Private Day Tour to Mindo – Waterfalls, Hummingbirds & Chocolate

Quito, Ecuador

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

This cloud forest tour allows you to walk through a wild orchid collection and visiting a beautiful jungle waterfall. For the ornithologists in the bunch, Mindo cloud forest is a birdwatcher's paradise!

Another of its attractions of this cloud forest tour is a butterfly farm where you will watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons inches away. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land in your hands for a snack.

But there is more to explore. You can go "tubing" (with several large inner-tubes tied together) as our steely-nerved guides steer you through thrilling rapids. Or try canopy ziplining or perhaps visit a tiny chocolate factory where you will have a chance to follow cacao through the entire process, from its harvest to its becoming a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa.

Important Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this trip

Private transportation
Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader
Entrances fee to the waterfalls & hummingbird reserve
Lunch
Chocolate factory USD $10 (optional)
Tips

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up passengers from all hotels located in Quito Old town & New Town. Pick ups from hotels located outsite these areas have an extra charge. Please contact the agency to check the extra charge.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
2/20/2020 - 5/11/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Itinerary

In the morning we take a 2 hours scenery drive though the wertern range of the Andean mountains, on the way it is very unique to see how the vegetation changes as we go lower in elevation, once in Mindo we will take a cable car (known as tarabita by the locals) to enter The Mindo Nambillo Forest Reserve, here we will hike for 2 hours to learn from our guide about the importance and the biodiversity of this ecosystem called The Cloud Forest, with some luck we may view different species of birds such us: toucans, parrots, trogons, quetzals, etc. It is also posible to take a bath at the waterfalls, later your guide will suggets a place to eat in town, and then it is optional to visit the Chocolate factory or do one of the adventure activities like Ziplining or Tubing for an extra fee.

In the afternoon before heading back to Quito, we will have an stop at the Sachatamia Reverve to view over than 20 species of hummingbirds.

Stop At:

• Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo Ecuador
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.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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