El Refugio de Intag Cloud Forest Exploration

3- Day Itinerary

Ecuador’s super-diverse cloud forest, home to 15-17% of the planet’s plant species, and almost 20% of its birds, is a haven for those who love the natural treasures our planet. Visit the ancient trees and tremendous rivers – and all the creatures who live among them – with a stay at El Refugio Intag Cloud Forest Lodge, a rustic reserve at 6,000 feet surrounded by extraordinary wildlife. The lodge is located two hours from Hacienda Cusin along gentle roads passing by magnificent scenery.

Full accommodation: $75 per person per day.
3-seat taxi – 1-way – 2 hours on simple roads with magnificent scenery.
From $50. Minimum 2 guests.

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9 am., depart Cusin. Travel via Cotacachi to 11,000 feet. Several ecosystems make this journey an adventure in itself. Lunch on arrival. Explore this mountain retreat’s forest. Dinner. Night walk, spotting extraordinary nocturnal creatures and listening to the bewitching sounds of the forest.


Exploration and bird-watching in the peaceful forest, cloaked by mist.


Return to Cusin, where cosy log fires, splendid dinners and in-room massages await.

For more information about El Refugio de Intag Cloud Forest, visit their website.

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