Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Tour

Mindo Cloud Forest Private Day Tour

Mindo one of the most beautiful places close to Quito awaits for you!! Enjoy a very charming and unknown subtropical rainforest from the comfort of a customizable and flexible private day tour. Photograph hundreds of hummingbirds, toucans and many other exotic creatures from a very close distance!! Enjoy a spectacular view of the "cloud forest" from a cable car, and do a hike through a charming waterfall sanctuary...!!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province

Your guide will pick you up at 8:00 a.m. from your hotel in Quito, in order to visit this fascinating place full of wildlife!

Stop At: Tandayapa, Tandayapa, Pichincha Province

Mindo – Nambillo is an ecological reserve, with approximately 22.000 hectares of primary forest. Inside this preserved area we can find a natural complex of 15 waterfalls, each one of them with a different height and beauty!

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo Ecuador

Once at 1.900 meters above sea level (6,233 ft), hummingbirds, air plants, orchids and other surprising exotic species will take our full attention! After going all the way through the curvy road, we will stop at different viewpoints to enjoy the amazing scenery.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo Ecuador

After taking pictures, we will drive straight down to Mindo village, which is located at the southern edge of the Choco/Andean hotspots of biodiversity that stretches from south-western Colombia to north-western Ecuador. The Mindo area has international importance for birds, designated as the first area in South America by Birdlife International in 1997. On this enchanting green kingdom a profusion of life awaits your discovery! That is why you will take a cable car that goes through a 530 meters-long-cable, to the other side of the mountains!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mindo, Mindo, Pichincha Province

After the unforgettable ride, you will hike between 1 to 2 hours, depending on your physical condition, to visit the most beautiful waterfalls known as: “Ondinas”, “Guarumos”, “Colibríes”, “Madre” and “Los Maderos”. In any one of them you could have a refreshing soak! Your private guided tour will acquaint you with the exuberant vegetation of the cloud forest, its birdlife and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mindo, Mindo, Pichincha Province

You will have time for lunch and perhaps for other activities such as: the butterfly farm or the chocolate factory paying an additional little fee! Approximately at 5:30 p.m. you'll be back in your hotel in Quito.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Our guides and drivers will follow vehicle cleaning and personal care protocols, with disinfectant products during the tour."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 7 To 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from your hotel or address, within Quito's district, at 8:00 a.m.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transportation
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Mentioned itinerary and visits

Not Included

  • Meals
  • Cable Car Ride USD 5,oo
  • Hummingbirds' Farm USD 5,oo


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