Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve & Lodge – Tandayapa, Ecuador
Less than 1 hour 45 minutes from the heart of Quito city, or 1 hour from the Mitad Del Mundo Equator monument.
Bellavista is a private reserve of 700 hectares, at the top of the famed Tandayapa Valley, near Mindo, in an area that has won the highest 24 hour bird count in 2006, 2007, and 2008 in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Americas. Bellavista is a dream come true, not just for us, but for every nature lover and bird-watcher whose imagination is stimulated by the idea of a Cloud Forest.
Started by a Colombo – British couple, Gloria and Richard, in 1991, what was initially a 55 hectare reserve has now become a certified ecolodge with a 700 hectare private reserve, the land owned by Gloria and Richard and a handful of like-minded conservationists.
For anyone who seeks to immerse him or her self in its mysteries, soak in its vast views, anyone who wants to discover its rare and endemic birds, orchids and other species, anyone who wants to discover true peace and wild places, anyone who loves forests, there are few places like it so easily accessible! Bromeliads and orchids, hummingbirds and tanagers, toucans and antpittas, all vie for our attention, and could keep any dedicated naturalist enthused for a lifetime of observation.
Add to that the sense of adventure hiking the forest trails, or deep adventure hiking up streams to reach hidden waterfalls… and you have the ingredients for a travel experience about which famed photographer Tui De Roy has said… I will return to Bellavista again and again, because I know that here I will always find sheer magic.
Activities: Short hikes, birdwatching, wildlife and natue viewing.
Age range: 1 yr – active 60’s.
Trip Style: Soft adventure.
Package Type: All-inclusive.
Start Date: Every day (minimum 2 pax)
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|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Bilingual naturalist guides for all activities.
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Expenses not specified in the program.
Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Tips & Extras.