Cloud Forest Retreat

Disconnect from the stress of everyday life and bond with nature in the cloud forest.

Absorbed in nature you will find new life experiences, which are the perfect combination for physical, mental and spiritual well-being, such as pure water, air, physical exercise, sunlight, pleasant rest, temperance and spirituality.

 

Being located in the foothills of the western mountain range, the hot equatorial air from the Pacific hits the steep slopes of the Andes, rises and bathes with the humidity of the mountains and the clouds forming the pre-montane cloud forest.

 

Here the rays of the sun are able to penetrate more deeply, combined with the humidity of the environment, generates a rich diversity of animal and plant life, making it the home of animals and plants unknown in other parts of the world.


Notes:
– Please check with one of our trusted travel advisors for solo traveller prices.

3 Days
3+ Age
  • Destination

  • Included

    24/7 Assistance
    English Speaking Guides
    Services as described
  • Not Included

    Domestic Flights
    International Flights
    Personal expenses
    Services not described
    Tips
    Transportation
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: Hello Cloud Forest & Inheritance Of The Yumbos

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Quito and start driving north-west to the lodge. Strategically located half an hour from the Masphi - Amagusa Reserve and 15 minutes from the Guanábana Community whose inhabitants will accompany you and guide you through the activities. Upon arrival, you will learn with the guide-farmer the customs and knowledge of their ancestors, the use of tools of the field experiencing planting of cassava or other tubers grown in the area. Discover the utilities and benefits of plants medicinals from the garden and savor the fruits seasonal organic products taken directly from tree among them tangerines, oranges, soursop, guavas, arazá, borojó, arazá, guabas, lemon, mandarin, limes, canes, star apple, bananas etc. Further, you will know how to peel and chop the sugar cane. Afterwards, find calm, cleanse your body and free your mind, just let yourself be pampered. Coming from a stressful daily life, you will find silence and recreation in the spa where you will receive the best that nature has to offer. Meals included: Lunch & Dinner Hotel: Piripe Wellness Lodge - subject to availability Type of service: Private & Shared
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Day 2: Waterfall Excursion & Secrets And Night Voices

Gear up! Be prepared with boots, hats and canes to start the walk towards our Piripe waterfall. This picturesque route passes through fruit trees, forest and a privileged panoramic view of the area. The trail of medium difficulty will take you under guayabales until you reach the natural jacuzzi under a waterfall wrapped in a magical environment of trees and rocks. There's nothing like a refreshing bath full of natural energy at the end of quite a hike. Later on, you will head back to the lodge for some rest after your achievement. In the late afternoon, you will depart for dinner in the forest amid mist. Your senses will be awakened to discover the amazing forest nightlife. During the walk you will observe how the forest fairies sleep, you will listen to the serenades of the crickets, traversing the trail of fireflies, when the magical inhabitants of the night come out, like the Mashpi frog, the rain frogs or the glass frog. Enjoy these wonderful moments that will unite you with nature for a sensory and magnificent experience. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel: Piripe Wellness Lodge - subject to availability Type of service: Shared
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Day 3: Mashpi Bird Paradise & Farewell

This is your last day of your retreat. You will wake up early in the morning and feel the magic of the forest and its elements in the Mashpi - Amagusa Ecological Reserve. This zone with high biodiversity is an ideal place to observe the largest number of endemic birds in the Andean choco. In this bird sanctuary you will see about 22 endemic species such as the Tanager Green or Emerald Tanager, Indigo Hummingbird, among others. Back to the lodge, your driver will be expecting you to drive you back to Quito. Meals included: Breakfast Type of service: Private
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