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Mindo Cloud Forest
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About
We offer a guided tour with guides specialized in nature and activities that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 146543P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito, Avenida Francisco de Orellana 1172 Y, Quito 170150, Ecuador At the hotel or place of lodging
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
Departure details
  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito, Avenida Francisco de Orellana 1172 Y, Quito 170150, Ecuador At the hotel or place of lodging
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    JW Marriott Hotel Quito
    Avenida Francisco de Orellana 1172 Y, Quito 170150, Ecuador
    At the hotel or place of lodging
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    Bird watching, options such as waterfall walks, visit to the butterfly house, orchid garden, etc.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
19 reviews
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Ann W
1 contribution
Roberto is the best!
Oct 2021
Our guide, Roberto Cabrera, was wonderful. Our tours with him were a mix of wildlife viewing and shopping in some of the smaller towns outside Quito. He helped us around many sights during our two days of traveling with him and was always knowledgeable and cheerful, even when shopping with two old ladies. Plus, he's a very good driver. I recommend him highly.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much ladies for your visit to Ecuador and help to reactive the tourism in our country. You are allways welcome to Ecuador.
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charles Schabacker
Twin Falls, ID3 contributions
Ecuador, January, 2020
Jul 2020
Roberto took good care of us on this tour in January, 2020. The tour was fascinating and made even better with his very educational and informative commentary. We saw beautiful scenery and we did some of the fun, touristy stuff, such as see lots of beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies, and then he took us to his own personal and private bird-watching location. We were very fortunate to see the elusive Andean Cock of the Rock in large numbers. It was so fun and exciting! The next day Roberto took us to the Papallacta Hot Springs, which was well worth the trip. We had a wonderful time with Roberto, we felt safe and he treated us like family. Thanks, Roberto, for helping to make our vacation to Ecuador such a fun and memorable time!!
Written 2 June 2021
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robertocarlosguide
Thanks friends for your visit to my country Ecuador. We had an amazing day tours and moments specially watching the high light bird " Andean Cock of the Rock" Do not forget Ecuador waits for you.
Written 3 June 2021
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Elizabeth G
Honolulu, HI10 contributions
Bird tours are a must
Dec 2020 • Couples
Roberto was a wonderful guide. He took us on off-the-beaten path locations so we could avoid crowds-- just our speed! He is a true birder and offers great information.
Written 28 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your visit to my country. We had a great time and We watched many colorfull birds. Do not forget you are allways welcome to Ecuador.
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shaan
1 contribution
Mindo Cloud Forest tour
Dec 2019
Juan was my guide for the day - he is a wonderful person, highly knowledgeable, great conversationalist and I had a great time with him - I photographed hummingbirds & butterflies and enjoyed the Mindo chocolate factory lesson and lunch.
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wozzeck42
Altadena, CA3 contributions
Great Day Tour of Mindo
Dec 2019
I was first contacted a couple of days before the reservation through What's App by the tour company after booking, they let me know that my guide/driver would contact me later. Juan Cevallos was our assigned guide/driver, and he was wonderful. Using What's App, Juan arranged to pick us up at the apartment that we rented in Quito, and he drove us to Mindo in a newer model Hyundai SUV. He was a great driver, very conscientious and safe, which is important. We learned a lot about living in Ecuador during the drive from Juan. It was a nice day, stopping at a small batch chocolate producer in Mindo (and we had a great lunch there too - El Quetzal de Mindo, my wife is vegan and she had a really good ceviche vegano), we stopped at a small butterfly farm, and also at a reserve to see hummingbirds. Juan was always interested in our comfort and was a good guide, I would highly recommend Juan as a guide, and Great Horned Owl delivered on a great day.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janet P
4 contributions
Mindo Rain Forest Day
Dec 2019
Roberto guided our family. He was very adventurous and shaped the day according to our need for activity and love of nature. We were grateful for his enthusiastic knowledge of the area's birds and other animals. Our driver, Jose, navigated us down several dirt roads with skill.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vida
Canberra, Australia40 contributions
Fantastic guiding by Roberto!
Oct 2019 • Couples
During a very difficult time in Ecuador, Roberto drove us to fabulous Mindo, took us birdwatching, ziplining, hiking and the centre of the world.
We experienced the wonderful local hospitality in cafeterias and hostelrias that we would not have found without him.
Thank you! R&V
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter M
Eden, Australia57 contributions
Fantastic day in the Cloud Forest
Aug 2019
My wife and I booked a tour from Quito, to the Cloud Forest and village of Mindo in Aug 2109. Roberto was our guide and looked after us wonderfully. He was happy to tailor the tour to cover our interest so we ended up visiting the "Middle of the World" on our way out of Quito, then two different bird sanctuaries in the Cloud Forest, had lunch in Mindo and then did a coffee tour before heading back to Quito.
