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  • Address: Mindo
  • Admission: Free

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Mindo Rainforest

The Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world. Its damp environs create a very special ecosystem that nourishes trees and plants and attracts an amazing variety of birds.

Mindo’s mild and damp climate – a few degrees lower than Quito – has created the perfect environment for many species. Hummingbirds, rare butterflies and over 170 species of orchids have been recorded here.

In addition to bird and wildlife viewing, you can take your pick from the available tours of the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, which include hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, floating down stream on an inner tube and/or flying through the forest on a zip-line.

Practical Info

To fully appreciate Mindo’s beauty and rich variety of flora and fauna, you should consider at least an overnight stay at one of its eco lodges or hotels. Alternatively, it’s an easy escape from the city, taking about 2.5 hours (80 km/50 mi) by road.

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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito, Quito, null
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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day tour to Mindo from Quito and enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle. This is a great option to be in touch with nature and enjoy of the ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Mindo Shared Day Trip from Quito, Quito, Day Trips
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Mindo Shared Day Trip from Quito

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Located just 2-hours from Quito in Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha, Mindo is known for its famous growth in ecotourism based Nambillo Protected ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Mindo Cloud Forest Including a Visit to a Chocolate Factory from Quito, Quito, Day Trips
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Mindo Cloud Forest Including a Visit to a Chocolate Factory from Quito

This tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of Ecuador's most beautiful views and wildlife. Today you will leave the bustling city and go into the nature!

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Private Tour: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito, Quito, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the diverse natural landscapes of Ecuador on a private tour of the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito. See gorgeous waterfalls and rushing ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.99

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