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Itinerary
This tour starts early in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel or accommodation in central Quito and head to the northwest of the city. Admiring the landscape on the Andes Mountains we will make the first stop the visit the hummingbird Garden. A unique spot a local farm to see from 10 to 20 species of hummingbirds ( depending on the season or time of the day) and try local tropical fruits.

Then, you will reach the Mindo Protected Reserve area (1,300 meters above sea level). Located northwest of Quito, this is one of the highest biodiversity places in the world, this area is also known as the birdwatcher’s paradise. Here you can enjoy of many unique activities which include canopy, rappelling, tubing, a chocolate factory, the Hummingbird Garden, waterfall hiking, orchid garden and many more (cost of activities not included). Have a wonderful time enjoying everything this beautiful cloud forest offers.

After a fun-filled day, you will return to Quito.
Locations visited
Maquipucuna Reserve
Latin Adventures - Day Tours
Overview
Discover the amazingly diverse wildlife and scenic beauty of the cloud forests of Mindo during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. This unique ecological area is known for having one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity anywhere on earth, including numerous exotic species of birds along with a wealth of fun attractions. During your excursion you'll first stop by Quito's 'Middle of the World' monument on the equator before proceeding to Mindo, where you can choose from among a range of optional activities (at your own expense) including a waterfall hike, a visit to a chocolate factory, an orchid garden tour, a bird-watching trip with a local expert and much more.
Highlights
  • Explore the cloud forests of Mindo during this day trip from Quito
  • Stop by the 'Middle of the World' complex which marks the earth's geographic equator
  • Discover the amazing biodiversity, including a startling wealth of bird life, at the unique ecological reserve in Mindo
  • Pick from among a range of activities including a waterfall hike, visit to an orchid garden, trip to a chocolate factory and more
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Reviewed 15 May 2018
Not a cloud forest tour with birds at the hours they take you!!

If you want to see any birds other than hummingbirds in someone's backyard, take a crack of dawn birder tour. Lesson learned for me. Our guide was very nice and competent but it was honestly a long van ride and a brutal hike to a...More

8  Thank Anonymous855
Dante G, Propietario at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Customer, Thanks for your comment. It will help other visitors to know more about the activities and what we do and service. Mindo Cloud Forest is know because of the birds. Everybody knows that. If visitors want to see birds it must start around...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Fantastic tour!

I really enjoyed this tour. Francisco, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Since there were only 2 of us in the tour, he was very flexible and made sure we had time to do all the activities we wanted to do. We did a...More

1  Thank Hira J
Reviewed 4 April 2018
Unforgettable Day!

Driver Gabriel & Guide Diego picked us up for a fun packed adventure in the Mindo Cloud Forest which included watching hummingbirds, rappelling down waterfalls, & touring & tasting at a chocolate factory. This was my husband & my first time rappelling and it was...More

3  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 20 March 2018
So glad I did it!

I had all day to kill before my 2am flight.So, I say Mindo!!! A lush, bio diversity of sheer beauty awaits.Green and more.See the butterfly garden,includes a small pond where fish swim,and white geese want to peck at you. .A special place for hummingbirds,see blue...More

4  Thank Florence A
Reviewed 11 January 2018
Overpriced Taxi Service

This is the second time I have provided this post. After my initial post the merchant responded, but I was unable to provide a response. I tried to delete the post and respond in a new post, but TripAdvisor would not allow me to put...More

6  Thank Dan1081
Dante G, Propietario at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Customer It clearly exposes in Viator about Mitad del Mundo, It does not say "visit for long time in Mitad del Mundo as you requested our guide" , because we won´t have time to spend in Mindo. They guide told us that you didn´t...More

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