Private Full-Day Mindo Tour from Quito
2 hours distance from Quito, in a valley of 1250 meters of altitude the small town Mindo is located which is well known for its cloud forest and semi tropical climate. It's home for many different species of birds and orchids. This place is perfect for bird watching, as it is home to many types of humid birds and many others.
Your tour stats with a pickup at your hotel and you will depart to Mindo, a cloud forest reservation located on the western slopes of the Andean highlands.
The first stop is at the Pahuma Orchid Reserve. You will do a short hike into the cloud forest with flora observation.
Then you will be transferred to Mindo’s best butterfly farm: Mariposas del Mindo!
In the afternoon you can optionally do a canopy ride or the Cacao Tour, an excursion to a cocoa farm with interpretation of the whole elaboration process of the finest chocolate with product tasting.
Hike to one of the Nambillo cascades in the middle of cloud forest!
The tour ends with the return to Quito (approx. 2 hrs.).