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Take a one, two or three day guided tour of Mindo

Ecuador - Visit the Mindo Cloudforest with an Overnight at the Arasha Resort

Day 1: Birding in Ecuador - Departing from Quito in the morning from your hotel and drive North West of Quito in the direction of MAQUIPUCUNA - an eco-reserve located in the cloud forest near Mindo. Take a hike in the forest here with your guide to spot the wildlife and the vast variety of birds that occupy this area of Ecuador. After a two hour hike, enjoy lunch at a countryside style inn. Then continue on, driving north through the rain forest, arriving for an afternoon check-in at the resort of Arasha. The resort at Arasha is considered, one of the most beautiful resort spas in South America and winner of international awards.

Bird found in the Mindo Rainforest of Ecuador

Day 2: There are a variety of different activities offered in ARASHA such as walks in the forest, bird watching tours, a workshop at the chocolate factory, and visits to the nearby waterfalls. Also included: nocturnal tour of the secondary forest with torches, birding from the mirador, wild orchid guided tour to the River Caoni and much more. Here too is the chocolate factory - an opportunity to learn first hand how chocolate was discovered and manufactured from the local Cacao tree and the fruit it bears. There is also an artisan factory -making earrings, rings, and much more!

Day 3: Departure with your guide and driver from Arasha Resort at approximately 11:00 AM and arrive for lunch at a most unique spot in the cloud forest, Bella Vista -, up in the hills and surrounded by hundreds of hummingbirds. In the late afternoon, return to Quito but not before first taking a stop at the Equator and the Equatorial Monument to visit the most interesting museum ( INTI NAN ), where you will learn a lot about the equator and all the facts applicable to it.

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INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation with english speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • Two nights at Arasha Resort and large variety of daily activities

Travelers lodgings at the Arasha Resort near Mindo, Ecuador

Chef and cuisine at the Arasha Resort in the Mindo area of Ecuador

 

Guided Tours at Arasha Resort

  • Working with organic vegetables and fruits
  • Workshop on exotic fruits and the benefits of natural juice blends
  • Workshop and study on medicinal plants
  • A tour of Macallares and the primary forest
  • A tour with torches at night to study the secondary forest
  • Birdwatching from the Mirador
  • A tour of waterfalls and lagoons
  • Guided tour of the wild orchids near the River Caoni
  • Make y chocolate in the Chocolate Factory
  • Design your own jewelry in the Artisan Factory
  • A workshop arranging exotic flowers

Not Included :

  • Soft or alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Any treatment in the SPA
  • Any other activities not mentioned above
  • Personal Expenses

On Your Own at Arasha:

  • Spring Fed Pool
  • Jacuzzi in the "Gruta Cave"
  • Hummingbird Farm & Sanctuary
  • Karaoke for the Family!
  • Sangay Theatre (Eco-educational & Classical films)
  • White sand beaches along the Negrito Creek
  • Fish for your dinner!

Main office at the resort of Arasha located in the Mindo Cloudforest of Ecuador

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