Cloud Forest Tour & Local Community Exchange

Cloud Forest Tour & Local Community Exchange

5 Days / 4 Nights Cloud Forest Tour & Local Community Exchange

Included in Tour:

  • 4 nights lodging at Casa Divina Lodge, 1 night at Cloud Forest Community Home Stay.
  • All transportation starting with Quito hotel transfer on day 1 and Quito hotel return on day 5.
  • All meals starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 5.
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local, licensed, English-speaking naturalist guide.
  • Purified drinking water.
  • Activity insurance provided by SabinaTour Operator.

Not included in Tour

  • Beverages at dinner
  • Tips
  • Extra activities

9.00am

Quito hotel pick up – descend down into the cloud forest from the Andes. Stop at the Inti Ñan Solar Museum.

Arrive at Casa Divina Lodge. Check in and in-house lunch.

2.00pm

You will meet your guide after lunch and head down to a hands-on tour at a local artisan chocolate factory, followed by a visit to nearby feeders for some hummingbird and tanager observation.

7.00pm

Dinner and lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

6-8.00am

Optional early morning birdwatching on the observation deck. Breakfast at Casa Divina and continue on to the beautiful Río Bravo Reserve for a waterfall hike. Swimming, hiking and photo opportunities. Walking through the cloud forest there are many opportunities to see tropical orchids and birds in their natural habitat.

Lunch at Río Bravo Reserve. Afternoon arrival at Casa Divina Lodge.

7:00pmDinner and lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

8.00am

Breakfast at Casa Divina Lodge followed by a short walk to the Cloud Forest Chair Lift. See the cloud forest canopy from above while riding in a chair lift that will take you to the Cable Car & Waterfall Sanctuary Reserve.

Picnic Lunch included. Hiking, swimming and photography opportunities.

Free Afternoon in the town of Mindo or down time at the lodge.

7:00pm

Dinner and lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

8.00am

Breakfast at Casa Divina Lodge followed by a walk along the Mindo River to Mariposas de Mindo Butterfly Farm. Continue on to the refreshing and exciting activity of tubing down the Mindo River. A great way to see the riparian zone!

In-House Lunch at Casa Divina Lodge. Check out.

2:00pm

Transportation to Yunguilla Community about 1 hour from Mindo.

Arrival at Yunguilla with a welcome session that introduces the community’s different projects and organizations. Tonight’s accommodations are in the homes of the local families who are motivated to share their community life-style and receive guests with open arms.

Dinner and lodging with host family.

Optional cow-milking activity with host family before breakfast.

8.00am

Traditional breakfast with homestay family followed by a hike on the culuncos trail (ancient trails used historically for trade and presently for tourism).

Lunch prepared with local foods at Tahuallullo community-owned farm, followed by a tour of the small artisan jam, dairy and handicrafts factories. Last stop is at the community store where all the artisan products are available to the public.

After a last walk through the community it is time to say goodbye to beautiful Yunguilla and the homestay family.

In-House Lunch at Casa Divina Lodge. Check out.

4:00pm

Depart for Quito hotel or next destination. End of tour.