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Mindo full day adventure - Mindo tubing

Specially designed for people with interest in outdoor sports down Mindo river, 20 minutes ride.



Mindo full day tour - Mindo butterfly farm

Best butterfly breeding farm to learn the different stages of the butterfly metamorphosis and enough chance to enjoy its garden.


Mindo tour package - viewpoints

Early in the morning at the crater view to let you enjoy the views from up there before heading to Mindo.




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Welcome to Mindo Cloud Forest

VISIT THE SUBTLE BEAUTY OF the Western slopes of the Andes in Mindo Ecuador. Richard Hernandez is delighted to have you here amid to the  nature wonders, at one of the few nature refuges with high endemic species.


You will be amazed by the immense bird species (excellent for bird photography), orchids, butterflies, ferns, lash green vegetation and well marked trails for discovering the Cloudforest wonders. From easy to moderate hikes into the different cloudforest private reserves located only 52 kilometers ( 33 miles) northwest from Quito.




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Mindo weather

  • July through October are the busiest months for tourism.  Mindo will often be packed with quiteños who are looking for a nature getaway from the city life on weekends. The climate in Mindo is warmer and wetter than it is in Quito. Throughout the year, temperatures hang around 15ºC–24ºC (60ºF–75ºF). May through September are the driest months. Mindo has ATMs!

  • About Mindo Cloud Forest


    One of the most visited cloud forests in Ecuador is the natural Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve Protected Forest 19,537 hectares (48,267 acres), ranging from 1,400 to 4,720m with temperature from 6 to 22 centigrades. Hundreds of bird species (380 species) recorded here. The town of Mindo is approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Quito, you can visit here on a Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours Ecuador or stay overnight at one of the several confortable lodges in the town. Mindo has tourist attractions like tubing, orchids, butterfly gardens, bird tours, cable car, waterfalls. Easy access to different private reserves in the cloud forest area. Highly recommended for Nature Lovers.

    What to do in Mindo?

    In addition to birdwatching in Mindo, Mindo has many other activities to keep nature lovers occupied. The green, lush landscapes are punctuated by nature trails, freshwater rivers and waterfalls, which can be explored by foot ... read more