Join us at cloudforest adventure, Intag, Ecuador, in the beautiful Andes for the adventure holiday of a lifetime. This is your chance to experience life in a peaceful and remote Andean community – the perfect location for travellers who prefer to get off the beaten track.

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A Cloud Forest adventure includes

  • Great hiking towards and into the pristine jungle of one of the world’s least explored Nature Reserves (Cotacachi-Cayapas, 600,000 acres) which has the highest number of endemic species in the world.  Altiplano (highland) treks in the beautiful Piñan lakes area.    
  •  Free guided forest tours on our farm (and further afield), treks with spectacular views of volcanoes, highlands and jungles. Good bird-watching (toucan barbet, two species of Guan, two species of trogon, quetzal, plate-billed mountain toucan, cock-of-the-rock etc).  Pristine waterfall and river bathing.  Harvest, prepare and eat a wide range of local fruit and vegetables.
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation, with wifi.
  • A chance to experience rural Ecuadorian traditions and to meet local people: Sub-tropical and temperate organic farming, coffee production, basket weaving,  traditional sugar cane  and avocado production - all at our cloud forest farm, or within a short (3 mile) taxi-truck  ride to our sub-tropical farm (which belongs to Patricia's Mum, Doña Rosa Maria). In short, we offer an active experience, authentic and  fun for all ages.
  • No malaria or dengue fever in this area, and no SICCA ( zika) syndrome or Lymes disease.  The jungle here is temperate cloud forest and upper montane (typical daytime temperature 23 celsius at the upper farm, and 28 celsius at the sub-tropical farm)- a beautiful  and healthy eco-system.
  • We also organise visits to local attractions such as Cuicocha lake,  Nangulvi geo-thermal baths, and Wariman pre-colombian sacred temple and museum. 
  • For those who'd like to reach out to local people, we offer teaching, farmwork and conservation volunteer placements in Intag (Cuellaje parish).   
  • Suitable for people who like nature, and who feel fine with farm animals such as horses, cows and guinea pigs.  Not suitable for those who require an urban environment. 
  •  From august 2022, our cabins are  closed for 5 years, while I work as parish president, and we have teamed-up with the Río Lindo coffee lodge to offer coffee tours in Cuellaje parish, and guided treks to the Piñan Lakes area. Janet, Kevin and Kirk Narum,   Please do get in touch with Janet and her sons, whatsapp at +593 96 917 8932,  and it's also fine to contact me at or via whatsapp (+593 988461692) with any questions. 
Cloud Forest caters for individuals or groups from 1 to 10 people.  We also cater for larger groups who wish to camp in tents.

Price per person:  $20 per day  - includes all accommodation and 3 first-rate mainly organic, home-produced meals, and free tours/demonstrations/excursions within our farms (about 200 acres in total); excludes overnight camping trips to wilderness areas,  and  birding , exploring , or horseriding excursions when requested outside of our farms, (where usually there is a small extra cost to pay for a guide and sometimes a mule to carry camping equipment).

We’ll come and accompany you to our farm - cost price pick-up service from Quito airport and city centre, or from Otavalo or Mindo.  We can also arrange first-rate and friendly accomodation for you in Quito, including tours of the city, with our good friends Chari Agea and Felix Castaneda.  Chari is an acupuncturist, Felix a flute musician with the orchestra of Andean instruments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ecuador!