Immerse in the Cloud Forest. Mindo is located on the slopes of the western Andes. It is the transition zone between the highlands and the coast. The average altitude ranges from 2000m (6562 ft) asl and 1000m asl (3281 ft). This natural region is located in the Protector Forest Nambillo - Mindo. The reserve covers approximately 20 thousand hectares almost 20 thousand soccer fields. In addition, Mindo is part of the ecological corridor or hotspot so called Chocoan-Darien that goes from Ecuador until Colombia. This hotspot is one of the most biodiverse and endangered habitats. Hence, this bio-diversesity is within the 10 most important eco-regions in the world.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo, Pichincha ProvinceAn early departure from the city of Quito will take us to the northwest of the Pichincha Province. We will cross the northern populated area of Quito. More than an hour of traveling we will park to get into the Alambi, it is a private reserve full of playful hummingbirds and other bird species. This place is dreamy and perfect for taking pictures. After this activity, we will leave to Mindo. Once in Mindo, the guide will give you a brief explanation about activities that can be done. The most popular activities are ziplinning, tubing, hiking to the waterfalls or we can visit the chocolate factory, the butterfly farm or the orchid garden. All of those excursions will be done according to your preferences and available time. There will also be time to taste the local food in an ecuadorian restaurant. Then of this active day, we will return to the city of Quito.Duration: 4 hours