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The National Protected Forest Mindo Nambillo has 22000 hectares belongs to our Ecuadorian Protected Areas. Mindo Cloud forest has an average of 35 hummingbird species recorded.

 

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Yanacocha Reserve - Mindo day tour

Ask Richard Hernandez for a visit to one of the most incredible private reserves near Quito, only 30 minutes ! Have a great hike while you learn about the ecosystem.

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Richard Hernandez and Dave Sapienza at the Cloud forest

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What You Can Expect:

 

Our tours are exclusively environmental education. People in search of other interests that are not ecotourism, we strictly reject it.


Located just 2-hours drive (90km/56miles) from Quito is Mindo town with almost 3000 people.

We during the tour to Mindo, we do stop in different visitor sites till we arrive to Mindo town for:

ecological cloudforest hikes/walks excursions,bird feeders, butterfly garden, cable car, zip line

according with your choosen Mindo itinerary or customized Mindo tour.


The tour is focus on nature and how this incredible hot spot Works on the slopes of the Andes,

unique according with Bird life international, Audubon society and many others like a bird Paradise.
For focusing only on birds (bird tours) please le us know in order to bring the spotting scope.


In a day tour we could probably expect to see near 25 species of birds, dozens of orchids,frogs

and many butterflies. By the other hand in a Mindo Adventure tour we focus on enjoying doing zip line,

water tubing, canyoning or mountain bike tour.


On the way back we drive straight to Quito with an strategical stop for the use of the banio facilities

and depends of the type of tour with the Equator line.


Important Mindo Tour information:


Pick up / drop off

from your hotel in Quito city


Departure Time
7:15am


Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, English/Spanish licensed naturalist tour guide

  • Transportation from/to Quito (from your hotel in Quito) in a private vehicle, local taxes.

Exclusions: Tips, drinks.

 

Additional Mindo Information:

 

  • - Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of contacting, there is always availability!

  • - Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • - An easy to  moderate amount of walking is involved, it depends of the type of tour you desire.

  • - A black and white copy of you current valid passport is required on the day of travel

  • - Suggested equipment: sunglasses and sun-cream, water, camera, hiking or just shoes

    with good grip, insect repellent, camouflage colors to dress (blue, brown, green but not white),

    binoculars and walking stick (if it is possible), hat, light rain jacket.

 

 

06 DIFFERENT KIND OF Mindo FULL DAY Tours

 

 

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CLASSIC MINDO FULL DAY TOUR  - Private tour

 

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

07:45 am

Crater look out.

08:50 am

Mindo orchids

10:20 am

Hummingbirds.

11:30 am

Butterflies.

12:00 pm

Gondola ride - tarabita

13:00 pm

Lunch.

14:00 pm

We leave Mindo - Equator line!

15:00 pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY HIKING & BIRDS "Private tour"

 

7:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

8:00 am

Crater look out

8:50 am

Orchid Reserve: 1 and 1/2 hour hike (moderate) , waterfall.

10:20 am

Hummingbirds.

11:30 am

... more birds.

12:00 pm

Lunch.

13:00 pm

Birdwatching (bigger birds)

14:00 pm

We leave Mindo Cloud forest

15:30 pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY ADVENTURE - "Private tour"

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06:45 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

09:00 am

Mindo Canyoning.

11:45 am

Water tubing.

12:45 pm

Lunch.

14:15 pm

Mindo Zip Line.

15:20 pm

We leave Mindo.

16:00 pm

Equator line!

17:00 pm

Arrive to your hotel in Quito.

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY HIKING  "Private tour" * avid hikers - off the beaten path

 

04:30 am

05:30 AM pick up from your hotel in Mindo or 04:30 AM pick up from your hotel in Quito. We have a hike to see the andean cock of the rock bird lek. FOR LATER STARTING (NO COCK OF THE ROCK BIRD)

 

07:45 am

Breakfast

08:30 am

4 and 1/2 hour hike (moderate – a bit difficult). Small waterfall, some water cascades in pristine and primary forest at 1100 meters above the sea level.

13:15 pm

Lunch.

14:15 pm

(1 hour moderate hike)

17:00 pm

Back to the hotel in Quito by 17:00 PM or back to your Mindo hotel by 15:15 PM.

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT TOUR IN MINDO TOWN- "Private tour" 

 

DAY 1 :

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

07:45 am

Crater look out.

09:00 am

Orchid Reserve.

11:00 am

Hummingbirds.

12:10 am

Lunch.

13:40 pm

Butterflies.

14:10 pm

Gondola ride - tarabita or zip line or water tubing

15:20 pm

Lodge check in (at Mindo). Accommodations (cabins) with breakfast included and wi fi, hot water, private bath.

 

 

17:15 pm

Back to the Lodge in Mindo.

18:15 pm

Frogs (night excursion)

19:30 pm

Dinner in Mindo town.

DAY 2 :

 

Western Andean Slopes

 

07:00 am

Breakfast or early breakfast.

08:00 am

Departure to visit a Cloudforest Reserve.

09:30 am

Easy walk (to look for and learn about plants) and bird excursion in the Reserve.

12:00pm

Lunch.

13:00 pm

Departure to Quito - quick visit to the equator line.

14:00pm

Equator line “Inty Ñan”site museum.

15:00pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

 

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

01 NIGHT / 02 DAYS"ECOLOGICAL, BIRDING AND NATURAL HISTORY ”   Private tour  
Staying in a Private Cloudforest Reserve

 

DAY 1 :

Western Slopes of the Andes - Ecological

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

09:00 am

Arrival to the Orchid Reserve: one hour hike ( easy or moderate ) to the waterfall.

11:00 am

Hummingbirds

12:10 pm

Lunch.

13:30 pm

Butterflies.

15:00 pm

Activities like: gondola ride or zip line

16:30 pm

Bellavista arrival and easy hike to the lodge. Lodging at a Cloud forest Reserve (with dinner and breakfast included) check in.Cabins with: private balcony, hot shower, private bath, wi fi conection, restaurant.

19:00 pm

Dinner.

DAY 2 :

Western Andean Slopes – Exotic and Natural

05:00 am

Departure from the Cloud forest Reserve to the lek of the andean cock of the rock bird.

05:45 am

Arrival to the lek.

07:45 am

Box breakfast for our picnic at the mirador (viewpoint).

08:30 am

Departure to a local Reserve.

08:45 am

Easy or Moderate hike to one cascade (on the way we look for birds and learn about plants) at the Private Cloudforest Reserve.

12:30 pm

Lunch.

13:30 pm

Depart to Quito - visit of the equator line.

14:30 pm

Equator line “Inty Ñan”site museum.

15:30pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Our tours are exclusively environmental education. People in search of other interests that are not ecotourism, we strictly reject it.

 

 

MINDO PRICES & MINDO PACKAGES - MINDO PRIVATE TOURS

 

 

 

1 day tour Classic Mindo Full Day

1 day tour Mindo Hiking

1 day tour Mindo Hiking

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night in Mindo town

 

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Note:

Prices will only be applied with payments in cash (local payment) or by Paypal with credit, debit or bank deposits.

Advanced payments by Bank wire with 5% off from listed price.

Price does not include: entrance fees for the activities, lunch, tips, drinks.

Price does include: Quito pick up/drop off, guidance in English, FWD as transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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