/2020 - 13/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
11/NOV/2020 - 14/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
12/NOV/2020 - 15/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
13/NOV/2020 - 16/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
14/NOV/2020 - 17/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
15/NOV/2020 - 18/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
16/NOV/2020 - 19/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
17/NOV/2020 - 20/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
18/NOV/2020 - 21/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
19/NOV/2020 - 22/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
20/NOV/2020 - 23/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
21/NOV/2020 - 24/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
22/NOV/2020 - 25/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
23/NOV/2020 - 26/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
24/NOV/2020 - 27/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
25/NOV/2020 - 28/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
26/NOV/2020 - 29/NOV/2020 ORAU$1880
27/NOV/2020 - 30/NOV/2020 ORAU$1975
28/NOV/2020 - 01/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
29/NOV/2020 - 02/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
30/NOV/2020 - 03/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
01/DEC/2020 - 04/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
02/DEC/2020 - 05/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
03/DEC/2020 - 06/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
04/DEC/2020 - 07/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
05/DEC/2020 - 08/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
06/DEC/2020 - 09/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
07/DEC/2020 - 10/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
08/DEC/2020 - 11/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
09/DEC/2020 - 12/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
10/DEC/2020 - 13/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
11/DEC/2020 - 14/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
12/DEC/2020 - 15/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
13/DEC/2020 - 16/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
14/DEC/2020 - 17/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
15/DEC/2020 - 18/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
16/DEC/2020 - 19/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
17/DEC/2020 - 20/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
18/DEC/2020 - 21/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
19/DEC/2020 - 22/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
20/DEC/2020 - 23/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
21/DEC/2020 - 24/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
22/DEC/2020 - 25/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
23/DEC/2020 - 26/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
24/DEC/2020 - 27/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
25/DEC/2020 - 28/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
26/DEC/2020 - 29/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
27/DEC/2020 - 30/DEC/2020 ORAU$1880
28/DEC/2020 - 31/DEC/2020 ORAU$1975
29/DEC/2020 - 01/JAN/2021 ORAU$1880
30/DEC/2020 - 02/JAN/2021 ORAU$1975
31/DEC/2020 - 03/JAN/2021 ORAU$1880