Ecuador Cloud Forest: 2 Day Mindo Tour

Tour/Activity in Quito, Ecuador

About this activity

The mountain cloud forest on the western Andes is famous for its dense flora and best birdwatching.

Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO

Day 1

Inti Ñan Museum

Morning:

Galapagos PRO strongly recommends visiting the Inti ñan interactive museum where you can participate in many experiments: Can you balance an egg on a nail on the equator line? Does the direction of the water flow change when you stand on different sides of the line? The museum also provides an overview of the different cultures and indigenous peoples of Ecuador.

After this, drive on to visit the crater of Pululahua volcano. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack before your onward journey into the cloud forest.

Mindo Nature Reserve

Afternoon:

Two hours north-west of Quito, you will find the cloud forest of Mindo. The special clouds and vegetation create a fascinating, sometimes magical environment for a wonderful variety of species of hummingbirds and butterflies. We especially recommend this tour for bird lovers, as sightings of several hundred bird species have been registered in this area.

In the evening, you'll return to your chosen hotel.

Day 2

Morning:

Early risers should make the most of the oportunity to take a hike and observe exotic birds. The morning light and atmosphere in the fprest really is worth setting and early alarm for.

After breakfast, drive to the river where you can swim or drift down in a giant tire. If you prefer, you may opt for a bike ride or a good hike through the jungle instead.

Pueblo Nuevo

Afternoon:

After a tasty lunch in "La Mecha", you can try the sugarcane juice produced there, known as the juice of love. Afterwards, check out the community project Pueblo Nuevo, where you can taste more exotic juices and cheese and other local produce.

Later you return to Quito.

Wildlife & Nature
Landscapes & Sceneries