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It's reading week, but you can read while having some fun traveling, right? Discover the tremendous biodiversity of the Amazon Basin during a stay in a jungle lodge and raft a level-3 river. Travel down the Avenue of Waterfalls and soak in the natural hot springs in Baños, a town that offers amazing night life and adrenaline sports like paragliding, zip lining, repelling, and more.  Watch wild horses run through Cotopaxi National Park as you mountain bike down one of

This birding adventure will take you on daily expeditions into the megadiverse forests surrounding Mindo & the Choco Corridor with friend and Birding Guide Danny leading the way - whose keen eye and tremendous field experience make him your ideal birding guide.

This herping adventure will take you on daily expeditions into the megadiverse forests surrounding the Mindo region & the Choco Corridor, where you will be guaranteed to see a variety of snakes, lizards and frogs, with the most experienced Field Herper Eric leading the way.

Be prepared to have your taste buds wowed as our wonderful local friend, Chef Tim, teaches you some of the best traditional dishes of Ecuador, as well as other international dishes and some fusion yumminess. Then there are all of the other parts of the experience of this retreat in this Andean mountain oasis. Pure pleasure for all of the senses.

Mindo is Ecuador's official "Route of Chocolate", and you are about to find out why! This particular retreat offers three unique chocolate tours, a visit to a few cacao plantations, two chocolate cooking classes, as well as a decadent chocolate massage. Our only next door neighbour is an amazing artisanal chocolate factory in case you need a fix between activities. The quality of the cacao will be sure to impress!

Enjoy two 90-minute sessions of yoga daily with only the sounds of birds and rushing water surrounding you. Our open-air studio right on site is free for your use the entire week between classes as well, during this all-inclusive fun, safe, decadent, sustainable, healthy, customized adventure for all the senses - made just for you. Lots of other adventure will be thrown in as well!

This retreat will take your woodworking skills to the next level, as you learn different techniques working on a variety of projects - all while enjoying wonderful Ecuadorian culture and the lush nature of the Mindo Valley. You may have a new definition of what 'hardwood' is by the end