Mindo Cloud Forest Small Group Tour from Quito

4.6 / 5

22 reviews

Mindo Cloud Forest Small Group Tour from Quito

From $95 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Free pick up/drops off at hotels in Quito. Outside of the city has an extra charge
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • English and Spanish-speaking bilingual guide
  • Visit to the Hummingbird Garden
  • 1-hour hike to the waterfalls
  • Lunch (private option)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • 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

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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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

The Mindo Cloud Forest left us completely fascinated. A natural place of great beauty. The additional activities we did (zip line and chocolate tour) turn out to be more than recommended. A special mention deserves the guide who accompanied us, Óscar. He coordinated the trip to the thousand wonders, was very attentive to us and made a two-hour car trip most enjoyable. We are totally grateful to you for the day we spent.

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September 2, 2019

Mindo is worth a trip

I had booked the tour months in advance. Communication worked extremely well from start to finish. Punctual hotel pickup. The tour guide had a good knowledge and told us a lot of interesting things about our trip. We visit a hummingbird garden, a butterfly farm and learned a lot about chocolate making. The subsequent tasting of different chocolates was a real treat. I highly recommend the tour.

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July 14, 2019

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