Richard Hernandez naturalist guide – Private Mindo cloud forest day tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon9 to 11 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

We do offer:
natural history,
birding for beginners to amateur level,
botanizing in their natural habitat,
nature hikes from Easy to moderate-difficult level,
sustainable and local support.

Ground transportation
Licensed Naturalist English speaking guide
Entrance fees

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at 7:15 AM from any hotel or address within Quito.
We drop off between 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM as max. to your hotel or other address within Quito city.
Out of Quito an additional fee.

Departure Time

7:15 AM
Stop At:  
Milpe Bird Sanctuary
Birding Hiking Botanizing Photography Local food
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
A professional licensed guided will take to discover the nature wonders of the cloud forest. Discovering waterfalls, water cascades, endemic birds like toucans, tanagers and hummingbirds. Taste the local food, enjoy of the beautiful subtropical weather like. To book with a professional expert is a different way of discovering and learning about people and nature. Fluent English spoken.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
A licensed naturalist guide with fluent Spanish/English spoken. Discovering the nature wonders while hiking through easy or moderate hiking trails. Orchids, bromeliads, tree ferns, heliconias, reptiles, amphibians, trees, bioregulators, in general all the explanations from an local expert naturalist guide, his name is Richard Hernandez.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Excellent place for hiking and birding paradise. Local place for trying an exotic local food (under request:)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Charming little town where we do pass by without stopping. People on weekends come from the mountains to listen the service in the town and buy their suppliers.
Stop At:  
A charming town, local political parish. We may stop here for lunch or any other attraction like: butterfly garden, water tubing, zip line,coffee or chocolate tour (under request):
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mitad Del Mundo
A short stop by the Inty Ñan museum or Mitad del Mundo to visit the Equator line on the way back from the cloud forest.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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