We were happy to have done a two day, one night package at the Cloud Forest. The staff and guides were very personable and nice and spoke wonderful English. Though it was the holiday season, the facility was not crowded and we were able to stay in the famous Dome above the dining hall. The room and view were lovely. I think it may be a bit loud if there were people staying above, but it was silent at night and the bed and accommodations were stellar. The only issue was the cold water in the shower even after letting it run for many minutes.
The food was hearty and typical of Ecuador (soup and meat and veggies) but I was also impressed that a fellow traveler needed wheat-free items and the kitchen was happy to accommodate.
The guides gave a good overview of the property upon arrival (and the transportation was on time and the van comfortable and full of great brochures and books on the area). We were able to use the trail map to explore the property on our own but the guided tour was also incredibly informational and thrilling. The trails are well-maintained and the access to rubber boots is great! Many opportunities for wonderful flora photos. Bring a good macro lens. Overall, a wonderful experience.More
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