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Mindo Cloud Forest provided by Galapagos My World

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Immerse yourself in a thick vegetation of plants, trees and wild flowers of the Cloud Forest which is located on the edge of the Andes Western Mountain Range. Mindo is 98 km away from the Quito city. This forest is the transition zone between the highlands and the coast. The altitude ranges from 2000m (6562 ft) above sea level and 1000m above sea level (3281 feet). This natural region is located in the Protector Forest Nambillo - Mindo. The reserve covers approximately 2000 hectares almost 2000 soccer fields. In addition, Mindo is part of the ecological corridor or hotspot so called Chocoan-Darien that crossing over Ecuador to reach out Colombia. This eco-route is one of the most biodiverse and endangered habitats. Hence, this bio-diversity region is within the 10 most important eco-regions in the world.
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    Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    An early departure from the city of Quito will take us to the northwest of the Pichincha Province. We will cross the northern populated area of Quito. After 50-minute drive, we park to get into the Alambi, it is a private reserve full of playful hummingbirds and other bird species. This place is dreamy and perfect for taking pictures. After this activity, we continue to Mindo. Once in Mindo, our guide will give you a brief explanation about activities that can be done. The most popular activities are ziplining, tubing, hiking to the waterfalls or taste the best chocolate of this region, visit a butterfly farm or the orchid garden. All those activities will be done according to your preferences and available time. Within this day, we will take a break to try Ecuadorian food in a restaurant in Mindo. Finally, we will return to the city of Quito.
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Duration
8h
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  • An English-speaking Certified Naturalist Guide-Chauffeur
  • Pick up from your centrally hotel in Quito
  • Activities and visits according to your preference
Exclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance cost; Hummingbird Sanctuary $5 pp, Ziplining $ 20pp, Tarabita & Waterfall Santuary $ 5pp.
  • Mindo´s Chocolate Tour $8 pp, Mountain Cable Car $8 pp, Orchid Farm $3 pp, Tubing $6 pp (*min 4 pax)
  • Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kallyn wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an amazing day trip in Mindo with Eduardo. He picked us up from our hotel in Quito then we drove to Mindo. He gave us lots of cool information about the area as we drove and about culture here in different areas of Ecuador. Since it was just my boyfriend and I, we got to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Amanda C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Eduardo was a great and professional guide. Very personable and knowledgeable about the area. Encouraged questions and informed us about fun facts we didn't think to ask! This was an adventure filled one day tour that started out with visiting a hummingbird feeding area where
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Johan.s wrote a review Mar 2020
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So I recommend do activity with Eduardo he is a nice gay and I am sure you will enjoy with him in quito and mindo and even galapagos. Do It....
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Will wrote a review Feb 2020
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Eduardo was a great guide. Friendly and knowledgeable about everything Ecuadorian, from politics to geography and especially the wildlife. We went ziplining (fun and fast $20), hiking to the waterfalls (good exercise and beautiful views $4 entry) and to the hummingbird sanctuary
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nicole Zapoli wrote a review Jan 2020
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Eduardo was a fabulous tour guide and I am so happy I decided to do this!! I am in Quito teaching a two day workshop and flew in a day early. I was were able to experience so much amazingness of Ecuador in just one day! From hummingbirds to tubing in the Mindo River to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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  • Duration: 8h
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