I particularly liked seeing the hummingbirds, which we had not seen previously, and Roberto was very passionate about birds and a real font of knowledge.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mountains-Beach B
Boulder, CO6 contributions
2 Days with Roberto
Jun 2019 • Family
We had an excellent experience having Roberto with Great Horn Owl Adventures and Wild Life Tours, as our guide for a day and a half we spent in Quito in June 2019. We are a family of four from Boulder, CO, USA, with two sons, ages 15 and 17. We stayed at the JW Marriott in Quito and their concierge recommended Roberto. We were pleasantly surprised that we were greeted at the Marriott lobby by Roberto and he had a driver with him too, so Roberto was able to talk to us while the driver navigated the roads. This was also advantageous because we were often dropped off at one location and picked up at another and we didn’t have to spend time looking for parking in the city. Roberto spoke excellent English, he is very personable and is also very knowledgeable about the churches, Old Town, history — he was able to answer all of our questions! His minivan was super clean, spacious and it didn’t smell of any cigarettes —we were happy that Roberto and the driver were non-smokers. The first half day we hired Roberto we went to the Middle of the World Equator tour, walked around Old Town Quito and then up the gondola for sunset. We were dropped off at the restaurant where we had made a dinner reservation. The next day we were picked up at 9:30 a.m. and per Roberto’s suggestion, we went bird watching, and then to a wonderful restaurant in Mindo. We then went zip lining in the Cloud Forrest. Roberto then took us to a roadside restaurant that we wouldn’t have gone to otherwise and it turned out to be of our favorites! None of us got sick, so he knew where to take us for sure! We really enjoyed his company and the driver was very kind too, although didn’t speak English. We would highly recommend Roberto with his company Great Horned Owl for your stay in Quito — You will be in great hands and have a wonderful customized tour to your liking!
Written 23 June 2019
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Pam
Greenwich, CT8 contributions
Mindo cloud forest
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I took a tour with Roberto to the Mindo cloud forest Last Friday April 12 2019
Roberto showed us many species of hummingbirds butterflies orchid and flora. Most enjoyable was the 4 mile hike into the waterfalls in the cloud forest and the tram ride over the valley floor. On our way home we stopped for a lovely coffee where we saw many hummingbirds parrots and other animals. Roberto and the driver (very safe/excellent driver) were fun to spend the day with and we appreciate all their efforts to make it a most wonderful trip. Even when there was a boulder that blocked the road coming home which caused a road closure for several hours our driver was able to maneuver his way through an alternate route and got us back to our hotel without any problem. I Highly recommend Roberta and GreatHornedOwltours.com touring company to Anyone visiting the Quito Ecuador area
Written 15 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Superdudley
Superdudley
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Excellent tour company and guides
Had an amazing day with Juan going to the Farinroses orchard, the equator museum and he was kind enough to accompan
ALFAFlorida
ALFAFlorida
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Great experience with a Tour in Quito
I did the Cable Car and Middle of the World Tour with Juan Cevallos What a great Tour Guide and therefore what a gr
philip2022
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Fantastic views and great guide!
Went with Juan Cevallos to hike up the volcano and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Juan has great Engl
Cindy M
Cindy M
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Three Perfect Days in Quito
We recently visited Quito Ecuador en route to the Galapagos Islands. We stayed at the lovely JW Marriott and they r
Nicki E
Nicki E
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Fantastic
What a treasure Roberto is! As he drove us from the Quito airport to Mindo, he offered to stop at a birding spot on
Onesimus
Onesimus
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A Rich Reflection and Beautiful Tour
Roberto is an excellent guide. He arrived promptly at my hotel and guided me on the Quito City Tour. He moved thr
Y6636FYpeterw
Y6636FYpeterw
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Excellent
We where in Quito for 2 days, Celerity Cruises had canceled our tours at the last minute. The JW Marriott Quito rec
DPasz
DPasz
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Mindo & Spa
Roberto was our driver and guide and did a fantastic job for two days. He was very informative, knowledgeable and a
Norman R
Norman R
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Two terrific days
Roberto was perfect. He took us to Cotapaxi for a day, with a stop at a terrific restaurant in a 300-year-old build
Destination793774
Destination793774
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Excellent Rour Guide for Otavalo Market and Area!
This was my first trip to Ecuador, and my friend and I wanted to go outside of Quito to see the beautiful countrysi
delainiejames
delainiejames
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Custom Quito tour-Teleferiqo and Mitad del Mundo
We had a customized 6 hour tour with Juan and his driver in a private vehicle. We highly recommend as it was an exc
Gogogal55
Gogogal55
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Just what we asked for.
We were staying in Quito Ecuador for a few days prior to heading to the Galapagos for Christmas and had booked the
sydney70
sydney70
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Excellent Half Day City Tour with Roberto
We had a private half day tour which was very flexible to our needs. An overview of the city and a visit to Mitad d
Gabriel L
Gabriel L
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Best Guide and driver in Quito
Wow! Amazing experience in Quito with Roberto and Darwin can’t believe everything they show us explains everything
Janey B
Janey B
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10 day Tour of Ecuador
Absolutely fantastic! After my husband and I spent a week in the Galapagos we returned to Quito and started a wonde
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