Best TWO DAYS tour to Mindo cloud forest

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Tour Number

Activity Level

278937


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

For birdwatchers and nature lovers and those who want to completely relax, unwind


Mindo deserves at least a couple days stay in its surroundings. This is one of the best preserved areas of native cloud forest in the entire South American Andes chain. It is also considered the best spot in the country for bird watching with its more than 465 species of regional birds. I will loan you several pair of high quality, Nikon binoculars. Also, for nature and adrenaline sport lovers, this is a great area to hike, trek, raft, zip line climb or simply admire the scenery. I will refer you to and assist you booking one of several hotels of different types and costs; one is amazing, high up and built into cloud forest like a tree house. This tour price is for up to three people.

This tour can be for up to 10 people - see below

Itinerary

Depart your hotel
En route to Mindo visit the "Tulipe" museum and learn about the Yumbos, a primitive culture that lived in this region before the arrival of the Inca.
See an amazing profusion of hummingbirds up close, flying around you.
Ride jungle zip line or cable basket out and over the jungle but only if you like.
Visit a butterfly farm with hundreds of butterflies flying around you; right outside the farm you will have many species of hummingbirds around you.
Marvel at hundreds of different orchids, some giant and some so miniature that you will only see them through a magnifying glass.
Visit a very interesting demonstration of chocolate production from bean to finished products.
Trek to a waterfall while you learn the different plants and trees of the area.
Hike a cloud forest trail with mountain views, birds
Stop at Pululau volcano or Middle of the World or gorgeous Yunguilla (see my Heaven on Earth tour)
We probably cannot see and do everything listed above, but we will try.
Return to Quito hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the lobby of your Quito hotel

End location: At the lobby of your Quito hotel

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

1 or 3 people by nice, SUV with Vivian driving.
MORE THAN 3 PEOPLE AND UP TO 10: price for safe, comfortable, spacious commercially licensed driver and larger SUV, touring van or small bus depending on number of people - $688 total includes Vivian - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.

What’s Included

Vivian as your tour guide
Comfortable, quality SUV with Vivian driving.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 USD - Per person two day estimate for beverages, snacks, meals, entrance fees.

What’s Extra

Hotel, beverages, meals, personal expenses and entrance fees

A Recent Review of this tour

5 Stars is not enough for Vivian. She personalized our trip, adapting the itinerary even at the last moment to our whims. She made special arrangements for us (such as having places open up even on Mondays so that we wouldn't miss an amazing coffee or meal). She knew just who to call when we wanted an activity (mt biking), and was amazingly friendly and helpful throughout all of this. We're coming back to do some more touring, this time with our spouses! We love Vivi!
Helen Feltovich

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