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Trip Type : Private Guided
Hiking View at Guagua Monutains, Ecuador

Mindo Cloud Forest | Adventure & Nature

Latin Adventures
4.7 . Excellent
93%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
3 days
From: $ 620 $ 207 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Tulipe Site Museum that inhabited the area in the 1200 year, and whose archaeological remains
  • Visit the complex of Nambillo waterfalls and observe different types of birds, orchids
  • Experience hike with a naturalist to appreciate the biodiversity of flora and fauna guide, the lush vegetation

Short Description

Enjoy 3 days of unique activities like canopy, rappelling, tubing, chocolate factory visiting, waterfalls hiking, chocolate factory, orchid garden and many which only can happen in this beautiful Mindo Cloud Forest. Located in the Northwest of Quito, this is one of the highest biodiversity places in the world, this area is also known as the birdwatcher’s paradise.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • Adventure program in private tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Private transportation
  • English - Spanish speaking certified guide
  • All activities as mentioned (hike, visit to the chocolate factory etc..)
  • Entrance fee in the waterfalls & chocolate factory.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tulipe Site Museum – Bellavista Reserve

Accommodation: Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

It starts early in the morning from Quito, drive northwards to the Middle of the World, short stop at the equatorial monument for a unique picture of this huge valley. After that we will head Tulipe, an important ceremonial seat of the Yumbo culture that inhabited the area in the 1200 year, and whose archaeological remains of the monumental works reflect their knowledge of astronomy, geometry and architecture. During the visit, you can walk the ceremonial pools and other religious sites in Tulipe, later after lunch we will go to Bellavista Cloud Forest. It is within the protected Mindo-Nambillo area is approximately 19,200 hectares located on the slopes of Guagua Pichincha volcano and humid subtropical forest area. This semi - tropical forest keeps many species that stand out for their beauty and attraction, as the variety of orchids, birds (tanagers, hummingbirds, trogones, click flowers, quetzals, etc), reptiles and butterflies. The hotel also has significant water resources, including rivers and small waterfalls. Accommodation in Bellavista

Day 2: Hike in the Forest – Chocolate Tour – Mindo Reserve

Accommodation: Terra Bambu Lodge

In the morning we will hike with a naturalist to appreciate the biodiversity of flora and fauna guide, the lush vegetation of the cloud forest, its bird life, and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment different paths in the private reserve are. Self - guided trails that will show the richness of the area and go to the waterfall. Every day it is possible to identify different birds. After lunch we head towards the village of Mindo to do the spectacular chocolate tour, Dinner.

Day 3: Mindo Reserve – Hike – Optional Adventure Activities

This day after breakfast, we will visit the complex of Nambillo waterfalls, on this site we will take the cable car to cross to the other side of the mountain; there, we will hike about 1- 2 hours to observe different types of birds, orchids and visit 4 waterfalls. At there if the weather is good you can visit different waterfalls, after this visit we will have lunch. Then we have different choices like butterfly farm, orchid garden, adventure canopy, tubbing, canyonin etc. Finally return to Quito.

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Price Per Day: $ 207 per day
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Mindo Cloud Forest | Adventure & Nature

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I’ve just arrived from a mindo tour and it was the best tour I’ve ever had in my whole trip thanks Latin adventures for giving me this wonderful experience
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Incredible experience with wonderful guides and breath-taking scenery.

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At first I was unsure about doing a tour here in Ecuador, but after my experience with Latin Adventures I can´t believe I hesitated! This is easily one of the best tours I´ve had the pleasure of doing. The town of Otavalo is lively and very pretty. There are indigenous handicrafts in every corner, all beautifully made. The highlight of this tour was La Laguna Cuicocha. One of the most beautiful landscapes I´ve experienced without a doubt. The hike around the lagoon is not difficult, just a little long. Absolutely worth it though for the views and the wildlife.

I highly recommended anyone considering doing a tour to go through Latin Adventures. They were kind, professional, and always willing to go the extra mile.
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Optional Activities

  • Vegetarian meals or preferences
  • Airport transfer service
  • Canopy, birding tour guide, tubing, rapelling etc.
  • Airport transfer service
  • Extension programs in the Andes, Amazon Jungle packages or Galapagos Islands
  • German, French - Bilingual guides
  • Flight tickets

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Trip ID#:

MinCloLat

Trip Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Amenities & services in hotels
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips

Meals Included:

2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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