Bellavista Cloud Forest
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After a flight back from the Galapagos, and an overnight in Quito, we were picked up for a 2 hour ride to the Cloud Forest outside of Quito. The Cloud Forest is considered a sub-tropical rain forest (because of the altitude) and is on the slopes of the Andes. It's at about 2300m and is a haven for hummingbirds (as well as all sorts of other birds) …
Throughout most of the night there had been noise making it difficult to sleep. So when it came to getting up at 06:00 it felt like we had not slept at all. Andrew during the night had called out a Doctor to look at his swollen knee to make sure it was not infected and would be okay.
It was a bit of a rush to get ready but we made it down …
5.45am wake up, walking gear on and waterproofs packed ready for our 6.30am pick-up! The drive takes around 1 1/2 hours, passing El Mitad del Mundo (equator line) to the cloud forest, but then another half hour up a windy bumpy track to get to the actual reserve. Immediately we see lots of hummingbirds enjoying the sugar syrup in the feeders. They' …
I just spent three days in an enchanted forest and no, Mistical is not mis-spelled because watching the the mists come down on the Mountains in the afternoon until you are engulfed in the cloud and the forest are definitely part of the magical experience I have had these past three days. Bellavista is about an hour and a half from Quito and is like …
Over xmas I stayed near Mindo Cloud forest where I saw many birds and on Xmas Day did a ziplining also called flying fox (12 ropes).
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