Private Tour to Mindo Cloud Forest & Adventure

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From $140.00

7 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is a magical excursion trough the Cloud Forest just 1 hour and half away from Quito , where you will switch the streets and traffic of Quito to the sounds of the forest and its peace . This is a perfect tour for people who is looking for a short break surrounded by birds , orchids and waterfalls. We invite you to explore with us this unique site of Ecuador!!!!

What's Included

All Sightseeing mentioned in Program

Certified English / Spanish Speaking Guide

Chocolate Tour

Private transportation

Waterfalls Sanctuary

What's Not Included

Butterflies , Orchids and Hummingbirds Farm usd 6 per person

Chocolate Entrace Fee usd 10 pp



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 20
  • ADULT: Age: 21 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 85

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

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

This Tour starts driving through the Western Andes with a great stop at the bird’s viewpoint.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
After we will continue to Mindo and the Waterfalls Sanctuary. You can decide how far you want to explore it with our guide (this is a large complex of several waterfalls, that depending of your physical conditions, it is possible to visit up to 5 in a roll or simply walk a little bet around, take a short cable car ride and visit one of the nicest ones).

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mariposas de Mindo
Then we will return to Mindo town (at this point you can choose as optional EXTRA to do tubbing at Mindo River.
If not we will stop in Mindo to have lunch in one of the local restaurants, after this you will get to know more about Butterflies, Orchids and the famous hummingbirds at the Farm in town.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Finally ,you will visit the Chocolate farm, where you will learn the entire process before chocolate brownie will go to your mouth. Then drive back to Quito city and drop off at your hotel.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Great day at Mindo
Philip_H, 09-11-2021
We had a great time with our guide Renato, who was both very knowledgable and adjusted the details of our tour regarding our wishes. We did a beautiful hike to a waterfall in the cloud forrest, saw the mariposarium and lots of hummingbirds. In addition to that, we visited a local chocolate manufacturer, where we had an interesting tour. All in all a great day for us!
A day beyond expectations
Jet614054, 13-02-2020
We just returned from a day tour to Mindo Cloud Forest with our guide Estevan. It was a wonderful well spent day. Estevan was a great guide, prompt to pick us up in the morning and very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna in the Cloud forest and friendly. As we chatted during the drive to Mindo Estevan listened to our interests and tailored the day to what we wanted to see and do. We hiked to all the waterfalls, visited the butterfly and hummingbird sanctuary and visited the chocolate factory. On our way home Estevan added in a driving tour of North Quito and a stop for ice cream. Thank you Estevan for a fun adventure!
Just amazing
chenry999, 28-10-2019
Alejandro took us on a private day trip from Quito to the Mindo Cloud Forest in early October and it was just fantastic from beginning to end: Alejandro is professional, punctual, friendly, a wealth of information, speaks perfect English and was a joy to be with all day. The actual tour to Mindo was organised perfectly and was tailored to our wants/needs - he was flexible and the day was wonderfully diverse, from a walk to a waterfall to a chocolate museum, hummingbirds, orchids and butterflies, to a gorgeous lunch spot and even a stop on the equatorial museum on the way home. I cannot recommend Alejandro or this tour highly enough!
Amazing day out in spite of less than ideal external circumstances
CheerfullyKJ, 20-10-2019
This is really a two-part review. First, the experience in general: This was a fantastic way to see some highlights of Ecuador outside of Quito. Alejandro tailored the trip to my preferences and interests. He also knowledgeably answered my constant stream of questions. Hiking through the jungle was lovely, and there were a lot of examples of what my houseplants would look like at 10 times the size. The other highlight for me was the chocolate factory, which was fascinating (and delicious).

Next, here’s how things changed from just “well that was a great day out” to “I’m naming my firstborn child Alejandro.” While I was enjoying the peace and beauty of the cloud forest, Quito was becoming the center of political unrest due to the government ending fuel subsidies. Protests shut the city down, with transportation at a standstill. (Don’t let this put you off of visiting Ecuador— hopefully it will all be a distant memory soon.) By the time we were finishing up at the chocolate factory, word was trickling in that some of the roads in and out of Quito were closed due to blockades put up by the protesters. Alejandro made the (as it turns out correct and very smart) call to not try the main roads back, lest we get stuck. Instead, he took dirt backroads ~50 miles through the jungle. He promised me he would get me back to my hotel safely one way or another, and I completely believed him. He drove safely and confidently through rough roads and villages, and, bless him, he kept giving me interesting tour guide facts along the way. I felt safe and comfortable, in spite of the circumstances, and I trusted him absolutely. I kept thinking that the drive reminded me of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland. We didn’t know what the roads would be like once we got into Quito, but he picked a route through particular neighborhoods that he correctly predicted would be less impacted by the trouble. I was worried about how he would get home himself, but he repeated that it just mattered to get me to my hotel, and that he could walk home if needed. He kept his word, and I was safely delivered back to my hotel, where we said our goodbyes, even though “bye, thanks!” Felt totally insufficient after what we’d just gone through together.

I would highly recommend this tour and Alejandro, and I will be looking into his longer tours for future trips. Not many guides can make a government-declared state of emergency feel like a day out at Disneyland.
Very positive, Alejandro was an excellent guide, accurate, friendly
Judit G, 19-08-2019
See above. In every aspect, Alejandro complied with our special request on pick up and drop location. I can call him as a well trained naturalist, and an enthusiastic Ecuadorian, giving all possible information on Ecuador.

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