Mindo day Tour

Visit the impressive cloud forest of Mindo. This beautiful area is located in the heart of the South American Andean-Chocó. You will see natural landscapes, and do cool activities surrounded by nature.

Every day

Full day
07h00 - 18h00

Medium activity


English and Spanish

What you'll do

We will leave Quito early in the morning and take the northwestern highway. A stop in Nanegalito is organized to buy something to eat. Try recommended local fruits. (food not included).

Prepare yourself for a full day itinerary that includes hiking and birdwatching. During this trip, we will do the following stops:



Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas)
How to get


Pick-up and drop-off in the 3 main areas:
Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande


First stop

The Hummingbird Reserve

On our way to Mindo, a stop in a secret garden with green landscapes inside the cloud forest is organized. Here, we will enjoy about birdwatching and nature. Cost of the entrance $5.00 (entrance not included).

First stop

Second stop

The Butterfly Sanctuary

Once in Mindo, you will learn about the different kind of species that exist in this diverse area of Ecuador. Moreover, you will be able to take pictures of them. Cost of the entrance $8.00 (entrance not included).

Tour Mindo Reserva del colibri

Second stop

Third stop

Mindo-Nambillo waterfall

First, have a stunning view of the cloud forest from a cable car. After this short ride, we will walk through a path towards the waterfall. Enjoy the walk surrounded by a dense forest. Cost of the entrance $5.00 (entrance is included).

Third stop

Fourth stop

Mindo chocolate local enterprise

Have a nice visit to a local place where you will taste natural products from Ecuadorian cacao fruit. Enjoy the mixture of flavors and learn more about the percentages of chocolates. (food not included).

Choclate Tour Mindo

Fourth stop

Lunch break


Amid this itinerary, you will enjoy a local lunch. Fried trout is the typical dish of the area. (Lunch not included).

Lunch break

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)

Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)

The Mindo day tour from Quito includes

  • Private touristic transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off from JW Marriot Hotel in Quito
  • Bilingual National Tour Guide
  • Guided activities:
  • Visit at the Hummingbird Reserve
  • Walk inside the Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Hike around Mindo
  • Nambillo forest and waterfall
  • Visit to a Mindo chocolate local enterprise
Not included
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Entrances: Hummingbird place(5usd), butterfly place (8usd), extreme activities
  • Not specified costs
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Thermal coat or waterproof sweater
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Binocular
  • Bathing suit
  • Extra clothes
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