Day Tour Mindo

Mindo, Ecuador

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35 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Day Tour Mindo
Mindo, Ecuador

Optional Tours
  • Facebook verified
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35 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Mindo is a famous bird watching hotspot located in the magical cloud forest of Ecuador. You will be picked up from your hotel in Quito and drive around two hours. During your ride you will be surprised by the vegetational change from highlands into the lush green Ecuadorian cloud forest. Mindo is a small village located in the middle of a valley, and is famous for its waterfalls, breath taking birdwatching spots, and some adventurous river sports. In Mindo your driver will take you to the waterfalls and accompany you during this memorable hike. Afterwards you will have time to optionally do other activities, such as: visit a butterfly garden (entrance fee not included), go birdwatching, or do a chocolate tour (entrance fee not included).

On the way back to Quito we will stop for lunch (not included – to be paid locally) and continue then to visit the famous equatorial line. We will stop at the experimental museum Inti Ñan (entrance fee not included), where a museum guide will tell you all about the history of the different tribes and ethnicities of Ecuador and their relationships with the middle of the earth. Later, you will be taken to the actual equatorial line where you will be exposed to a variety of experiments that proof that you are standing in the middle of the world.

At the end of the afternoon you will return to your hotel in Quito.
 

Private Group – Minimum 2 passengers

Daily Departures - Yes

What’s included

  • Private Group
    Minimum 2 passengers
  • Transport (English)
    Transport (1-5 pax English speaking driver, and after 6 pax a separate driver and a guide)
  • Or Transport (French)
    "With French speaking Driver/Guide from 1 to 3 pax, and after 4 pax a separate driver and a guide French Speaking Entrance fee to waterfalls "
  • Lunch
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Entrance fee to Inti Nan

Available Packages

Guide English
$98
Guide French
$154

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35 reviews
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Reviews

Edison was a knowledgeable and personable guide, and picked the best that the Mindo area had to offer. The butterflies, the hummingbirds, and especially the chocolate factory experience, were all first rate. The waterfall is all right (bring your bathing suit if you want to spend the time), but it’s not a sufficient reason to go on the tour…
By Barry W for Day Tour Mindo on 21 Oct, 2021
This was an ok excursion. There was a lot of wasted time to accommodate the diver certification stop and subsequent diver only parts of trip. The snorkeling, once underway, paled in comparison to a previous simple beach snorkeling that was free. Lunch was so/so. Captain and cook/ diver guide were so nice, but other!?! Next time I’ll find and book in own with more discretion! Lot of boat time with little quality snorkeling and crowded as we picked up to extra FM’s on the dock!?!
By Susan L for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 17 Oct, 2021
I do not recommend this tour guide. My wife got too tired while swimming, but the guide was busy entertaining the pair of young chicas and did not notice my wife's difficulties until I got his attention.
By Weyman D for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 16 Oct, 2021
Over priced and late! You charged $85, but it was only $45 in airport. Your service required overnight and was late. Airport service was while you wait. I do not recommend this service.
By Weyman D for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 16 Oct, 2021
It was a nice trip until I got sick towards the end of the last 3 - 4 days. I'm not sure if it was the water or what I ate and whatever the fruits & vegetables that we ate were washed in.
By Lucian B for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2 -GYE on 15 Oct, 2021
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