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Wildlife and nature holiday in Mindo Ecuador

Valley of Mindo Ecuador Walking, birding and excursions at Pachijal.
Here below we list some of the activities you can do during your stay at our Eco Resort. Some of them inside the Reserve, the rest with excursions in the area of Mindo.
There are other things one can do -and it comes so natural, believe me!- Like relaxing, reading, writing, meditating, sightseeing and…more.
NO CONDUCTED WALKS
You don’t need to enter the forest to walk, you can go to the Lloma Grande (High Hill) following a trail that remains on the border of the trees, almost all the time.. And once on the top…what a great place to rest!
You can walk along the road that crosses the Reserve (is a private road) and even if You aren’t a birdwatcher the sound and number of birds You’ll hear and see will astonish You.
If You would like to have a walk in the forest on Your own You can follow the Small Ring trail or the Fall one. Here you may have a shower below the falls or a bath in the natural pool. if You chose the right moment. And on the way back You could see the nest of the Cock-of-the-Rock, or meet hundreds of blooming orchids or bromelias and much more. The only thing required is… ears and eyes well opened.
CONDUCTED WALKS
If you are going to stay with us two or three days, a good basic program could be to have a daily walk along one of the trails. Sandro, our local guide, will follow you. He was born here and knows the Forest quite well.
And if You need something more specific or scientific we could aggregate a licensed guide, naturalist or birdwather.
HORSE RIDING
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Path winds along the Reserve, on the edge of the wood , with glades , scrubs and breathtaking… views. You can go alone, in a group with or without a guide. Our horses are a bit lazy and so You don’t need to be a professional rider
VISIT AT THE VILLAGE OF MINDO
It could be an interesting way to spend some hours, expecially if you don’t go there in the week-end, when the tourist atmosphere sometimes is a bit too noisy. During the week is better for me, recalls latin american novels.
You can have a look at the Butterfly Garden, you can walk along the Mindo River to birdwatch or…simply watching., perhaps sitting outside a bar.
You can have a Filet cooked on the rock by el Chef or have a cocktail prepared by the Nomada. The baker, one of the leaders of the struggle against oil companies which intended to destroy the area some years ago, cooks exquisite croissants.
The youngest could do some tubing, they call this way descending the Mindo River inside a inner tube…
VISIT AT THE CEREMONIAL SITE OF TULIPE
Tulipe is half of hour by car from our Reserve.
For Yumbos, the people living here before the arrival of Spaniards and subsequent extinction, this was a very important Ceremonial site. Actually Tulipe is managed by the community and a guide with good knowledge of the history of Yumbos is available,
One can see Tolas -regular hills which were observing points and where the Cacique lived- and el Petrogrifo, a rochy incision. And even go to have a bath below a nice fall in the forest.
In the village of Las Tola several small shops selling handcrafts from natural products -seeds, bamboo, tagua, etc.
VISIT AT THE LEK OF THE COCK-OF-THE-ROCK
At the bottom of this page a photo.
The Lek is the place where, early in the morning, the males meet to sing and show their beauty to females. It’s such an old story…
Very interesting but for people that appreciates to wake up early, 4 o’clock in the morning, maybe a bit earlier…

VISIT AT YANACOCHA RESERVE
VISIT AT ECOROUTE PASEO DEL QUINDE
VISIT AT BIRD SANCTUARY OF MILPE
VISIT AT BIRD SANCTUARY OF RIO SILANCHE
Prices per person - Options
Double room - 45 USD + 12% VAT
Triple or quadruple room - 35 USD + 12% VATChildren up to 12 pay 50%
Single room 20% more than double one.
The prices above INCLUDE:
Lodging
Breakfast
Reserve entrance
Local guide
Horseback riding
Room service Shuttle from bus stop to Reserve and back, for those without a car
10% service
OPTIONS -to pay-
Guide for bus transfer from/to Quito
Transport from/to Quito with private car
Bird watching or Naturalist licensed guide
Meals
Shuttle from/to village of Mindo
Excursions outside the Reserve (Yanacocha, Old Road to Nono, Milpe, Rio Silanche. Lek Cock-of-the-Rock, Tulipe, Mindo)
Environmental Education seminarsThe following will be charged on a consume basis
Alcoholics
Drinks and snacks apart from meals
Laundry service
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