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Beautiful hike

Very much enjoyed our afternoon hike to the big falls. It took about 50 min one way. The falls were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Midland, Texas
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It was a rainy day and we stll had a great time

Taking the cable across the tree tops was absolutely fabulous. its about 900 meters down to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA
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“water slide” (7 reviews)
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Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed our afternoon hike to the big falls. It took about 50 min one way. The falls were huge and gorgeous! Moderate level of hiking and completely worth it

Thank MooreUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the cable across the tree tops was absolutely fabulous. its about 900 meters down to the waterfalls and a hike back up but was worth it

Thank Liketotravel30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked up to the large waterfall then down to Nambilla. For $3 each you can use the slide and small pools. Great fun, lovely spot

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy hiking and waterfalls this is the tour for you! The tour starts with a transfer by a small open cable car/funicular similar to a zip line. You will have a great view of the top of the jungle! Then you can hike...More

Thank qbfly
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We took a right after we got off the cable car and went to the large waterfall. It is about a hours hike to get there but it it beautiful.

Thank hawk506
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The hike down to the falls is easy, but the hike up is HARD. can't swim in the waterfall during rainy season - the Rapids are too fast

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were disappointed with the cascade itself. Have seen some STUNNING waterfalls in Ecuador and this was NOT one of them It is quit a trek for some, especially should you be older. People would stop and ask; "how much further"?

Thank Christie V
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We walked from the center of Mindo. Great exercise, beautiful views and lots of birds, plants and trees. They charge three dollars per person and they are such sweet people. The elderly women kissed us when we came back up the hill. It's a little...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the place from Mindo, which took awhile. When we got there, the portion was to take the cable car or a path. We took the path, but they charged us $5 to walk on it. We got to the first waterfall, enjoyed...More

Thank Traveler_snooze
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a lovely hike through the beautiful and biodiverse mindo rainforest to arrive to the waterfalls. We went to the large one first, and it was SO worth it! A beautiful powerful rush of water, and a reminder of the power of nature! As...More

Thank uclastarr
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We are going in April and I am terrified of heights. I would not be able to go on that cable car without having a heart attack. Is there a way to hike to the waterfalls without taking the cable car? I have been reading reviews, but it was kind of unclear. Thanks for any help
4 January 2017|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a path. A little hidden and the people selling the tickets for the Tarabita are not eager to point it out. Instead of walking Right to the ticket office, look LEFT and the path is just along the edge of a... More
Approximately how many hours would one recommend setting aside to hike the waterfalls? I am going to be adventurous and take a bus (not an organized tour) from Quito in the morning. I wanted to do ziplining in the morning and was wondering if I'd have time to do the waterfalls in the afternoon before catching a bus back to Quito in the late afternoon/early evening?
20 August 2016|
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Response from Evan M |
Yea you'd definitely have time. We did the same. Did the 10 canopy zip-line then went to the waterfalls. We did only do to the first big waterfall though, because we didn't wake up until late (wake up early that was our... More