Private tour

Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

Activity provider: Quindetour Cia. Ltda
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From US$ 129 per person

Discover the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest, a forest famous for its beautiful scenery and birding sites, on a private guided tour from Quito. Ride a cable car across the forest canopy, and visit the waterfalls and butterfly garden.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Quito located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre.
Private group


  • Visit the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest with a private guide and get the most out of your experience
  • Ride a cable car over the forest and discover Nambillo Waterfall
  • Immerse yourself in the butterfly garden and see over 1,200 butterflies
  • Benefit from included hotel pickup and drop-off for maximum convenience
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Quito, take a 2-hour ride to the Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo. Explore the cloud forest with your private bilingual guide, and appreciate the picturesque scenery even more on an included cable car ride. Learn about the 4 stages in the lives of butterflies at the butterfly garden, where you can observe around 1,200 of these colorful creatures. Next, walk through the cloud forest to one of the most visited natural attractions in Mindo, the Nambillo Waterfall. Formed by a rapid in the Nambillo, it's a popular natural spa. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the pool area, if you like. At the end of your, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in Quito.
  • Private roundtrip transportation from hotels in Quito located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre
  • Private bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
  • Butterfly habitat entrance
  • Mindo Nambillo Waterfall entrance
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Other activities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off are available from hotels located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre of Quito
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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Really sweet guide and with the opportunity to decide for yourself what you would spend the day on. We thought the zipline was included in the price but it was a different cable car. So it cost so just a little on top. The lunch that was included was not very inviting ..

March 27, 2022

Nice tour, especially for the kids. A long day, but we knew that in advance. The only minus point on the site is that lunch is included. We paid for this ourselves. Contacted about this. If all goes well we will get 16 USD back. Good guide (Erika) and driver (Charlie) Both very helpful. All in all a nice day

December 28, 2021

We had a wonderful day, Erica and Alberto went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable. From Mindo to the chocolate factory everything was for our benefit. Even to giving me a helping hand up some of the steeper parts.

March 13, 2020

Product ID: 307043