“The Cloud Forest” of Mindo is a protected area with approximately 19,000 acres that has many wonders inside its dense and unique montane forest. A paradise for bird lovers, the Ecuadorian cloud forest is home to more than 400 species of birds, as well as 60 different species of butterflies and 170 species of orchids.

The Andean cloud forest will fill you with wonder and each of our selected properties are committed contributors to sustainability and conservation efforts through eco-tourism activities, so your stay in the area is sure to be unforgettable as well as meaningful.


The Cloudforest

See the cloud forest with us, enjoy the evergreen lush subtropical forest, hike the Mindo Nanvillo reserve or explore the newly-established Mashpi protected forest reserve. Head to Mindo village to watch birds swoop above the mossy cliffs or check in at Mashpi Lodge, listed as one of the “Unique Lodges of The World” by National Geographic Expeditions. Don’t forget to bring a pair of binoculars to get up close and personal with nature.

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