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Private Day Tour to Mindo - Waterfalls & Hummingbirds provided by Adventure Journeys

Private Day Tour to Mindo - Waterfalls & Hummingbirds

Private Day Tour to Mindo - Waterfalls & Hummingbirds
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About
This cloud forest tour allows you to walk through a wild orchid collection and visiting a beautiful jungle waterfall. For the ornithologists in the bunch, Mindo cloud forest is a birdwatcher's paradise! Another of its attractions of this cloud forest tour is a butterfly farm where you will watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons inches away. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land in your hands for a snack. But there is more to explore. You can go "tubing" (with several large inner-tubes tied together) as our steely-nerved guides steer you through thrilling rapids. Or try canopy ziplining or perhaps visit a tiny chocolate factory where you will have a chance to follow cacao through the entire process, from its harvest to its becoming a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa. Important Note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this trip
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • In the morning we take a 2 hours scenic drive through the western range of the Andean mountains, on the way it is very unique to see how the vegetation changes as we go lower in elevation, once in Mindo we will take a cable car (known as tarabita by the locals) to enter The Mindo Nambillo Forest Reserve, where we will hike for 2 hours to learn from our guide about the importance and the biodiversity of this ecosystem called The Cloud Forest, with some luck we may view different species of birds such as toucans, parrots, trogons, quetzals, etc. It is also posible to take a bath at the waterfalls, later your guide will suggest a place to eat in town, and then it is optional to visit the Chocolate factory or do one of the adventure activities like Ziplining or Tubing for an extra fee. In the afternoon before heading back to Quito, we will have an stop at the Sachatamia Reverve to view over 20 species of hummingbirds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • In the morning we take a 2 hours scenic drive through the western range of the Andean mountains, on the way it is very unique to see how the vegetation changes as we go lower in elevation, once in Mindo we will take a cable car (known as tarabita by the locals) to enter The Mindo Nambillo Forest Reserve, where we will hike for 2 hours to learn from our guide about the importance and the biodiversity of this ecosystem called The Cloud Forest, with some luck we may view different species of birds such as toucans, parrots, trogons, quetzals, etc. It is also posible to take a bath at the waterfalls, later your guide will suggest a place to eat in town, and then it is optional to visit the Chocolate factory or do one of the adventure activities like Ziplining or Tubing for an extra fee. In the afternoon before heading back to Quito, we will have an stop at the Sachatamia Reverve to view over 20 species of hummingbirds.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59685P19
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader
  • Entrances fee to the waterfalls & hummingbird reserve
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Chocolate factory USD $10 (optional)
  • Tips
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up passengers from all hotels located in Quito Old town & New Town. Pick ups from hotels located outsite these areas have an extra charge. Please contact the agency to check the extra charge.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader
  • Entrances fee to the waterfalls & hummingbird reserve
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Chocolate factory USD $10 (optional)
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up passengers from all hotels located in Quito Old town & New Town. Pick ups from hotels located outsite these areas have an extra charge. Please contact the agency to check the extra charge.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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

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Laura F
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Highlight of our 10 day trip!
Dec 2019
My family added this day tour out of Quito before our trip to the galapagos islands and it ended up being one of our favorite days of the whole trip! While a 2 hour drive each way, the view was beautiful and our guide Sofy told us a lot about Ecuador and the rainforest en route. We hiked to 3 waterfalls which was downhill on the way there are uphill on the way back. While it was a workout, my 55 year old parents had no trouble with it. We also visited an amazing hummingbird farm where they also grew coffee beans, and on the way back stopped at a chocolate factory where we got to learn about all the steps in the chocolate making process as well has enjoy many samples.
Written 2 January 2020
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Best way to experience Ecuador
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Awesome Sampling of Ecuador Experiences
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Ecuador blew my mind!!!!🌋
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Awesome Trip with Excellent Guides
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I had a wonderful trip with Adventure Journeys! Paul was the best guide; knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing. Jose
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Great tour with Adventure Journeys
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Best tour of Ecuador
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Experience of a lifetime
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Amazing Experience
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