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Mariposas de Mindo

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Address: Km. de la poblacion de Mindo Via las Cascadas sector yaguira s/n, Mindo, Ecuador
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+593 2-224-2712
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US$238.00*
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Private Full-Day Mindo Tour from Quito
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So many butterflies

I went to both butterfly places in Mindo and this is the best by far. They gave a great explanation of the process and it was wonderful to see all stages of development, including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to both butterfly places in Mindo and this is the best by far. They gave a great explanation of the process and it was wonderful to see all stages of development, including butterflies that were just out of the cocoon and still drying off. There was so many butterflies and varieties it was beautiful. They were landing on... More 

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Sorsele, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Within walking distance from Mindo town, the Mariposario provides a welcome break from the hippie and backpacker infested cafés and bars. Keep your senses alert, and you may discover a multitude of plants, birds and butterflies already on your walk there. Inside the Mariposario, you are surrounded by thousands of eagerly fluttering butterflies of every imaginable shape and colour. This... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much more than we expected. There's many different butterfly species in all their growth stages. It's a great picture opportunity! Some butterflies will even land on you and stay there.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could have stayed here for hours. I was not able to upload a video to demonstrate what it was like, but you cannot imagine how many butterflies and how many different kinds of butterflies inhabit this space. It was enchanting. Tip: there was one man wearing khakis and the butterflies seemed drawn to them - he was covered! So... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds here are lovely and you're not cornered into a rigid structure. They give you a brief orientation and then turn you loose in the enclosure. I'm not sure how many species there are, but you are not left wanting more color and photo opportunities. I stayed over an hour. Some folks were there longer and others were in... More 

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Forslov, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for a day-excursion from Quito. A total immersion into the giant cage with thousands of of butterflies with a knowlegeable guide and live samples explaining all phases of their lives.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A pretty place to walk into but WOW! First you get a short tour and explanation of the life of a butterfly and then you are left on your own to watch sit and enjoy thier life in action around you. Just to be that close to the amazing creations fluttering everywhere and landing right on you so you can... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

For $6, we saw more beautiful butterflies than we've seen elsewhere. It isn't extremely modern, just a natural place blending in with the landscape and doing a great job producing butterflies. Hard to sit for more than a moment before several settle on you shoulder!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

After a short introduction about the work carried out at the centre and information about the life cycle of the butterflies you enter an indoor garden full of a wide variety of different species of butterflies and a small orchid garden. You can also see new butterflies emerging from their pupa. We got some amazing photos and spent a very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A great place to see lots of butterflies up close and in/ even on your face. They do a good job here of breeding the butterflies for the wild and educating people. Well worth a visit

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