Mindo is a mountainous watershed situated in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. In this transitional area — which covers an area of 268 square kilometers (103 sq mi) and ranges from 960–3,440 metres (3,150–11,290 ft) above sea level — three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape, which consists of a patchwork of cloud forests.
Leaving Quito at 7:00am (Foch and Juan Leon Mera)
-Visit to butterfly farm
-Walk to waterfall (Tarabita or canopy)
-Visit chocolate factory and returning to Quito