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Departs: Quito, Quito

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What's Included

Bilingual Guide

Entrance to the waterfall


Private transportation

What's Not Included

Admission to the butterfly farm $9

Alcoholic Beverages

Bird watching ticket $15

Canopy / Zip line $20

Chocolate Farm $10

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 90

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Mindo is a beautiful valley located 2 hours northwest of Quito, behind the Pacific slopes of the Pichincha volcano. This place has a lot of nature and adventure activities. We offer a good mixture of both to give you the best experience.

Once you arrive in Mindo´s cloud forest will visit a Butterfly farm and Hummingbird feeders, don´t forget your camera. The adventure continues with the Canopying with 13 zip lines of different lengths that range from 20 to 400 mts and with different characteristics for all adventure seekers of all ages. If you prefer another activity, we also have another option of trekking across the cloud forest to visit a waterfall and a ride in a “Tarabita” (Cable tram). After all these exciting activities will break for lunch. Afterwards will leave Mindo towards Quito but first will visit another special spot to view hummingbirds, butterflies and possibly we can spot some Tanagers and Toucans

8 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Mindo trip
Ph1J, 10-01-2023
Excellent trip; our guide, Pedro, was friendly and informative; scheduling was flexible throughout the day
Great Family Tour
Tara_P, 09-01-2023
The close up experience with the hummingbirds were amazing as were the views of the Pululahua and the Mindo valley from the unique cable car! Our guide accommodated all of our requests for the sights of the day and was very knowledgeable at every stop.
Magical Mindo
Peta P, 01-10-2022
This was a magical day that started with the drive to the Mindo highlands. Even though it took some time to clear the city for me this was awesome to see so much of what is culturally very different to Australia and have time to chat with my guide Luis and driver Jimmy about life in Ecuador. Our first stop was to visit hummingbirds which memory will stay with me - what magical creatures! I opted to take the walk around the trails with the owner and was treated to seeing so many other birds including toucans but also was delighted by the information given on the flora and being able to taste the fruits that the birds eat. More magic followed with butterflies, the cooling waters at the waterfall, the fun trip across with the tarabita, the wonderful traditional Ecuadorian lunch and finishing with the chocolate tour where from the first second you are hit in the face with the most incredible aromas. The day was truly made though by the company of Luis and Jimmy who were able to provide me not just with information but made the trip for a solo visitor comfortable and fun - the Queen karaoke on the drive back was awesome - thank you
Best experience thanks to Pedro!
278varung, 18-09-2022
This was by far the best experience I have ever had. Thank you Pedro for being so informative. We learned so much going on this experience with him. 5 stars go to him.
Amazing day in Mindo! Hummingbird highlight!
zo_h862, 01-08-2022
A brilliant day spent in Mindo!
Diego & Carolina picked us up at our hotel on time with a warm welcome and drove us to Mindo to experience a range of activities for the day! The drive was around 2.5hrs from Quito. Roads were not the best quality at some stages as expected in rural Ecuador so just keep this in mind if you are not a great traveler in the car.
Our first stop was to a small butterfly farm where we saw lots of different species and had the life cycle explained to us. We then went onto the bird watching place which was our absolute highlight of the day. We sat with nectar and fed dozens of hummingbirds by hand. An unforgettable experience and wonderful photo opportunities. We even saw a toucan fly past! The tour continued to the forest area where we were offered the opportunity to zip line however we passed on this and went on to the waterfall. We trekked down to the waterfall which was very beautiful! Many steps down but was achievable by most! Probably took around 45 mins each way to walk it. Take swimwear if you’d like to take a dip in the water at the bottom! There is a small pool / area there to enjoy. The day that we went was very warm and humid due to the lower altitude in the forest - we did regret not wearing shorts / lighter clothing so do consider this too! Next we stopped for some lunch at a local restaurant - our guides paid for us to try some local food! Final stop was to Yumbos chocolate where we learnt about Ecuadorian Cocoa and the chocolate making process. We tasted many varieties and had the chance to buy some too! Delicious! Highly recommend this day tour and our wonderful hosts for making our day so interesting and fun! We highly recommend booking this tour if visiting Quito!

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