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Treat yourself to a retreat in Mindo!

Choose from 6 unique & wonderful all-inclusive retreats in the Ecuadorian Andes that you can mix & match across your group: Retreats for Chocolate Lovers, Spanish Language, Birding, Relaxation, Cooking & Reunion Retreats (our base package).

These week-long retreats will all be offered over two weeks in February: 

  • Saturday, February 11 – Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Saturday, February 25 – Friday, March 3, 2023

If you have a group of six, you could all choose different activities for the week, while still enjoying all of your meals – and some activities – together. You are also welcome to sign up as a solo traveler – and we are thrilled to inform you that we don’t charge a single supplement for our retreats!

For more information, GET IN TOUCH however easiest for you.


Hello EarthTrekkers!

I’m writing to extend an invitation down to my second home in Mindo this winter. Through most of February and part of March, I’m going to be escaping winter for a little sun and warmth, hosting some retreats and other trips coming through my village – and I’d love you to join me!

My humble little retreat centre in Mindo, Ecuador, is set in a natural paradise alongside a rushing river high up in the Andes where the temperature is perfect all year round (22-24C). Mindo is one of the world’s top birding destinations — a “megadiverse” zone that is also on the map for its amazing butterflies, orchids, chocolate, waterfalls, and adrenaline sports. The safe little off-the-beaten-path village has so much to offer visitors (especially nature lovers), and yet is only two hours from Ecuador’s beautiful capital, Quito.

Over the 2nd and last weeks of February, I will be down in Mindo hosting six different types of retreats that you can mix-and-match across your group. What I mean by that is — one of your group members can be doing daily birding excursions while another is enjoying daily spa treatments, with a third learning how to speak Spanish and a fourth doing culinary lessons… and so on. Yet you stay together, dine together, and share lots of activities and other time.

From the moment we pick you up at the airport to the moment we drop you off again, every detail will be taken care of for you. All meals will be privately catered on site by my dear friend, Chef Tim. The various activities will be arranged around your timeline and energy level. And the rest you can simply leave up to me and my wonderful team down in Mindo to handle. I should mention that I only have room to fit 14 more people per week, so you may not want to leave booking too long. If you would like to be one of those 14, my personal promise is that I will show you the time of your life!  Check out those 6 all-inclusive retreat options below and get in touch to see if I still have space – noting I very much encourage you to come on your own – you’ll be in good company. Guaranteed.

Warm regards,



Treat yourself to a 7-day all-inclusive customized retreat in the Ecuadorean Andes. We will spoil you with meals catered to…
7 Days
Amazing birding!

Birding Retreat

$2999 $2699
This birding adventure will take you on daily expeditions into the megadiverse forests surrounding Mindo & the Choco Corridor with…
7 Days
Pure decadence!

Chocolate Retreat

$2499 $2249
Mindo is Ecuador's official "Route of Chocolate", and you are about to find out why! This particular retreat offers three…
7 Days

Cooking Retreat

$2499 $2249
Be prepared to have your taste buds wowed as our wonderful local friend, Chef Tim, teaches you some of the best…
7 Days
Si hablo español!

Learn Spanish Retreat

$2499 $2249
Learn how to speak Spanish in the lush natural surroundings of Mindo, a village in the Andes Mountains of Northern…
7 Days
Total pampering!

Relaxation Retreat

$2499 $2249
This retreat is all about getting you into a place of deep relaxation by immersing you in natural beauty, good…
7 Days