• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 139.04 View price calendar

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The Mindo Cloud Forest is a top destination for hiking and bird watching, and this private full-day tour from Quito lets you explore at your own pace. Discover the wild landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes, visit the orchid and butterfly gardens, and spot rare and endangered birds on a thrilling forest hike. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Highlights

  • Full-day private Mindo Cloud Forest tour from Quito
  • Enjoy spectacular views on a hike through the Mindo Cloud Forest
  • Marvel at exotic wildlife including tropical birds, butterflies, and wild orchids
  • Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Easy to moderate level trek, suitable for participants of reasonable fitness
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour from Quito

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Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel in time for an 8am departure. Traveling by private vehicle, set out on the around 2-hour journey to the Mindo Valley, the meeting point of the Chocoan lowlands and the tropical Andes.

On arrival, follow your guide on a thrilling hike through the cloud forest, stopping to admire the views and learn more about the region’s unique geology. Along the way, look out for wildlife including tropical birds and butterflies, and colorful wild orchids.

Return to Quito around 4pm, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

ERWIN H E

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Omar, our guide was excellent. He explained aspects of our tour with patience and professionalism. However, my wife and I are in our upper 70s, so we decided to forego the long hiking part of the tour, and Omar rearranged our schedule accordingly. Instead of the long hike, we spent our time at a place to observe hummingbirds, a butterfly sanctuary, and an orchid exhibit. The hummingbird observatory was extraordinary, and a fantastic place to take pictures. The butterfly and orchid exhibits were nothing special the botanic garden in Quito is much better for orchids, and we have better butterfly exhibits in the U.S. My wife also went on a really interesting chocolate making tour in Mindo, and the town of Mindo is quite charming. Still, we had to pay separate entrance fees for each of the exhibits, and for people like we, who can't do the long hike, those fees should have been included as part of the package.

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