Depart from Quito, where you can appreciate the impressive change of vegetation and climate, to reach the area Mindo Cloud Forest. Enjoy a hike in the protected forest with over 400 exotic species of birds, butterflies and orchids.
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
|Categories||Hiking Getaway, Hiking|
Daily 08:30 - 18:00
You will leave Quito at around 8am in your private transportation with your tour guide.
The Mindo Valley is among the most heavily visited locations in Ecuador. Nearly 200,000 tourists visit the area annually to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, birdwatching, and herping. Much of the land is privately protected, and an additional 86 square kilometers (33 sq mi) falls within the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve (Spanish: Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo).
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, secondary forests, agricultural land, and human settlements.