Located in the upper cloud forest, Mindo is known for its natural beauty. Observe butterflies, orchids and hummingbirds as well as enjoy nature trails, tubing, ziplines and waterfalls.
Enjoy one of the best beaches in Ecuador. Visit this quiet town and other small towns like it just a short walk down the beach from your accommodations.
Arrive in Quito
Arrive in Quito and travel to your hotel.
Butterfly Farm visit at Mindo
Admire the changing landscape as mountains give way to the cloud forest as you travel east toward the beach. Along the way make a visit to the famous butterfly farm of Mindo. Additional sights, such as the orchid farm or tubing on the river (not included in cost of trip), can also be enjoyed during this stop. Continue to your hotel on the beach and relax before dinner.
Days 3-5 are days to relax at the beach!
Visit the quaint town of Tonsupa and soak up the sun on one of the best beaches in Ecuador. Each day you can enjoy a prearranged outing of your choice: parasailing, whale watching boat tour, blue footed booby island boat tour, tidal pool tour.
Mitad del Mundo
Travel back toward the city mid-morning and spend the afternoon at the Equator. Visit the ‘Middle of the World’ monument and see exhibitions of Ecuadorian culture. Shop local artisans and take home a souvenir. Return to your hotel after dinner.
DepartTransportation will be provided to take you to the airport. For those with an evening flight, additional sightseeing of Quito can be arranged upon request.