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Reunion Retreat for Friends & Families

$749 per person

TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY – THERE IS TIME TO MAKE UP FOR!

It has been far too long since you’ve been together, so why not plan an extra special vacation together in a natural paradise. Enjoy quality catching up while creating new memories full of delicious food, and whatever experiences you want to add in, from adrenaline sports to different lessons to exploring one of the most biodiverse regions in the world!

GET BACK TOGETHER ON A FUN, SAFE, DECADENT, HEALTHY, CUSTOMIZED ADVENTURE IN NATURE IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES MADE JUST FOR YOU!

STARTING AT ONLY $749.00*

*Includes all taxes, all privately catered meals based on your group’s preferences and dietary requirements, private accommodations & private group airport transfers (everything but your international airfare and optional activities).
*Price based on 12 or more people (price for 8 – 12 people = $969.00 each & under 8 = $1189.00 each).
*Please inquire for shorter or longer stays, or to include other destinations in Ecuador.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN AREA*

*Please inquire for pricing of different activities, noting these are some of the local options:

~ Hike to different waterfalls & through incredible cloud forest trails
~ Add in a private class or two: Spanish, yoga, cooking, salsa dancing
~ Enjoy spa services right on site: deep tissue massage; chocolate massage; facial; manicure/pedicure
~ Choose from various guided nature expeditions to discover so much extreme biodiversity: birding, herping, orchids and more
~ Plant a tree as part of EarthTreks’ reforestation project & environmental legacy
~ Learn how to make chocolate at the artisanal chocolate factory next door or learn ancient Mayan ways and make it over a fire yourself (or both)
~ Visit a butterfly sanctuary, orchid gardens, a private nature reserve or do a coffee tour
~ Try something more adrenaline-filled, such as repelling through waterfalls, white water tubing, zip lining, bungee jumping, mountain biking or horseback riding (all of the above is available locally)
~ All in comfort & safety with good wifi and anything else you may need easily arranged!

SAFETY FIRST! ‣ Private accommodations ‣ Privately catered meals ‣ Independent activities ‣ Strict cleaning protocols ‣ Private airport transfers ‣ Independent excursions ‣ Just your family / friends

Retreat Highlights:

Reconnect with your group of friends and/or family in a completely private retreat created just for you in the lush natural surroundings of Mindo, Ecuador. Your week together will weave a combination of different daily activities that you pick out (see above “OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES”) along with three delicious meals catered just for you, served in the open air dining area beside the river that rushes by your accommodations. On top of the various activities listed above, there will be many different ways to enjoy your time here, including organizing day trips to other regions, shopping for souvenirs in one of the local shops, heading out on one of many nature trails in the region, or just reading a book in one of the many options of hammocks and sitting areas. This retreat will look very different for every group, whether with more of an educational theme, an active adrenaline theme, or just taking the time to relax and catch up with each other. Whatever you choose, we will make sure it is a wonderful week for all!

Retreat Details:

  • Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Dates: You pick (on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 18.
  • Activity level: there is a lot of activity that you may choose to have included in this trip. People of all abilities have enjoyed this exact itinerary. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to do the activities offered as options for this trip, we would be happy to discuss them by phone or email – just CONTACT US.
  • We want to make this the best experience possible for you, so be sure to let us know about any concerns you have or just as important, if you have a particular interest or passion – there may be the ability to add it into the itinerary for you.
  • PRICE: STARTING AT ONLY $749.00*

*INCLUDES TAXES, ALL PRIVATELY CATERED MEALS BASED ON YOUR TASTE & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS & PRIVATE GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS (EVERYTHING BUT YOUR INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE)

*Price based on 12 or more people (price for 10 – 12 people = $969.00 each & under 10 = $1189.00 each).

*Please inquire for shorter or longer stays, or to include other destinations in Ecuador.

*A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.

*The option of switching one person for another will need to be explored on a case-by-case basis.

About the Village of Mindo, its Climate and our Accommodations:               

Mindo is a small village of approximately 3,000 people, located in a valley in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes. This was the first Important Bird Area (IBA) established in all of South America, and has built its reputation as an ecotourism destination greatly upon its notoriety for excellent birding and biodiversity more broadly. There exists a tremendous amount of fresh water in the area, from a few major rivers to endless numbers of streams and waterfalls.

