Private Tour: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve From Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Holiday Inn Express Quito, Ave. Orellana E6-54 Y Calle, Reina Victoria, Quito 170522, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private services depart and return from the following hotels: Reina Isabe.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the diverse natural landscapes of Ecuador on a private tour of the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve from Quito. See gorgeous waterfalls and rushing rivers amid the tropical rainforest, and catch sight of unique species of insects and birds. During your hike, customized to your comfort level, your expert guide will inform you about the flora and fauna from the mossy forest floor to the canopy. This trip is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and bird-lovers! Lunch is included in your full-day tour.

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Stop At: Nambilla Cascadas, Mindo, Pichincha Province

It's formed when the Nambilllo River precipitates and it is a natural resort that is especially popular for water sports such as rafting, swimming, hiking and picnics, achieving visitor distraction and fun.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mariposario de Mindo, Mindo, Pichincha Province

It has more than 18 species of butterflies that, by the hundreds, fly attractive, very close to visitors. You will have the opportunity to marvel at the process of these insects from their egg state to their butterfly transformation,

Duration: 20 minutes



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off



Entry/Admission - Mariposario de Mindo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing, swimwear and a towel

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Aug-2015

    This day trip did not deliver what we expected. We expected as it was billed bird watching in the cloud forest with visits to waterfalls. WE were picked up by both a driver and a guide in a 20 seat mini bus which was uncomfortable and for 2 people not appropriate. We needed only 1 driver/guide in a smaller SUV. When we arrived at Mindo we found out we visit only 1 water fall and that the bird watching turns out to be 2 hummingbird feeders at a butterfly farm and an orchid farm. At Mindo we picked up a local naturalist guide and another driver. The naturalist guide at least was very good. She pointed out the forest vegetation and helped look for birds as we walked to the waterfall. She identified the various hummingbirds we saw at the feeders for us whereas the guide as part of the excursion from Quito would only indicate hummingbirds! This excursion is not a bird watchers trip to the cloud forest but in reality a trip to Mindo and select a series of adventure activities and there is a strong push to select a chocolate factory which we had no interest in doing. One activity billed as a canopy experience was in reality zip lining. To us a canopy experience is a canopy walk. Overall we felt this trip was not as expected and extremely over priced for what we got. At half the price we paid we might have been satisfied.

  • 15-Jun-2015

    Ivan was great, new his stuff and made it interesting. Mindo was a great place to visit with lots of activities to do. I loved it.

  • 15-Jun-2015

    Great tour. Friendly and knowledgeable guide, flexibility on schedule and what to see etc. Recommended.

  • 08-Jan-2015

    Had a great time. Really enjoyed the zip-lining!

  • 21-Jan-2014

    If you have more time to spend in Mindo, it would be nice to spend a few days to really see the birds and nature. But if you don't, this tour packed a lot of things in one day. Great guides and drivers. There are some great views on the way through the mountains. I've visited several butterfly farms before, but the butterflies at the Mindo one were the "friendliest" I've encountered, and loved to land on you. The hike through the cloud forest first required travel across a valley in a little open cable car, a bit frightening but nice views. Interesting plants and birds were pointed out along the way (although since we were there around noon, the birds were not as active). The waterfall is beautiful at the end. The stop at the orchid house lets you see some very tiny orchids. Lunch at the restaurant included amazing views of many different types of hummingbirds and tanagers. A great day!

  • 23-Jul-2010

    Awesome zip lining!