Private Mindo Ziplining, Chocolate Tasting, and Equator Museum Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Escape the city for a full-day adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes on this private tour from Quito. Get your adrenaline pumping as you zipline through the Mindo Cloud Forest, sample coffee and chocolate on a tour of the El Quetzal Chocolate Factory, and walk along the equator line at the Mitad del Mundo. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
  • Full-day private Mindo ziplining, chocolate tasting, and Equator line tour from Quito
  • Zip through the treetops of the Mindo Cloud Forest
  • Indulge with a coffee and chocolate tasting at the El Quetzal Chocolate Factory
  • Visit the Intiñan Museum on the Equator Line
  • Great-value tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

Professional driver/ guide
Transportation from and to hotel in Quito (urban zone)
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Extra food and drinks
Optional tips for the guide

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel. Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the journey to the Mindo Valley, the meeting point of the Chocoan lowlands and the tropical Andes.

The first stop of the day is the El Quetzal Chocolate Factory, where you can watch the chocolate-making process during a guided factory tour, then sample Ecuadorian coffee and a delicious chocolate brownie.

With your appetite sated, it’s time for the adventure portion of the day at Mindo Canopy Ziplines. After listening to the safety briefing and getting suited up with your harness and safety equipment, get your adrenaline pumping as you tackle the 10-line zipline course and zoom through the treetops.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing to the Mitad del Mundo—Ecuador’s famous Equator Line. Visit the Intiñan Museum, where you can walk along the "equator line," learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous tribes, and watch a demonstration of the Coriolis Effect.

Return to Quito where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: This is a private tour so departure times can be altered to suit your preferences.
Stop At:  
El Quetzal de Mindo with Chocolate Tour
At 7:00 AM, you will be picked up at your hotel in Quito, and start driving to Mindo. After a 1 hour drive, you will enjoy some coffee and a delicious brownie at chocolate factory Quetzal, where you will learn about the whole chocolate process (chocolate tour optional.)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mindo Canopy Adventures - Zipline
Around 11:00, you will do a canopy tour (10 lines). You will be able to observe the vast nature of Mindo from a unique perspective while you experience an adventurous activity.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Intinan Museum
After lunch, you will visit the the Intiñan Museum, located 200 meters from the monument of the Middle of the World monument. In this museum, you will able to experience the effect of gravity in the equator in a fun way. After that, you will drive back to Quito
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing, (a jacket just in case) water, sun block, sunglasses and passport (for the equator stamp)
  • If you would like to change activities or restaurants please let us know, the tours are completely customizable.
  • Time Disclaimer: We recommend this private tour to start no later than 08:00 am because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and you will not miss out on any activities. If you choose for a later departure time it might be possible that you will miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.
  • Insurance is mandatory including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Pick-up location
  • Please let us know the pick-up location, so we can communicate that to the guide.
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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