Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito
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, Zip Line, rappelling etc..
This tour starts early in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel or accommodation in central Quito and head north to the Middle of the World complex. Here, you will make a short stop to take a unique picture if is the case. Then continue the drive toward Mindo by crossing through small towns like Calacali and Nanegalito. Stop on the way to visit the hummingbird garden in a local farm to see up to 15 species of hummingbirds 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.