An expert guide will meet you at your Quito hotel or meet at the Holiday Inn Express Quito, where you’ll depart on your private tour, which starts with a 90-minute drive to Mindo. Explore the 50,000-acre Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest, which is home to more than 350 species of birds, including the golden-headed quetzal and toucan-barbet.
Your local guide will share expert knowledge of cloud forest ecology before you embark on a memorable tour of the impressive nature reserve.
Take in the beauty that surrounds you on a coach ride t the misty valley that’s home to the town of Mindo, where you’ll trek through the rainforest with your guide. Hikes are selected according to fitness and level of difficulty, to ensure the best, personalized experience.
Navigate the forest path while your guide points out hummingbirds, parrots, insects, plants and other woodland creatures. Cross a stream and wander along the riverbank, where you’ll bear witness to rushing waters, like the Nambillo Waterfall, which stretches some 50 feet high (15 meters).
Take a dip in the quiet natural pools before enjoying a packed lunch in the cloud forest. And stop at the butterfly garden to learn about the local species and their transformation from egg to butterfly.
End the tour back at the original departure point.