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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito

Highlights
  • Explore the cloud forests of Mindo during this day trip from Quito
  • Stop on the way to Mindo to admire the beauty of the nature by visiting a Hummingbird Garden and going for a walk in the primary forest
  • Discover the amazing biodiversity, including a startling wealth of bird life, at the unique ecological reserve in Mindo Pick from among a range of activities including a waterfall hike, endemic orchids, and a visit to a chocolate factory
Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito
From US$ 108.00
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Departure with minimun 2 passengers. Small group excursions in private transportation and certified guide .Not lunch included in the cost.
From US$ 108.00
Private service + lunch
Enjoy of a private tour to Mindo Cloud Forest in a private transportation and a certified bilingual guide
From US$ 148.00
Overview
Discover the amazingly diverse wildlife and scenic beauty of the cloud forests of Mindo during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. This unique ecological area is known for having one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity anywhere on earth, including numerous exotic species of birds along with a wealth of fun attractions. During your excursion, you'll first stop by the Hummingbird Garden and walk into the forest to admire the beauty of this natural reserve before proceeding to Mindo. In Mindo, you can choose from among a range of optional activities (at your own expense), including a visit to a chocolate factory, an orchid garden tour, ziplining, a bird-watching trip with a local expert, and much more.
What to Expect
This tour starts early in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel or accommodation in central Quito and head to the northwest of the city. Admiring the landscape on the Andes Mountains we will make the first stop the visit the hummingbird Garden. A unique spot a local farm to see from 10 to 20 species of hummingbirds ( depending on the season or time of the day) and try local tropical fruits.  Be ready to walk for more than one hour into the cloud forest  which is well-known to support an exceptionally diverse biological community that includes numerous endemic species  plants or animals found nowhere else on earth. A series of beautiful streams and  waterfalls are found in the reserve.
Then, you will reach the Mindo Protected Reserve area (1,300 meters above sea level). Located northwest of Quito, this is one of the highest biodiversity places in the world, this area is also known as the birdwatcher’s paradise. Here you can enjoy of many unique activities which include zip line, rappelling, tubing, a chocolate factory  and much more (cost of these activities not included). Have a wonderful time enjoying of everything that this unique spot offers.

After a fun-filled day, you will return to Quito.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mindo Cloud Forest & Center of the World

Can customize your own trip. Very friendly and accomodating. Speaks excellent english. take one day to do the forest and world center on the equator and tyhen take most of a day for Quito downtown/old town.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Johnburkfisher
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Not a cloud forest tour with birds at the hours they take you!!

If you want to see any birds other than hummingbirds in someone's backyard, take a crack of dawn birder tour. Lesson learned for me. Our guide was very nice and competent but it was honestly a long van ride and a brutal hike to a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank Anonymous855
Dante G, Propietario at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Dear Customer, Thanks for your comment. It will help other visitors to know more about the activities and what we do and service. Mindo Cloud Forest is know because of the birds. Everybody knows that. If visitors want to see birds it must start around...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Fantastic tour!

I really enjoyed this tour. Francisco, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Since there were only 2 of us in the tour, he was very flexible and made sure we had time to do all the activities we wanted to do. We did a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Hira J
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hira, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We really appreciate it. We are happy you enjoyed the company and the shared knowledge of our guide Francisco! All the best... LA team

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Unforgettable Day!

Driver Gabriel & Guide Diego picked us up for a fun packed adventure in the Mindo Cloud Forest which included watching hummingbirds, rappelling down waterfalls, & touring & tasting at a chocolate factory. This was my husband & my first time rappelling and it was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Kathryn S
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kathryn, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to hear that you are to the fullest satisfied with our services and that our guide and driver, Diego & Gabriel, were excellent for you. All the best! LA team

Reviewed 20 March 2018
So glad I did it!

I had all day to kill before my 2am flight.So, I say Mindo!!! A lush, bio diversity of sheer beauty awaits.Green and more.See the butterfly garden,includes a small pond where fish swim,and white geese want to peck at you. .A special place for hummingbirds,see blue...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Florence A
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Florence, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Mindo day tour so much, this is a very beautiful place to visit in Ecuador. All the best for you! LA team

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