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What You Can Expect:


Located just 2-hours drive (90km/56miles) from Quito is Mindo town with almost 3000 people. We during the way to Mindo stop in different visitor sites till we arrive to Mindo town for the butterfly garden, cable car or zip line according with your itinerary.


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 tus know.


In a day tour we could probably expect to see near 50 species of birds, dozens of orchids and many butterflies. By the other hand in a Mindo Adventure tour we focus on enjoying the area doing zip line, cable car or water tubing.


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


Important Mindo Tour information:


Departure Point

Your hotel within Quito city


Departure Time
7:15am


Return Details

Your hotel within Quito city


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 Info:

 

  • - 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, hat, light rain jacket.

 

 

06 DIFFERENT KIND OF Mindo Tours - ALL INCLUSIVE :

 

cause not all of us we are the same, we are all different ! For customized Cloud Forest tours click here

 

 

 

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

Arrival to the orchid Reserve: brief introduction to the ecosystem and easy walk to the cascades or moderate hike to the waterfall.

10:20 am

Hummingbird and bird paradise (1,780m above sea level), chance for bird photography at the feeders.

11:30 am

Butterfly breeding farm in Mindo town.

12:00 pm

Activities like: gondola ride - tarabita

13:00 pm

Lunch in Mindo town.

14:00 pm

We leave Mindo

Quick visit of the Inty Nan museum - Equator line!

15:00 pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

 

It does include: Entrance fees and lunch, gratuities,

English/Spanish speaking-naturalist guide/driver,4WD ground transportation.

 

 

 

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

Arrival to the Orchid Reserve: 1 and 1/2 hour hike (moderate) to a big waterfall.

10:20 am

Mindo balcony (1,780m above sea level), chance for photographs of hummingbirds. Many individuals (many different species)

11:30 am

Hummingbird paradise to see some endemic ones.

12:00 pm

Lunch in local bird lodge.

13:00 pm

Birdwatching (bigger birds): tanagers, possible:toucans.

14:00 pm

We leave Mindo Cloud forest

15:30 pm

Back to the hotel in Quito

END OF SERVICES

 

It does include: Entrance fees, lunch , gratuities,

English/Spanish speaking-naturalist guide/driver, 4WD ground transportation.

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY ADVENTURE - "Private tour"

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06:45 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

09:00 am

Canyoning (Rapelling the 3 waterfalls)

11:45 am

White water tubing.

12:45 pm

Lunch at Mindo town.

14:15 pm

Zip Line (10 lines).

15:20 pm

We leave Mindo.

16:00 pm

Optional: Quick visit of the Inty Nan museum - Equator line!

17:00 pm

Arrive to your hotel in Quito.

END OF SERVICES

 

It does include: canyoning, tubing, zip line, lunch, Equator line,

English/Spanish speaking-naturalist guide/driver, 4WD ground transportation

 

 

 

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.

07:45 am

Breakfast

08:30 am

Arrival to Cloud forest Reserve: 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 at a hummingbird feederor town at 1500 meters a.s.l.

14:15 pm

Cloudforest Reserve at 2400 m.a.s.l. (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

 

It does include: Entrance fees, lunch, gratuities,  

English/Spanish speaking-naturalist guide/driver, 4WD ground transportation.

 

 

 

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

Arrival to the orchid Reserve: brief introduction to the ecosystem and easy or moderate hike to the waterfall.

11:00 am

Hummingbird paradise (1,780m above sea level), chance for bird photography at the feeders.

12:10 am

Lunch at Mirador (look out) - hummingbird feeder..

13:40 pm

Butterfly farm in Mindo town.

14:10 pm

Activities like: gondola ride - tarabita or zip line - 02 lines 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' concert (night excursion) into the cloudforest.

19:30 pm

Dinner in Mindo town.

DAY 2 :

 

Western Andean Slopes

 

07:00 am

Breakfast or early breakfast at 05:45 to see the lek mating of the cock of the rock bird.

08:00 am

Departure to visit Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve.

09:30 am

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

12:00pm

Lunch at the hummingbird feeder.

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

 

It does include: lodging accommodation with breakfast, three meals, entrance fees,

zip line or tubing, gratuities, English/Spanish speaking-naturalist guide/driver with his meals

and lodging, 4WD ground transportation

 

 

 

 

01 NIGHT / 02 DAYS"ECOLOGICAL, BIRDING AND NATURAL HISTORY ”   Private tour  
Staying in a Cloudforest Reserve
USD. 550 one person
  USD. 370  per person (for more than one person )

 

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

Hummingbird paradise (1,700m above sea level), chance for bird photography at the feeders.

12:10 pm

Lunch at a local Mindo restaurant.

13:30 pm

Butterfly farm in Mindo town.

15:00 pm

Activities like: gondola ride or zip line (2 lines included)

16:30 pm

Bellavista arrival and easy hike to the lodge. Lodging at Bellavista 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 Bellavista 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 Cloudforest Reserve at 3 de Mayo.

08:45 am

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

12:30 pm

Lunch at one of the hummingbird Paradise feeder in the cloudforest.

13:30 pm

Depart to Quito - quick 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes: Lodging at Bellavista Cloud Forest with breakfast (1) and dinner (1), lunch (2), all entrance fees,

4WD ground transportation, English speaking-naturalist licensed guide /driver. 
Not included: drinks, gratuities.

 

 

MINDO PRICES & MINDO PACKAGES - MINDO PRIVATE TOURS

 

 

 

 

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Note: Special Promotion prices will only be applied with payments in cash (local payment) or bank wire.


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