Day One - Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito Lodge, overnight lodging San Jorge/Quito
Day Two - Visit Quito Botanical Gardens. Here, you will find every possible plant species in Ecuador, and will be guided through wetlands, cloud forest, high-altitude Andean moorlands and dry forest alive with a profusion of tropical flowers and buzzing hummingbirds. More than 1,200 orchid species and a number of hybrids are exhibited in “crystal Palaces” inside the Botanical Gardens. Return to San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito (High Barren Plains) for lunch and to walk the gardens and search for natural orchids at the reserve. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals.
Day Three - Visit El Pahuma Orchid Reserve (Upper Cloud Forest) a 1,500 acre cloud forest wonderland. Observe the plantings of hundreds of native species of orchids, aroids, bromeliads, ferns and shrubs interspersed within the trees. Continue on to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest) and explore the gardens and pristine trails looking for tropical orchids. Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Four - Visit Mindo to view natural orchids to view orchids in the lower altitudes. Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals (Dine at The Bromeliad Forest Restaurant at the reserve.
Day Five - Natural Orchids at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Upper Tropical Rainforest) observation of subtropical orchids in natural habitat and tropical birds. Visit up to 6 sacred waterfalls that were worshipped by the Yumbo Tribe for purifications 1,500 years B.C. Later afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito. Overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals (Lunch at The Orchid Paradise Cliff Restaurant located at the reserve)
Day Six - AM airport transfer
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