Bellavista Cloud Forest & Middle of the World

Adventure lovers will enjoy this escape from Quito. Setting off early from Quito, you’ll head to the Bellavista cloud forest in the foothills of the Andes, home to a vast variety of humming birds. After breakfast you’ll hike through the forest to learn about the flora and fauna in the area. On the way back you’ll visit the Intiñan Museum on the equator and get the chance to stand with one foot in either hemisphere.


This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Lunch
· All entrance fees
· Private transportation
 

This tour does not includes

· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein
 

Made-to-Measure Travel

This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for a visit to Quito and the northern Andes. But keep in mind:

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your needs, tastes, time frame and budget
  • Every aspect of the itinerary can be modified, from the accommodation to the activities

Highlights

Bellavista Cloud Forest
About two hours outside Quito on the north-western slopes of the Andes you’ll find yourself in a cloud forest, filled with hiking trails, waterfalls, orchids and humming birds. It was established as a reserve in 1991 by a British/Colombian couple in the Tandayapa Valley.
Middle of the World
If you’ve always wanted to tick a visit to the middle of the world, known as la Mitad del Mundo, off your bucket list, then a visit to the equatorial line is a must. The area attracts crowds of visitors to visit the painted line (the actual equator is 250 yards away due to a mix-up in the 1700s) and assorted attractions, which include the Intiñan Museum, the true location of the middle of the world at 0º. The true importance of the monument lies in the fact that Charles Marie de la Condamine’s findings proved that the world bulges at the equator and is not perfectly round, as was once believed.

 

Rates

Tour type # passengers Price (per person)
Private 1 $205
Private 2 $105
Private 3 $68
Private 4-6 $80
Private 7-11 $50
Private 12-26 $30