Discover Ecuador’s amazing cloud forest. The greatest place for nature and adventure lovers. The best option is nearby Quito for families and friends! This is one of the7 best day trips from Quito!
Mindo’s highlights differ from other popular destinations in Ecuador. Gets swiped by the stunning natural attractions that surround it! Choose your favorite activities: adventure (long hikes, cascades, zip line, or horseback riding), fauna/flora sightseeing (bird watching, orchid garden, butterfly farm). chocolate and coffee tours and evening bird and frogs watching tours make it a great place to spend some time exploring before heading out to other destinations in Ecuador. A few days in Mindo give you enough time to see the sights and get to know the local wildlife and find some peace and quiet in contrast to the busy city´s life.
Your Full-day Trip to Mindo
Get stunning views of the Andes Mountains as you drive northwest to the unique Hummingbird Garden. See 15 to 20 different species of hummingbirds, depending on the season or time of the day, and try local tropical fruits. Take a 1- 2-hour walk into the cloud forest to admire the diverse flora and fauna up close. Look for endemic species of plants and some birds found nowhere else on earth as you encounter a series of beautiful waterfalls. Reach the protected Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve to experience the astonishing beauty of one of the highest biodiverse sites in the world. Avail of all the activities at your own expense, such as a zip line across the forest canopy, chocolate tour, tubing, or rappelling down rocks.
Duration: 10 hours Departure: 8:00 am
Private transportation SUV / VAN
Certified Spanish / English speaking guide.
Admission tickets: Hummingbird Garden and hike in the reserve.