Trip Style
8 – 9 Hours
Trip Type

Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tour


  •  Discover one of the word’s most bio-diverse sites; Mindo – Nambillo Cloud Forest
  •  Get mesmerized by the colors in Mindo’s butterfly farm and the orchid garden
  •  Fully costumizable and fleixble Mindo trip, let us know what you whant to do:
  •  Pick an adventure-filled excursion with hikes to the cascade or the the Mindo zip line
  •  Walk to the waterfalls, or just swim beneath the waterfall of Nambillo River
  •  Take a ride on Mindo’s infamous Tarabita across and amazing landscape

PRIVATE DEPARTURE Every day (extra cost)
DEPARTURE LOCATION Magic Bean (Foch & Juan Leon Mera)
DURATION  8 – 9 Hours Approximately
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, camera
INCLUDED Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
NOT INCLUDED Entrances fee.
Cost of extra activities not listed.
Hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need).
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

 Mindo Tour from Quito short description.

The Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tour will start by driving through amazing landscapes and small towns settled on the way to the Nambillo-Mindo Cloud Forest.

Choose your favorite activities and preferred excursion prior your booking or once in Mindo accompanied by a guide: adventure (long hikes, cascades, zip line horseback riding), fauna/flora sightseeing (bird watching, orchid garden, butterfly farm).

Combine activities as you like escorted by your guide! Early in the morning we drive northwest of Pichincha province. We will drive via the road to the Coast (Mitad del Mundo – Calacalí – Los Bancos).

You will meet the small towns on the highway and witness an astounding landscape transformation on the way. After approximately one 1 and 1/2 hours, we will arrive to the lovely Mindo Parrish.

The plenty of activities on this available on this location, you get the chance to choose what best suits your on spot or prior to your trip. Mindo is home to a rich biodiversity. Its primary cloud forest is considered an ecological paradise.

While bird enthusiasts can delight with more than 500 know bird species, hummingbirds and toucans being the most common, flora lovers can enjoy an unforgettable hike around its evergreen forest.

The vast diversity of plants, flowers and multiple life forms unique to the area never ceases to amaze visitors. Adventure also find its place among the ecological beauties: hikes to the waterfall, tarabita rides, tubing and canopying are common to the area.

You’d be the leader, your guide will take you wherever your adventurous spirit points to! A visit to the beautiful Orchid Garden the Butterfly Farm is also must do before returning back to Quito in the late afternoon.


Climate :

Given that it is a Cloud Forest, the climate in Mindo is usually milder than in Quito, temperatures can range from 15ºC – 24ºC (60ºF – 75ºF) all year-round. Rain storms are common, but the weather is usually humid and warm. Please, read the recommendations below before you get ready for your day-trip:

We recommend you bring small bills to pay for the entrances and tips.

What to bring:

Insect repelet
Hat – Sunglasses
Refillable bottle of water

Clothing Suggestions:
Light weight clothing for warm and humid climates
Walking shoes or sandals
A light raincoat
A sweater (the return drive to Quito gets chilly)
A swimming suit and towel
Extra pair of socks


Please, feel free to tip your local guides and drivers if you are glad with their services. Even if not compulsory, tipping is cosidered a gesture of gratitude to the people taking care of you during your trip. We recommend you consider this expense when planning your budget for this tour.

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