Ecuador Cloud Forests

When you visit one of Ecuador's cloud forests, be sure to bring warm clothes, hiking boots, and a rain jacket! Clouds hover in and around the forests most of the year, supplying moisture to a bounty of plants and animals living below. It's great for wildlife, but you'll probably prefer to stay dry. Don't let the humidity fool you, this is one moist environment, and the temperature can be cooler as well.

Mindo Ecuador

Northern Sierra

Stay in a scenic lodge that allows you to wake up with fresh cups of hot, local coffee. Wander the grounds to admire hummingbirds and delicate orchids — all part of a complex ecosystem that you can only see in this humid rainforest.

Latacunga Ecuador

Central Sierra

509 acres of flora and fauna call this refuge home. Get in touch with the diversity this mountainous terrain offers — 150 varieties of bird live here year-round. 200 species of mammals and frogs also call the area home. As for plants, there is a whopping 6 miles of orchids to admire and ferns, epiphytes, and moss to explore.

Take a break from Latacunga's Spanish-Colonial architecture and open-air markets to get in touch with Ecuador’s wild side, and support a valuable endeavor at the same time.