Ecuador Group Tour: Mindo and its surrounding Cloud Forest

Tour/Activity in Quito, Ecuador

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Discover Mindo and the mystical Cloud Forest.

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Mindo and the mystical Cloud Forest

Early in the morning you will leave Quito for Mindo. After about 2 hours of driving, you will be in the middle of the Cloud Forest, considered one of the most biodiverse areas in Ecuador and home to some of the most amazing hummingbirds and butterflies.

Your first stop will be in Nanegalito, where you can buy some food. Try the local fruits and the traditional fries of the region! (Meals are not included in the tour price.)

Once in Mindo, start the day at the famous butterfly farm, where over 100 species can be found and you can learn about the different butterfly species of Ecuador. (Entrance fee not included, approx. 8 USD)

Afterwards, climb a hill to take a cable car ride for a 360-degree view of the forest. On the other side of the river, you will take a hike to one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Mindo. Feel free to bring your swimming costume to take a dip in the cool waters! (Entrance fee not included, approx. 8 USD) You will have free time to enjoy the cool waters and a delicious lunch.

At the end of the day, a special chocolate experience awaits you, where you will learn about the process of transforming cacao into 100% Ecuadorian chocolate. The following chocolate tasting will allow you to taste the different flavours.

Afterwards, you return to Quito. Subject to change. The order of stops may vary.

Please note that the mentioned entrance fees are not guaranteed and may vary.

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