bellavista cloud forest

Explore the Cloud Forest Biodiversity at Bellavista Reserve . . .

Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve occupies 700 hectares of protected forest between 1650 and 2350 meters in elevation. Trails through the reserve explore the huge diversity of bromeliades and orchids, as well as the incredibly diverse bird population (over 20% of the country's bird species can be found here!).

The accommodation is in the main lodge, a spacious and comfortable center from which to explore the wonders of the cloud forests. There are daily walks that explore the flora and fauna, hikes to magical waterfalls, night walks, and horse-back riding all included in this program!

Some of the highlights . . .

  • Unparalleled bird watching opportunities
  • Natural history walks
  • Early morning bird watching excursion
  • Great food at the lodge restaurant!
  • Night walks
  • Guided tours on horseback (optional)
  • Hikes to waterfalls

The course finishes on Friday after classes, and you can either return to Quito with your teacher or explore some of the small towns and other available activities in the area.

The mission of Bellavista is to create a space for active conservation of the cloud forest, as well as providing educational recreation and a space for contemplation for visitors from all over the world and for all ages. The reserve includes its own research station. There are many trails through the reserve allowing guests to explore on their own or with a guide the amazing biodiversity of this unique area.

Our Spanish students are also impressed by the tasty and varied cuisine on offer at Bellavista as well as the comfortable accommodation, either in dorm or individual rooms.

"A suberb opportunity for anybody interested in biology like myself to understand the ecology of the cloud forest from this comfortable lodge. My teacher JC was a great companion for the week aside from teaching me a lot more Spanish"

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