Mindo

2 day- Nature Adventure- tour

Mindo is set in breathtaking cloud forests (including 47,444 acres of the nationally protected reserve, Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo) teeming with birds. Over 350 species have been identified in the areas around Mindo alone.For the adrenaline kick you can fly over the canopy on ziplines, and to calm down you can watch butterflies hatching. Tubing is a popular activity on the low-level rapids, as well as waterfalls, which are ideal for snapping photos, wading in the nearby pools and jumping into the icy waters just below the falls – a 10 m leap. So Mindo definitely has something for everyone!

Sample Itinerary
Price: 
$109 p.p. for a minimum group of 4 person

Day 1:
In the morning departure from the hostel in Quito. With public transport you are heading northwest out of Quito towards Mindo in about a 3 hours ride. By arrival you will visit a butterfly, orchid and hummingbird farm – and with a little bit of luck you can watch butterflies hatching. After lunch it’s time for some adrenaline- the ziplines will assure that adventure is not missing on that tour – and with the stunning surrounding of the cloudforest it makes it unforgettable!

Day 2:
After breakfast you can choose between 2 options: either you can seek for more adrenaline at whitewater tubing, or you can enyoy a little bit more nature in doing the waterfall trek along 3 waterfalls and cross a valley with a small cable car. After lunch you will leave Mindo in order to get back to Quito in the afternoon.

Note: this tour can also be done with private transport instead of public transport – but then there is an extra charge of $40 p.p.

 

Important to bring
T-shirts or comfortable blouses/shirts Sunglasses/ Sunhat/ Sunscreen
Sweater or fleece for the evenings Small daypack s
Swim suit extra water
Water proof jacket Camera
Change of clothes insect repellent
Hiking boots or trekking shoes

Price Includes:

Price Doesn’t Include:
Transportation with public busses from/to Quito
Guide
Accomodation
Meals:lunch day 1 and 2, breakfast day 2
Entrance fees of butterfly farm, zipline, tubing or waterfall trekk
Dinner
additional activities
Personal expenses
Tips