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Why Visit Ecuador's Cloud Forest?

"The misty and wildlife rich region of Ecuador’s cloud forest harbours an astounding variety of bird life and other wildlife that is still being discovered."

Also known as the Choco region, the cloud forest area is located a couple of hours north west of Quito. The region comprises many different protected private reserves where scientific and conservation research is carried out. It is renown as a hotspot for birding enthusiasts as more than 500 species have been counted in the area including the striking Andean Cock of the Rock, multicoloured tanagers, toucans, trogons and hummingbirds to name just a few. Visitors on Ecuador adventure tours can discover the many streams, waterfalls, rivers, rapids and other endemic wildlife such as butterflies, frogs, bats, and even a rare spectacled bear if you are lucky!

Map of Ecuador's Cloud Forest

When is the Best Time to Visit Ecuador's Cloud Forest?

The Cloud Forest can be visited at any time of year. June until November are the driest months of the year, but due to the geography of the region you should expect rain on most days at any time of year. Migratory birds also pass through in February, which makes this month a good month for bird watching, even if it is quite wet.
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What are the Highlights of Ecuador's Cloud Forest?

The Cloud Forest region is an area of staggering bio-diversity with many activities for nature lovers. Below are our top highlights and best experiences in the area.
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Stunning Flowers
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Rare Species
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★ Catch a glimpse of the emblematic Andean Cock of the Rock

★ The best birdwatching in the country

★ Discover hidden waterfalls within the cloud forest

★ Take a guided nature trail to learn about the impressive ecosystem

★ Stay in a luxury cloud forest lodge

Explore These Destinations in Ecuador

Browse the incredible destinations we cover in Ecuador from the Cloud Forest, a bird watcher’s haven, to the Amazon jungle and the quaint colonial cities of Cuenca and Quito. In between you will find the legendary Avenue of Volcanoes, the unexplored coast and the cacao plantations of the south. Get in touch to start planning your tailor made tours in Ecuador!
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