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Mindo Cloud Forest

One of the most visited cloud forests in Ecuador is the natural Reserve Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest 14,170 hectares (35,000 acres), ranging from 1,400 to 4,778m. Hundreds of bird species (400 species) recorded here. The town approximately 2 hours drive from Quito, you can visit here on a day trip or stay overnight at one of the several confortable lodges in the town. Mindo has tourist attractions like tubing, orchids, butterfly gardens, cable car, waterfalls, accommodations for ecotravellers and access to different types of cloud forest. Highly recommended for Nature Lovers.

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  • Mindo Cloud Forest

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    One of the most visited cloud forests in Ecuador is the natural Reserve Mindo - Nambillo. Protected Forest 14.170 hectareas (35.000 acres).

    Mindo - hundreds of bird apecies
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    Mindo has an area of protected cloud forest nearby called the Bosque Protector Mindo - Nambillo.

    mindo cloud forest - birdwatching
  • Mindo Cloud Forest

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    Mindo has a tourist attractions like orchids, butterfly gardens, tubing, cable car, waterfalls.

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  • Mindo Cloud Forest

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    Specially trained guides introduce guests to the mysteries of the Cloud Forest, pointing out the unique flora and fauna and leading excursions along nature paths flanked by crystalline rivers.

    Mindo Adventure - waterfalls
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    This area of primary forest with an immense biodiversity also has some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world: orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens grow in abundance here.

    Mindo cloud forest - nature
  • Mindo Cloud Forest

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    This area of primary forest with an immense biodiversity also has some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world: orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens grow in abundance here.

    Mindo Cloud forest - beautiful butterfly
  • Mindo Cloud Forest

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    The region of Mindo is within the protected Mindo-Nambillo forest, located a short two-hour drive to the northwest of Quito. Mindo cloud forest has an incredible diversity of avian fauna, particularly hummingbirds, as well as butterflies.

    Mindo butterfly & orchids
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    Discover the mysteries of the Cloud forest, its unique flora and fauna. Visit el Pahuma Orquid Reserve and its “orchid botanical garden and hike on trails through lush, epiphyte-laden cloud forest, alongside, sparkling creeks”.

    Mindo outlook - bellavista cloud forest

 
 

 
Mindo Tours:

MINDO FULL DAY - PRIVATE TOUR
7:30 am
Pick up from your hotel in Quito
8:00 am
Visit to Pululahua crater (look out).
8:50 am
Arrival to Pahuma Orchid Reserve: one hour hike to Pacaya waterfall.
10:20 am
Mindo Loma balcony (1,780m above sea level), chance for photographs of hummingbirds.
11:30 am
Butterfly farm in Mindo town.
12:00 pm
Activities like: cable car (included).
13:00 pm
Lunch in Mindo town.
14:00 pm
We leave Mindo
15:30 pm
Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

Includes: Entrance fees, cable car, lunch, English speaking-naturalist guide/driver, 4WD ground transportation.
Not included: Drinks, gratuities.

MINDO FULL DAY ADVENTURE - PRIVATE TOUR
7:30 am
Pick up from your hotel in Quito
8:00 am
Visit to Pululahua crater (look out).
8:50 am
Arrival to Pahuma Orchid Reserve: one hour hike to Pacaya waterfall
11:00 am
Butterfly farm in Mindo town
11:30 pm
Activities like: tubbing and zip line.
13:00 pm
Lunch in Mindo town.
14:00 pm
We leave Mindo
15:30 pm
Arrive at the hotel

END OF SERVICES

Includes: Entrance fees, tubbing and zip line, lunch, English speaking-naturalist guide/driver, 4WD ground transportation.
Not included: Drinks, gratuities.

OVERNIGHT IN MINDO - PRIVATE TOUR
DAY 1 :

7:30 am
Pick up from your hotel in Quito
8:10 am
Pululahua crater view
9:00 am
Arrival to Pahuma Orchid Reserve: one hour hike to Pacaya waterfall
11:00 am
Mindo Loma balcony (1,780m above sea level), chance for photographs of hummingbirds.
12:10 am
Lunch in Mirador (look out) Río Blanco- hummingbirds view.
13:40 pm
Butterfly farm in Mindo town.
14:10 pm
Activities like: cable car (included) or tubbing/zip line (extra).
15:20 pm
Hotel check in (Mindo)
16:00 pm
Tour of the chocolate in Mindo (its process).
17:15 pm
Back to the Hotel in Mindo.
18:15 pm
Frogs' concert (night excursion) into the cloudforest.
19:30 pm
Dinner in Mindo town.
DAY 2 :
Western Andean Slopes
7:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am
Departure to Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve – drive through the “old road” from Quito to Mindo ecoroute of Quinde (only 12 km.)
9:30 am
Short walk (to see and learn about plants) and bird excursion in Bellavista Reserve.

12:00am

Lunch in Bellavista or similar.

13:00 pm

Departure to Quito - quick visit to equator line.

14:00pm

Equator line “Inty Ñan”site museum.

15:30am

Back to the hotel in Quito
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Includes: Night hotel, breakfast, lunch (2), entrance fees, cable car, 4WD ground transportation, English speaking-naturalist guide /driver. 
Not included: Dinner, zip line or tubbing, drinks, gratuities.



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Phone: (011-593-2) 2841039/ Mobile (011-593-9) 86193500 (from abroad)
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