Our destination is the small town of Mindo, 80 km (50 milles)
northwest of the capital city of Quito, located at 1250 m.a.s.l. (4125
f.a.s.l.). The main beauty of Mindo is natural, the protected forest
"Mindo Nambillo" of approximately 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of
mainly primary forest, is an ecological reserve that will allow you to
appreciate more than 170 species of orchids, 90 species of butterflies
and more 500 species of birds, and of course activities such as canopy,
tubing and hiking are possible surrounded by this natural environment.
Flora, wildlife and adventure awaits you in Mindo.
Quilotoa is the westernmost volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes, a
caldera with a diameter of almost 9 km has been formed inside its
crater. This is the product of the collapse of the volcano that occurred
about 800 years ago. Since then the caldera has accumulated a lake 250
meters (820 feet) deep.
The Laguna del Quilotoa is one of the 15 lagoons of volcanic origin appreciated as the most beautiful in the world. It is a beautiful emerald green lagoon where you can perform various sports such as hiking around the volcano, boat ride or kayak, you can also see mammals such as deer, wolfs, rabbits, foxes among others.
An ideal place for adventurous spirits like yours
Some say that the island is named because of the amount of
treasures buried by pirates in the 1700s. Being 50 kilometers from the
coast, the island shares most of the fauna and flora that you can find
in the Galapagos Islands . Its 1200 hectares house a wide variety of
birds, including blue boobies, hundreds of reptile and mammal species.
We will find an island surrounded by sea turtles, all kinds of corals
and schools of fish.
If wildlife, sun and sea are your thing, we have the ideal trip for you.
Great route and good hotels of various types along the way. Support by the company was excellent, I had an issue with any of the GPS applications locating the first hotel so Francisco arranged for a taxi to lead me to the hotel. Bryan also delivered a kidney belt that I had left behind at the office and led me to the next hotel. I rode 1300 miles and enjoyed every bit of it. Lots of different cultures and climates along the way. Highly recommend for any motorcycle riding enthusiast.