Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour from Quito

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From $140.36

2 reviews   (4.50)

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Ecuador cloud forest is one of the top ten biodiversity hotspots on earth and a dream come true for bird and nature lovers. Countless different species of hummingbirds, other birds, and orchids thrive in this amazing ecosystem. Visitors to the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve can hike, try trappelling, go tubing or ride a mountain bike on one of the many great trails available through the reserve. All these activities offer a whole new dimension and are very popular with tourists.

What's Included

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Private Tour

Professional guide


What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Dress code is sport clothes
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Adult pricing applies to children
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Early in the morning heading north-west from Quito, our guide will comment on the attractions we see in the landscape and that are left behind until we get to the cloud forest conservation project of the Choco Andino and one of its protected reserves in which, we will have a short tour to observe more than 30 species of hummingbirds and a great variety of birds in their natural habitat, here we will have the opportunity to enjoy nature, relax and take the best pictures of landscapes and birds.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

We advance along the road until we reach Mindo, our adventure begins with the journey in tarabita that will take us to the deep cloud forest, so called because most of the year is covered by fog that originates in the western mountain range and is one of the reasons for its biological richness and megadiversity.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
When we reach the other end we will walk through the forest until we reach the Nambillo Waterfall, perfect place to enjoy nature and take the best pictures, At the end, our transport will be waiting for you to return to the village where our guide will recommend places and give you the necessary time for lunch. Then we will walk among butterflies and finally, we will visit the orchid with tickets included. In the afternoon return to Quito and our guide will drop you off at your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Zauberhafte informative und abenteurlicheTour in den Nebelwald.
tusilagofarfara, 18-09-2020
Wir sind morgens an unsere Adresse pünktlich abgeholt worden. Die Fahrt durch die Abwechslungsreiche Landschaft war fantastisch. Kompliment an den Fahrer: sehr angenehme Fahrweise! Unsere Führerin Andrea ging auf alle usere Wünsche ein. Sie versorgte uns außerdem mit viel Imput. Sehr spannend. Wir haben eine Kollibri Station besucht. Zauberhaft! Gleich dabei haben wir eine kleine unf feine Kaffeplantage besichtigt. Super guten Kaffee! Dann ging es richtig in den Nebelwald. Über eine Seilbahn gelangten wir in ein wunderschönes Wandergebiet mit vielen Wasserfällen. Am Nachmitteg haben wir an einer Schmetterlingstation gehalten. Auch das super interessant. Zum Abschluss gab es ein leckeres Mittagessen in Mindo. Wir kamen geflasht und glücklich wieder in Quito an.
Omar, our guide was excellent. He...
ERWIN_H, 27-01-2017

Omar, our guide was excellent. He explained aspects of our tour with patience and professionalism. However, my wife and I are in our upper 70s, so we decided to forego the long hiking part of the tour, and Omar rearranged our schedule accordingly. Instead of the long hike, we spent our time at a place to observe hummingbirds, a butterfly sanctuary, and an orchid exhibit. The hummingbird observatory was extraordinary, and a fantastic place to take pictures. The butterfly and orchid exhibits were nothing special the botanic garden in Quito is much better for orchids, and we have better butterfly exhibits in the U.S. My wife also went on a really interesting chocolate making tour in Mindo, and the town of Mindo is quite charming. Still, we had to pay separate entrance fees for each of the exhibits, and for people like we, who can't do the long hike, those fees should have been included as part of the package.

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