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Itinerary

DAY 1 - FIRST VENTURE IN THE NATURAL RESERVE

  • Hike through the forest into the natural reserve (2h)

  • Lunch

  • Walk in the orchid garden (1h)

  • Exploring the research projects

  • Dinner and evening walk

  • Rest

DAY 2 - FORESTS, WATERFALLS, AND MUSIC

  • Breakfast

  • Hike to three waterfalls (3h) 

  • The ritual of breeding the cock-of-the-rock bird (5h)

  • Lunch box

  • Experiencing the milling of Panela (sugarcane) (1h)

  • Baking the Quimbolito cake

  • Dinner and music night

  • Rest

DAY 3 - FOLLOWING THE TRAILS OF THE YUMBO

  • Breakfast

  • Walking on the pre-Inca trails of the Yumbo (3h)

  • Observing the traces of Pumas and other animals

  • A small snack at the foot of the waterfall

  • Lunch and goodbye

  • Hike downhill through the forest to the entrance of the reserve (1h30)

What's included

  • Pick-up service from the meeting point for both arrival and departure

  • Entrance to the natural reserve

  • Mule to transport the luggage uphill

  • Guide for each day

  • Food (All meals are included)

  • Accommodation in private cabin (with private bathrooms)

  • Hiking equipment (gumboots)

  • National taxes

Exclusions

  • Insurance

  • Drinks and/or additional meals

  • Tips

Please note

  • There is no electricity

  • There is no direct access with the car

  • The itineraries can be subject to change for various reasons such as weather, the interest of the traveler, etc

What to pack

  • Comfortable and warm clothing

  • Raincoat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Flashlight

  • Battery charger

Meeting point

Parque Central, Nanegal

Cancellation policy

Strict:
More than 30 days before: 100%
Between 30 and 7 days: 50%
Less than 7 days before: 0%

 
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Three days of daydreaming in the paradise of orchids and hummingbirds

Three days of daydreaming in the paradise of orchids and hummingbirds

3 Days, 2 Nights  |  Moderate  |  Pichincha, Ecuador  |  Private cabin

Do you need to get away from the city sounds? Completely surround yourself with nature? Then this is the ideal place for you! In the 700 hectares of the cloud forest, of which a large majority is still preserved the primeval forest, you will disconnect from the busy world and live a few relaxing days.


The activities will take you on extraordinary hikes to beautiful waterfalls, rivers and along with more than 300 different types of orchids. While hiking you will have the opportunity to listen to a symphony of more than 390 species of birds and other animals, no matter if it is during the daytime or at night. Here you will also get the opportunity to talk to biologists who are currently engaged in monitoring the numbers of bears, pumas and other large mammals.
 

At the end of the day, you can rest in beautiful cabins and discover the dreaminess of being surrounded by nature.