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Mindo Cloud Forest (Private tour)

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Includes this and other experiences
Location Quito, Ecuador
Location Pifo, Ecuador
$399.00
Participants For 2 people
Overview
Mystic and magical Mindo Cloud Forest. Immerse yourself into a thickly wooded environment. Cloud Forest is located on the edge of the Andes. Just 60 miles away from the Quito city. Do one of the best day trips from Quito. Travel on semi-private tours. Enjoy the subtropical climate in the evergreen forest. This sector is within the 10 most important ecosystems on earth. Visit the Hummingbirds' paradise a nature spot, perfect to do birdwatching and see the White-necked Jacobin, Golden olive Woodpecker, Purple-throated Woodstar, Golden Tanager among others. Have fun in the ziplining station crossing from one mountain to another one above the greenwoods. Walk through narrow paths covered with giant tree ferns. Visit the waterfall route and do swimming in crystalline ponds. Fly over the cloud forest in a tarabita or cable car. Explore the Mariposario. Make and taste the best Mindo chocolate.
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 9 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Airport or hotel pick up
  • A Naturalist Guide/Driver (English or Spanish-speaking)
  • Choose the activities you would like to do
  • Ziplining $10 pp (2 cables) or chocolate tour
  • Entrance fees: Hummingbird garden $5 pp, Waterfall Santuary $ 5pp.
  • Travel Insurance and lunch
  • Quito
    We will leave Quito early in the morning towards the northwest. We will cross the populated area north of Quito. After 65 minutes of travel, we will stop at the Alambi or San Tadeo reserve. We will pass through different ecosystems until we reach the cloud forest. In Mindo, the highest daytime temperatures are around 19 °C / 62° F.
  • Alambi is a private reserve full of playful hummingbirds and other bird species. The reserve is located at the lower part of the Tandayapa valley at 4,900feet. This place is dreamy and perfect for taking pictures or filming the hummingbird flying on a slow-motion video. One of the experiences of this place is that you can feed the hummingbirds by holding a feeder and they will approach you with complete confidence. If you are lucky, we can find other species of birds such as the Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Oropendolas or Tanagers, Quetzals. Occasionally, they visit this place. Not far from this place, you can see a coffee plantation.
  • Lepidoptera or butterflies. These insects throughout their lives undergo a series of complex transformations known as metamorphosis, in which the embryo, larva, pupa and imago phases occur. You can witness this wonderful event in the Mariposario de Mindo. A garden full of these multicolored beings. The color factory is a greenhouse, where you can walk among butterflies and even feed them. An ideal place for nature lovers. Children will be fascinated with this activity in the cloud forest.
  • Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
    Waterfall sanctuary is the best experience in Mindo. Cascades are located within a pristine protected forest in Mindo Highlands. We will take the "Tarabita" (Cable car powered by a car machine). The cable car will be the beginning of our adventure. We will cross over from one slope to another one, covering a distance of approximately 500 meters. From the cable car, we will observe the beautiful of the humid and warm Cloud Forest, cover by a dense and green vegetation of trees and plants of different sizes. Walk along by trails that will lead us to a series of waterfalls, starting from the smallest one until we reach the largest waterfall where visitors can enjoy a swim or dive in the refreshing and clear waters. The hike is about 2.5 km / 1,5 miles, on irregular terrain, where there are downhills and uphills. The activity is intended for children, adults and senior people. You do not need to have special training, although you should have a little experience in medium-distance walks.
  • Mindo
    Besides, Mindo offers activities such as: Zipline which consists cross over 3 different cabes in the cloud forest. Another option, travellers can visit the butterfly spot, where you can observe the butterfly metamorphosis. You can also see the entire process that cocoa takes before becoming chocolate bars and see other derivative products that can be obtained from this fruit. If you love water sports, a great option is tubing. Tubing consists of getting on a series of inner tubes tied together and descending 3 km on the river. The suggested activities will be coordinated by our Guide, according to the available time or passengers' expectations. Finally, Transfer back to Quito.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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    Mindo Cloud Forest (Private tour)

    Part of Dream Wedding gift box
    Includes this and other experiences
    Location Quito, Ecuador
    Location Pifo, Ecuador
    $399.00
    Participants For 2 people

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