There is one place that most Travel Agencies do  not offer yet, that is the Cloudforest of Northwest Quito, which includes Mindo, Pahuma, Yunguilla, Santa Lucia and the Maquipucuna Cloudforests. It is only 100 km far North west from Quito, a fascinating day trip full of orchids, bromelias, ferns, butterflies, lots of hummingbirds, waterfalls. For those interested in Nature this is a site that visitors should visit while they are in Quito. An ecosystem warmer and lower than Quito. There are arranged day trips to the area. Check for Mindo Cloud forest, Quito day trips and Maquipucuna Reserve in Quito attractions as an option away from the crowded and busy city of Quito.