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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 - 19h00

Medium activity

Pickup
07h00

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:

Pick Ups

Beginning

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

Pick Ups

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

Lunch

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

Lunch break

End of the tour

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

End of tour

End of the tour
Indications

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
Location
Travelers reviews
cathguii_
cathguii_
2024-01-16
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Buena opcion El recorrido fue bueno, el guia muy amigable. Lo mas importante es que podiamos quedarnos en cualquier punto para visitarlo mas a fondo y despues tomabamos el siguiente bus para seguir con el recorrido. No es tan buena idea ir los domingo porque algunos lugares estan cerrados aunque no tiene nada que ver con el recorrido del bus lo pueden tomar en cuenta.
Eric W
Eric W
2024-01-15
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Quilatoa Tour with Irene This is an absolutely amazing tour, partially because of the great Quilatoa lagoon and hike, but also because of our outstanding tour guide, Irene, who is extremely knowledgeable and fills the time with very satisfying facts about food, indigenous practices, indigenous language, etc. The visit to the indigenous household was mind alteringly beautiful and life affirming. What an exceptional day! The hike is very steep to Quilatoa, on the way back, but there’s a horse option if you are not up for it.
Yoany Andres A
Yoany Andres A
2024-01-15
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Tour a Cotopaxi Excelente acompañamiento y Guia para El Cotopaxi, acompañados por Irene la cual nos hizo muy agradable el tour, la alimentación estuvo deliciosa. En definitiva una excelente opción para conocer los lugares emblemáticos de Quito
Torch H
Torch H
2024-01-14
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One of the best tours I’ve been on. This was such a great experience and a great way to start our Ecuador trip. We had Adrian and Ivan as our guide and driver. They were so great. Adrian really took care of us and made sure we got great pictures before crowds and took us to many gems. We saw a waterfall and got to experience the indigenous people of Ecuador and their way of life. I’m so glad I took this tour. They really care about their guest and you see their passion about sharing their culture with visitors. I highly recommend this tour and if you can, get Adrian and Ivan.
Jesús D
Jesús D
2024-01-13
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Amazing opportunity! Amazing opportunity to merge with nature, disconnect yourself form the daily routine and start a new year full of cardio 🤣😉. Special thanks to our guide Jessy and our driver Jhon 🫰🏻 wouldn't have been the same without you guys!
Xudong G
Xudong G
2024-01-12
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Reached the highest point ever in my life Our guide is really nice and explained a lot of the nature and culture here. The trip to Cotopaxi is challenging but definitely worth it.
Trent R
Trent R
2024-01-12
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Amazing time Amazing sites seen and amazing tour guide Joseph! I would love to come back in the future to do more tours with them! I would definitely recommend this trip!
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
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Fun way to get acquainted with the city. It’s a fun way to acquaint with the city and has a live guide as opposed to a recording. The bus stops at all the important sightseeing stops with the option of picking the ones you want.
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
Verified
Fun filled day trip with multiple activities. Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide - it was a fun experience including visiting an indigenous family, an art gallery and a fun but tough hike down the crater. Weather was perfect and allowed an amazing view of the lake.
María Isabel P
María Isabel P
2024-01-10
Verified
Guía excepcional Nuestra guía fue Irene, fue increíble la experiencia con ella, sabe mucho de la cultura, del pasado y amplía la Informacion cuando se le preguntaba. Lo recomendamos mucho, gracias Irene.
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