Mindo one of the most beautiful places in Quito awaits for you!! Enjoy a very charming and unknown subtropical rainforest located very close to Quito. Photograph hundreds of hummingbirds, toucans and many other exotic creatures from a very close distance!! Enjoy a spectacular view of the "cloud forest" from the comfort of a cable car, and do a hike through a charming waterfall trail...!
Mindo – Nambillo is an ecological reserve, with approximately 22.000 hectares of primary forest. Inside this preserved area we can find a natural complex of 15 waterfalls, each one of them with a different height and beauty. Your guide will pick you up at 08h00 from your hotel in order to visit this fascinating place full of wildlife.
Once at 1.900 meters above sea level, hummingbirds, air plants, orchids and other surprising exotic species will take our full attention! After going all the way through the curvy road, we will stop in different viewpoints to enjoy the landscape. After taking a lot of pictures, we will drive straight to Mindo village, which is located at the southern edge of the Choco/Andean hotspots of biodiversity that stretches from southwestern Colombia to northwestern Ecuador. The Mindo area has international importance for birds, designated as the first area in South America by Birdlife International in 1997. On this enchanting green kingdom a profusion of life awaits your discovery, that is why we will take a cable car that goes through a 530 meters long cable, to the other side of the mountain.
Once in there, we will hike about 2 hours to visit the most beautiful waterfalls known as: “Ondinas”, “Guarumos”, “Colibríes”, “Madre” and “Los Maderos”. In any of them you can have a refreshing soak! Your guided tour will acquaint you with the exuberant vegetation of the cloud forest, its birdlife and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment.
We will have time for lunch and maybe for other visits as the orchid and butterfly farm or the chocolate factory. At 17h30 you´ll be back in Quito.