Mindo Cloud Forest Private Tour

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Mindo Cloud Forest Private Tour



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Mindo Cloud Forest Private Tour

Mindo is a rural parish located just 2 hours from Quito (80 km – 48 miles), in Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha. Mindo is known for its famous growth in ecotourism based in the Mindo – Nambillo Protected Forest. The beautiful landscapes and the exuberant flora and fauna of this cloud forest attract all types of travelers and adventurers. Mindo is located between a high altitude zone and the rainforest which gives the place excellent biodiversity characteristics. You can find more than 500 species of birds, orchids, bromeliads, and more than 40 species of butterflies. The temperature fluctuates around 15ºC – 24ºC (60ºF – 75ºF).

We will start early in Quito taking the Middle of the World – Calacalí – Los Bancos – Esmeraldas highway. When we will get to Mindo, we will first visit the butterfly farm. This farm has some of the most beautiful butterflies that can be seen in Ecuador. There, you can also see orchids, birds, but most importantly the hummingbird. Afterwards, we will go on an ecological walk where we will observe wonderful waterfalls and be able to take a dip in the pools or rivers. Then we will be off to a spectacular set of zip lines! This is not for the faint-hearted. Finally, after lunch, you will get the chance to visit the famous Mindo chocolate factory. This tour offers you an insight into the products and produce. It is also a nice way to try some delicious chocolate.

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Hiking to the waterfalls
PinHiking to the waterfalls

Hiking to the waterfalls

Discovering a chocolate factory
PinDiscovering a chocolate factory

Discovering a chocolate factory

Observing a lot of Butterflies and birds
PinObserving a lot of Butterflies and birds

Observing a lot of Butterflies and birds

Canopy zipline
PinCanopy zipline

Canopy zipline


Additional Information

Mindo Cloud Forest Private Tour

Tour Info

MontemarDeparture days private tour : Everyday


MontemarPivate Tour: professional and bilingual guide, private transportation from Hotel / Mindo / Hotel

Not Included

MontemarEntrance fee for the butterfly farm ($ 5)
MontemarOptional activities not included in the price
MontemarZipline canopy ($20)
MontemarNambillo waterfall ($5)
MontemarMindo Quetzal chocolate factory ($10)
MontemarTips & gratuities

What to bring

Waterproof jacket

Water and snacks

Camera with spare cards & batteries



Swimming suits

Change of clothes

Comfortable shoes, preferably water-proof

Cash (many places visited do not accept debit or credit cards)


Victoria S

Victoria S

Working with this company has been a pleasure. Christina was responsive, helpful, thoughtful, accommodating and extremely pleasant to work with. Waita Lodge is THE PLACE TO STAY in the Amazon. Owned and operated by local Ecuadorians, you get their true experience, and with passion, of the Amazon from people with an authentic love and care for the local community and environment of the Amazon. The food was amazing, meals prepared beautifully, service attentive and the environment homey. Portion of the profits go to advocacy efforts in the local communities of the Amazon.



Very good organization; always fast communication/response by Pablo/EcuaTraveling. The program took us to places and people we would not have selected/visited and that made it unique. The acclimatization tour @ Iliniza Norte was a great choice!

Marisol S

Marisol S

We had a great experience with our tour guide Stui! He told us so much about the volcanos, the history and people of the region! We enjoyed the tour because we got to taste Bizcochos at the place where they are made, we went to Lago de San Pablo, the Otavalo market, Cotacachi and hiked a bit in Cuicocha to see the beautiful lake! This experience was amazing,many thanks to our guide Stui, you are going a great job!!!