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From Quito: Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip with Transfer

From Quito: Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip with Transfer

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 109 per person

Take a day trip to Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito. Visit a hummingbird sanctuary and hike to the waterfalls. Enjoy activities like zip lines, rappelling, tubing, coffee tour, or chocolate tour.

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
At your accommodation in Quito.
Private or small groups available


  • Get back to nature in the Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Hike past a series of beautiful streams and waterfalls
  • Choose from different activities to suit your interests
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Quito, and then get stunning views of the Andes Mountains as you drive north-west to the unique Hummingbird Garden. See 10 to 20 different species of hummingbirds, depending on the season or time of the day, and try local tropical fruits. Take a 1-hour walk into the cloud forest to admire the diverse flora and fauna up close. Look for endemic species of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth as you encounter a series of beautiful streams and waterfalls.  Reach the protected Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve to experience the astonishing beauty of one of the highest biodiverse sites in the world. Avail of all the activities at your own expense, such as a zip line across the forest canopy, or rappelling down rocks.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Hummingbird Garden visit
  • Waterfall hike
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Lunch (private option only)
  • Tips
  • Optional activities (zip line, US$20; butterfly farm, US$6; chocolate tour, US$10; orchid garden, US$3; tubing, US$8; bird watching guide, US$60 per group; cable car ride, US$5)

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Important information

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  •  This tour may be private if there are no more reservations for the same excursion (only for small groups from 2 to 8 people). Groups of 3 or more people can be private on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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We can only warmly recommend the tour. We had booked a group tour - which turned out to be a private tour (since there were no other registrations). Oskar (our guide) picked us up directly from the hotel and entertained us throughout the day, chauffeured us and created a perfect individual program ad hoc. When it comes to activities, we can absolutely recommend the ZIP line (don't miss the Tarzan Swing). The butterfly farm is definitely great for children, for us (both around 30) for 7.50 USD rather overrated. The ride on the cable car and the short hike to the waterfall are a nice finish. A little tip: Be sure to bring sturdy shoes - it could get wet and slippery.

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January 6, 2022

Wonderful experience.. went on a private tour. We were picked up promptly at 8. Saw hummingbird farm on the way. Then went on a hike into the forest. That was a long way but enjoyed it. Then the best part was the 2 seater ropeway which went through the thick forest. Felt like we were flying over the forest. This was absolutely amazing ride , thrilling all the way. A must do for every traveler. Our guide was great. Communication was very good.

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December 1, 2021

Very small group tour - we were only with one other couple (luckily they were lovely). We were able to choose what activities we wanted to do, but needed to balance against location (as they are not all close together) and what the other couple wanted to do. Lunch was fantastic but took a really long time... So we had to skip one of our planned afternoon activities. Also note the hike down to the waterfall and back up is quite strenuous and often slippery (wear proper hiking shoes that you don't mind getting wet and muddy).

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February 16, 2020

Product ID: 61492