Mindo Cloud Forest, Hummingbirds Sanctuary & Waterfalls/Full-Day from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Discover the amazingly diverse wildlife and scenic beauty of the cloud forests of Mindo during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. This unique ecological area is known for having one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity anywhere on earth, including numerous exotic species of birds along with a wealth of fun attractions. During your excursion, you'll first stop by the Hummingbird Garden and walk into the forest to admire the beauty of this natural reserve before proceeding to Mindo. In Mindo, you can choose from among a range of optional activities (at your own expense), including a visit to a chocolate factory, an orchid garden tour, ziplining, a bird-watching trip with a local expert, and much more.
  • Explore the cloud forests of Mindo during this day trip from Quito
  • Stop on the way to Mindo to admire the beauty of the nature by visiting a Hummingbird Garden and going for a walk in the primary forest
  • Discover the amazing biodiversity of the area
  • Round-trip transport included

Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to hotels in Quito
Transport by private transportation
Professional certified English / Spanish speaking guide
Entrance fee to the waterfalls waterfalls
Entrance fee to Alambi Hummingbirds Santuary
Optional activities (Canopy USD$20, Bird watching with a expert bird guide US$60) UPON REQUEST
Hotel pickup and drop off outside of the city has an extra charge

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels pick up / drop off outside has an extra charge

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Stop At:  
El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
The El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is a 650 hectare (approx. 1,500 acre) protected cloud forest located only one hour from Quito. The reserve is home to over 300 species of orchids, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena laminirostris), and other spectacular montane forest species.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Alambi Reserve
Alambi is a family home-style guesthouse set in 250 hectares (625 acres) of mostly primary cloud forest at the foot of the Tandayapa Valley, famed among world birders.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Mindo, Ecuador is set in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. The rivers and elevation combine to create a lush cloud forest more than 100 square miles in size. The landscape and climate in Mindo are ideal for the more than 450 different types of birds, numerous species of exotic butterflies, and a variety of animals and reptiles who call the cloud forest home.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply only in small group departures. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bird watching tour: Please send us a request for early departure in a private tour with minimun two passengers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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