Located just 2-hours from Quito in Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha, Mindo is known for its famous growth in ecotourism based Nambillo Protected Forest. Join this one-day tour departing early in the morning every Friday from Quito and get ready to see more than 500 species of birds, orchids, bromeliads and more than 40 species of butterflies.
Once you arrive in Mindo´s Cloud Forest will visit a Butterfly farm and Hummingbird feeders, don´t forget your camera.
The adventure continues with the Canopying with 10 zip lines of different lengths that range from 20 to 400 mts and with different characteristics for all adventure seekers of all ages. If you prefer another activity, we also have another option of trekking across the cloud forest to visit a waterfall and a ride in a “Tarabita”(Cable tram).
After all these exciting activities will take a break for lunch.
Afterwards will leave Mindo towards Quito but first will visit another special spot to view hummingbirds, butterflies and possibility we can spot some Tanagers and Toucans.
Mindo is a mountain area watershed or landmark, located at the western side of the Ecuadorian Andes. Here, two of the most bio-diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan Lowlands and the Tropical Andes. This tour is recommended for all types of adventurous travelers.We offer a shared tour for Mindo every Friday. The group size ranges from 1 to 15 people. The transportation will be in a comfortable Van and you will be traveling with an English speaking guide.
Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.Schedule
Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 (so please be there at 6:50) or from The “Old Town” location at 07:20 (so please be there at 7:10) for transport to Mindo.09:00
Butterfly farm and the Hummingbird feeders visit ($ 6)10:00
Tarabita and waterfall walking ($ 5)12:00
Canopy (2 or 3 lines $ 8), (10 lines $ 20)14:00
Visit to the chocolate factory ($ 10)18:00
Return to Quito
* Which activities will be done and in which order, depends on the group and has to be discussed with the tour guide.
* Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing, (a rain jacket, just in case) water, sun block, sunglasses and passport.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances.