Mindo day trip from Quito
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
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).
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).
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).
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).
Amid this itinerary, you will enjoy a local lunch. Fried trout is the typical dish of the area. (Lunch not included).
17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)
Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.
End of tour
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
- Entrances: Hummingbird place(5usd), butterfly place (8usd), extreme activities
- Not specified costs
What to bring
- Thermal coat or waterproof sweater
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Insect repellent
- Bathing suit
- Extra clothes
We stopped a number of places we weren’t expecting to see which added to the experience, and we passed though the areas where Jessy and David were born and grew up, which made us realise how in touch with the local area they both were.
On top of all of this the views were stunning, and although it was a long day overall we felt the time passed by quickly with watching the landscape. Not to mention the waterfalls. I would also recommend the zip lining through the jungle!
If you are interested in not only seeing the beautiful views but hearing about the local area definitely choose this tour. We’ll be back!
Jimmy the driver is a very experienced South American driver familiar with the local flow and areas. He was consistently safe and efficient.
Highly recommend the tour! Be ready to hike!
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