Mindo Day Tour Including Chocolate Tasting, Hummingbirds, And Cloud Forest Hike - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up / drop off outside of the city has an extra charge
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy an 8-hour tour to Mindo, located just 2-hours from Quito, and get a day away from the hustle and bustle. This is a great option to be in touch with nature and enjoy of the amazing surroundings, scenery and climate of this protected area, where you can enjoy optional activities such as the hummingbird garden, chocolate tour, waterfalls, butterflies farm, canopy, rappelling, hiking into the forest, birds, etc..

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo, Pichincha Province

It is a mountainous watershed 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. Nearly 200,000 tourists visit the area annually to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, birdwatching, Chocolate Making and herping.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions

Pick-up and drop-off centrally hotels in Quito

Certified English / Spanish speaking guide

All-inclusive: Tubing, Canopy (3 lines) (hike to waterfalls), Tarzan Swing, Chocolate Tasting, lunch

Small groups include: Hummingbird Garden, Hike to waterfalls (Tarabita)

Private transportation

Entry/Admission - Alambi Reserve

Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve

Exclusions

Lunch

Canopy USD $20

Orchids & butterflies USD $5

Tubing USD $8

Tips

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Aug-2022

    We had an amazing day on our day trip to Mindo from Quito. Oscar was our tour guide and he was the best. Our original trip included zip lining and a Tarzan swing but we had just done zip lining and a large swing in Banos the day before so wanted some different activities. He had no problem changing our schedule last minute. We visited a beautiful butterfly farm, hiked along waterfalls, went tubing in a river (which was very cold but very fun), and had the best coffee and chocolate. Mindo was one of our favorite places we visited in Ecuador. We highly recommend this day tour and ask for Oscar if you can!

  • 27-Jul-2022

    This tour was a lot of fun. The views of the mountains were GORGEOUS! The hummingbird garden was insane. We must have seen dozens of them. My favorite part was the cable car that gave us the most breathtaking view of the cloud forest. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

  • 27-May-2022

    My husband and I had a fantastic time touring Mindo with our guide Óscar and our driver Bolívar. Our main objective was to spend a day in the cloud forest hiking to waterfalls and ziplining, but our trip was so much more than that. Óscar taught us about the hummingbirds, orchids and butterflies and how the flora changes through the different altitudes. After a super fun and exhausting day, we had a delicious meal at El Chef in Mindo and finished with a coffee from Mindo Forest Coffee and Tea. (note to anyone traveling with Óscar, you should totally trust his restaurant recommendations. He knows his stuff!) Óscar and Bolívar really went above and beyond to get us back to our hotel safely during a very busy night in Quito’s old town with lots of closed roads due to a show happening in front of our hotel. ¡Gracias a Óscar y Bolívar!

  • 28-Mar-2022

    Amazing day with our guide Diego, very knowledgeable and very pleasant, the sights we went to were brilliant, highly recommended

  • 04-Oct-2021

    Everything was amazing but our guide was incredible! Very knowledgeable, spoke great English to make it easier for us to understand, was really amazing.

  • 20-Sep-2021

    Fabulous tour with knowledgeable guide I highly suggest Rodrigo. He know a lot of nature and their environment …so nice he is a Diamond for your tour! Beautiful humming birds so many varietals. Gorgeous hike in cloud forest with waterfalls. Ending with chocolate tasting and learning how they make these chocolates as they make it right there YUM. Fab !

  • 14-Sep-2021

    Spectacular day outside of Quito. We started off going to the hummingbirds which are so fun to watch as there are a ton of them. We did the zip-lining which is always a favorite of our kids. There is definitely some walking with the zip lines. We also hiked the waterfall which is a fun little hike. Last we stopped for lunch and the food was excellent. The guide and drive were excellent and knowledgeable about the area.

  • 21-Aug-2021

    My husband, 8-year-old daughter and I had a private tour, and all had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Fabián was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. On the ride to Mindo he shared lots of interesting history, and the views were beautiful, so the time passed quickly. The hummingbird sanctuary was a nice stop - my daughter was entranced by the hummingbirds and tanagers. Next we stopped at the Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, where we had a beautiful hike down to the Nambillo waterfall, and back up to the canopy on the other side of the Nambillo River, where we took a cable car back across the canopy. Fabián spotted a toucan during the hike, and we were able to observe it for several minutes. Next we stopped at a butterfly farm for a brief tour and lunch. My daughter loved the butterflies, and the setting for our meal was lovely, but I probably would have preferred to skip this and have lunch in Mindo town. Next we went into town to tour Yumbos, an artisanal chocolatier. We tasted some absolutely delicious chocolate made from the beans of the relatively rare “arriba” cacao tree, and learned about the chocolate making process. On the ride back to Quito, the clouds rolled in and it started raining, which made for a peaceful trip back to the hotel. I highly recommend this tour, and especially our guide Fabián.

  • 20-Jul-2021

    We did the Mindo Day Tour including Chocolate Tasting, Hummingbirds, and Cloud Forest Hike tour. Everything was better than expected. Dante at the front office helped resolve an issue with the reservation made thru Viator. Miriam our tour guide and the driver were excellent. The Hummingbird visit was AMAZING, and a great surprise meeting an American that leases part of the property to grow coffee beans, which he lets you sample and also sells bags. We added the Ziplines to our tour and it was a blast. I’ve done several before, but the long, tall run was the fastest one I’ve ever done. They also let my teenage kids do the butterfly & Superman poses. Miriam also suggested the Caskaffesu restaurant in Mindo. The food had a little of everything, and the dishes were a culinary delight. The prices were spot on for the quality and quantity of food we received.

  • 13-Jul-2021

    I highly recommend the Mindo Forrest tour with Isra. The scenery is spectacular and Isra is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Booking was seamless and it was easy to communicate with Isra ahead of the tour.

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