Mindo – Day Trip

Waterfall & Birdwatching

After breakfast, we will be excited to start our Mindo day trip towards the Mindo Cloud Forest is located at 0 00′ 46” latitude in the cloud forests of northwestern Ecuador on the edge of the Choco bioregion, with approximately 22.000 hectares of primary forest and Set in the middle of the Ecuador Cloud Forest, it truly feels like a jungle paradise that is a small, walkable town.

After going all the way through the curvy road, we will stop at different viewpoints to enjoy the amazing scenery. You won’t likely be affected by the decrease in elevation, remember to drink plenty of water and limit caffeine and alcohol if you feel you need to adjust to higher altitudes.

After taking pictures, we will drive straight down to Mindo village inside this preserved area we can find a natural complex of 15 waterfalls, each one of them with a different height and beauty! It is among the most diverse places in the world, so keep an eye out for hummingbirds and tanagers, which may be perched on the branches of nearby trees.

Sharp and deeply forested mountains descending to gorges with rushing waterfalls and crystalline streams form the reserve. The views stretch far away to distant volcanoes.

Only two hours from Quito, Mindo Day Trip is the perfect place for adventure, relaxation, and discovery of a cloud forest’s birds and diversity of plant life. In this area, we will meet many mixed swarms of birds including tanagers, flycatchers, and several types of toucans.

Due to the fauna diversity, it will even be possible to see hummingbirds. The magical place of mist and mystery of Mindo has 170-recorded species of birds and the list continues to grow! After a full day excursion to this wonderful area, you will return in the evening to Quito.

  • Accommodation on hotels in double rooms.
  • Meals are mentioned in the program.
  • Private English-speaking guide and transportation through all the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned places and activities.

Please note that the category stars given for the accommodations are estimated as local categories that do not fit international standards. Local categories are in all cases alike or higher than the ones given above. 

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons, and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any expedition. Nevertheless, the safety and the interest of our passengers is always the first priority.

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses such as tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any other meals, drinks, and/or services not mentioned in the program
  • PCR COVID TEST if applies

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Necessary Equipment (not included):

  • Comfy clothing and shoes. 
  • Water and snacks.
  • Raincoat. – Swimsuits. 
  • Dry clothes (extra). 
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen.

It is important that you have a current travel and medical insurance. Please tell your travel advisor if you have any medical problem and how is your current physical condition.

We put a lot of effort in organizing this amazing Tours, therefore, cancellations are accepted only 24 hours before departure.

If you want to cancel the Tour, you will be refunded 50% of the price. Any cancellation less than 24 hours will NOT be refunded.   

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