Begin your journey in the mystical Mashpi Cloud Forest, a unique ecosystem home to a fascinating assortment of rare and endemic wildlife species and delicious green jungle. Wind your way deep into the heart of this pristine ecosystem, where lush vegetation looms out of the blanketing mist. Surrounded by a myriad of wildlife species and flora, as well as, crashing waterfalls and winding rivers, this exceptional ecosystem is spellbinding. Awake early to catch the first rays of sunshine as they filter through the forest and spot the colorful birds as they begin to sing. Explore the many hidden forest trails, guided by your expert naturalist, as you discover the true magic of this sensational place in complete seclusion. Glide high above the forest canopy, take a refreshing swim through fresh waterfalls, and follow the nocturnal creatures through the night. An endless green land cloaked in mist, discover the living and breathing heart of this enchanting and captivating cloud forest.
Descending from the magic of Mashpi, continuing your journey south towards the bustling capital, Quito, the second-highest capital city in the world nestled amongst towering Andean peaks. Visit the rustic colonial Old Town and the Plaza Grande before climbing the large tower of the Basilica. Unearth the hidden treasures of Ecuadorian gastronomy, trying exotic fruits, fresh coastal food, and locally grown dark chocolate. Walk the equator line and learn how the ancient civilizations discovered its geographical significance. Discover how some of the best chocolate in the world is made in a private tour alongside a To’ak specialist.