Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Private Full-Day Nature Tour to the Mindo Cloudforest

Tour Highlights:
- Spot hummingbirds, butterflies, and orchids at the Butterfly and Hummingbird Sanctuary
- Go chocolate tasting and learn how it is made at the Chocolate Museum.
- Jump aboard a cable-car for an exciting ride and beautiful views above the cloud forest (cable car ticket not included)
- Trek to the beautiful waterfalls in Mindo where you can take a quick dip.

- 8:00 am - pick-up from your hotel
- 10:30 am - Arrival to Mindo
- Butterfly and Hummingbird Sanctuary visit
- Lunch (not included)
- Chocolate Museum visit
- Waterfall trek (optional)
- Cable Car to Canopy (optional)
- Coffee at my favorite coffee house (optional)
- Return to Quito with optional ice-cream stop (optional)
- Additional activities like canyoning, zipline, tubing, etc (not included)

What's Included

Bilingual Certified Guide

Butterfly Santuary Entrance + Chocolate Tour Entrance

Pick-up and drop off at hotel or accommodation

Private transportation

Travel Pack (bottled water and snacks)

What's Not Included

Extra activities not described on itinerary


Personal expenses

Tips for the guide

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Mariposas de Mindo
Butterfly Garden-

See more than 1000 colorful butterflies floating around you.

Observation Tower and deck

Spot hummingbirds and nature from atop a bamboo tower and observation deck.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Trek along the cloud forest, hop on a cable car, take in some amazing sites, spot amazing wildlife and take in beautiful crystal clear waterfalls.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

In the town of Mindo you will have lunch, explore the town, and take a tour of a chocolate company where you will learn how cocoa is grown, harvested and prepared. You will also have a chocolate tasting.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Three for one
margaretwesterhof, 12-03-2022
This was a fun day trip. It was three events all in one day. We left super early since it takes a few hours to get there. The butterflies were wonderful. Picking them up and learning more about them. Then we went to the cable cars. I was hoping to hike around but it started to pour. So the only waterfalls we got to see was on the drive there. The cable car was nice to be in the clouds and see things from that vantage point. Then lunch at a local restaurant. it was a large meal where the beer was the same price as the water. This was followed by the Chocolate tour. We learned how it was made from bean to bar. We got to taste a dozen different favours including raw beans fresh from the fruit. Then the drive back. It was a long but good day. We saw so much. Our guide that day spoke some english and we made it work and joked at lunch. We even saw the clean up of a mud slide and got stuck in traffic for it.
ngfarin, 27-07-2021
Amazing day with tons to see and do! Andres was very helpful and accommodating! We enjoyed the whole experience!
This Place was Humming!!!!
kdheim, 09-09-2019
What an amazing day!! The drive was beautiful and you can choose how you would like to spend the day. We opted for a visit to a local home to see hummingbirds of various sizes and colors - definitely more exotic than what we see in California. We went to another home to see birds native to the area. Such bright, beautiful colors. We then chose to go zip lining- $8.00 for 3 lines was an amazing deal and the views did not disappoint. We hiked to a waterfall, had a delicious lunch in a small town and headed home - truly a great experience!! Do take cash, small bills are preferred.

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