Swap the bustling streets of Quito for the serenity of the cloud forest. This private day trip takes you to the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve north of the city to admire butterflies and waterfalls. It’s an ideal itinerary for anyone looking for a nature break, while surrounded by the sights of orchids and sounds of birdlife. Transport is provided from centrally located hotels.
Take a nature break from Quito on a private day trip to the Mindo cloud forest
Visit a chocolate farm in Mindo town and learn about Ecuador-made products
Personal guide caters the itinerary, including optional tubing on the Mindo River
Waterfall sanctuary and private transport make this a relaxing escape
Cerfitified English / Spanish Speaking Guide
All Sightseeing mentioned in Program
Butterflies , Orchids and Hummingbirds Farm usd 6 per person
Chocolate Entrace Fee usd 10 pp
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered We pick up all guest staying at centrally located hotels in Quito , IF you are not located in Quito downtown or old town , PLEASE NOTIFY US in advance to advise you the pick up location.
What To Expect
Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Your Tour will start after breakfast at 7:30 am ( see pick up details ) then we will drive trough the western andes with a wonderful stop at the birds viewpoint to admire the forest and some birds from the area. After we will continue towards Mindo town , where we will take the road to the Waterfalls Sanctuary , this all drive will take 2 hours. At the waterfalls , you will decide how far you want to explore with at the place with our guide ( the waterfalls sanctuary is a large complex of several waterfalls , that depending of your phisical conditions , it is possible to visit up to 5 in a roll or simply walk a little bet around , take a short cable car ride and visit one of the nicest ones. we will help you to decide while there )
Then we will return to Mindo town ( at this point you can choose as optional EXTRA to do tubbing at Mindo River , it cost 12 usd per person and you will need to bring your swim suit and a towel for this activity , it is very safe than children, seniors and adults are more than welcome).
If not we will stop in Mindo to have lunch in one of the local restaurants , after this you will get to know more about Butterflies , Orchids and the famous hummingbirds at the Farm in town.
Finally it is time to visit the Chocolate farm , where you will learn the entire process before chocolate brownie will go to your mouth ( Did you know that the Ecuadorian Jungle Cultures started preparing chocolate before the Mexicans aborigens over 5000 years ago??)
At the end of the afternoon we will drive back to Quito city and dropp off at your hotel . END OF THE SERVICES
Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we get back to Quito and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Ecuador Mainland ,Galapagos Islands and Peru.