Mindo is a safe, small village that boasts what many describe as the ‘perfect climate’ – a subtropical climate that is warm year-found and rarely climbs above the mid-20s (C) or below the mid-teens (at night). The rainfall is significant, with precipitation throughout the year and an average annual rainfall of well over 2,000 mm, which is more highly concentrated during rainy season (January to May). The rain is quite predictable, however, generally not starting until mid to late afternoon, so it is easy to plan our daily activities around staying dry. Mindo is located in a cloud forest, and as such, is green and lush, offering the ideal climate for mosses, orchids, and ferns to thrive. As it is located right on the Equator (which we will cross a few times), the sun sets and rises just after 6:00 a.m. & p.m. all year round.

Because Mindo’s livelihood is centered on tourism, there exists an abundance of great souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, tourist activities, health services, ATMs, and a great pharmacy for anything you may have forgotten at home. There may be some closures as a result of the pandemic, so please inquire about specific activities of interest or otherwise.

Your retreat accommodations are at Alison’s home, Casa Canchupi, named after the river that rushes beside the property. The simple yet clean and comfortable lodgings are quite removed from the village’s hustle and bustle, even though it is only a short walk (just a few minutes) to the village’s central park. Wildlife abounds on the property, including varieties of hummingbirds at the feeders, different species of tanagers hanging out in the fruit trees, occasional Mountain Toucans, geckos, and a resident family of guatusas (beaver-like mammals with a tiny tail). The outdoor yoga studio is right on site, as well the outdoor restaurant where all of your catered meals will be served.  Everyone says the same thing about this place – ‘it’s a natural paradise’.

I welcome you to stay in home away from home in the natural paradise of Mindo, Ecuador – a cloud forest oasis located just two hours from the capital city of Quito, Ecuador. This will provide a wonderful way to catch up with each other again in both safety and comfort, while being spoiled with delicious food and planning experiences that are just right for every individual in your group.
Get in touch to start planning your sustainable, customized reunion retreat. Together I can work with your group to help build exactly what you want to see, do, eat, and experience, all catered to your exact group at no extra cost. Your only neighbours are the local artisanal chocolate factory and lots of birds! Get in touch however easiest, at your convenience.
~   Alison Braun,  Founder,   EarthTreks    alison@earthtreks.ca       705-999-1000
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Quito
  • Included
    Accommodations
    All Transportation/Transfers
    Meals (see itinerary)
  • Not Included
    Guides
    Personal Expenditures, Alcoholic Beverages
    Return International Airfare

Tour Location

Mindo, Ecuador is one of the top birding capitals of the world, surrounded by lush cloud forest, offering incredible biodiversity for nature lovers and solitude seekers alike!
About the Village of Mindo, its Climate and Your Accommodations: Mindo is a small village of approximately 3,000 people, located in a valley in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes. This was the first Important Bird Area (IBA) established in all of South America, and has built its reputation as an ecotourism destination greatly upon its notoriety for excellent birding and biodiversity more broadly. There exists a tremendous amount of fresh water in the area, from a few major rivers to endless numbers of streams and waterfalls. Mindo is a safe, small village that boasts what many describe as the ‘perfect climate’ – a subtropical climate that is warm year-found and rarely climbs above the mid-20s (C) or below the mid-teens (at night). The rainfall is significant, with precipitation throughout the year and an average annual rainfall of well over 2,000 mm, which is more highly concentrated during rainy season (January to May). The rain is quite predictable, however, generally not starting until mid to late afternoon, so it is easy to plan our daily activities around staying dry. Mindo is located in a cloud forest, and as such, is green and lush, offering the ideal climate for mosses, orchids, and ferns to thrive. As it is located right on the Equator (which we will cross a few times), the sun sets and rises just after 6:00 a.m. & p.m. all year round. Because Mindo’s livelihood is centered on tourism, there exists an abundance of great souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, tourist activities, health services, ATMs, and a great pharmacy for anything you may have forgotten at home. There may be some closures as a result of the pandemic, so please inquire about specific activities of interest or otherwise. Your retreat accommodations are at Alison’s home, Casa Canchupi, named after the river that rushes beside the property. The simple yet clean and comfortable lodgings are quite removed from the village’s hustle and bustle, even though it is only a short walk (just a few minutes) to the village’s central park. Wildlife abounds on the property, including varieties of hummingbirds at the feeders, different species of tanagers hanging out in the fruit trees, occasional Mountain Toucans, geckos, and a resident family of guatusas (beaver-like mammals with a tiny tail). The outdoor yoga studio is right on site, as well the outdoor restaurant where all of your catered meals will be served.  Everyone says the same thing about this place – ‘it’s paradise’.

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