The Mindo cloud forest is the pearl of a transition ecosystem where birds, amphybians, mammals, plants and trees have manage to live in a simbiotic state. Cloud forests are one of the rarests ecosystems in the world, and among the most endangered. This beautiful forest are defined by their nearly constant inmersion in a layer of clouds. Creating a unique cool wet climate for plants and animals living there. Cloud forests are known for their high biodiversity, an incredible number of plants and animals living in this ambience and many of them are current nowhere in the planet. Where plants grow in every inch of available space, and just as many animals out there trying to eat them.
Cotopaxi volcano is one of the most iconic and photographed volcanoes in South America, its the second highes active volcano. The meaning of Cotopaxi is the combination of two words Coto means neck and Paxi means moon in the Quichua (inca language), therefore, the translation would be “Neck of the Moon”. On a clear summer night, the moon seems to be seating on top of the crater, and looks like a human head and the snow looks like a neck and a poncho this is the reason why it is called, "Neck of the moon".