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“Great tour. Magical Place”

Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours
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2 Days Bird Watching Tour from Quito
Ranked #4 of 16 Outdoor Activities in Mindo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the Nature wonders just 2 hours drive from Quito, you can visit here on a day trip or stay overnight at one of the several confortable lodges. Richard Hernandez takes you to different attractions like orchid reserves, butterfly garden,cable car, hikes to hidden waterfalls, birdwatching spots.Highly recommended for Nature Lovers. MINDO CLOUD FOREST
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Richard Hernandez did a great job. He took my family and me on a two-day guided tour of the Mido area. Right from the first contact to the final good-bye, he was professional and helpful. His knowledge of the area (and Ecuador as well) is impressively broad and he is skillful at communicating it. All in all, I highlight recommend Richard as a guide, and Mindo as a destination

Thank James R
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HernandezRichard, Owner at Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2015

I was delighted to have you and your family here in the area of Mindo Cloudforest. Thank you for your visit Mr. James.

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"flora and fauna"
in 8 reviews
"his enthusiasm"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 8 reviews
"chocolate factory"
in 6 reviews
"cloud forest"
in 16 reviews
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
"cable car"
in 7 reviews
"sharing information"
in 2 reviews
"booked a private tour"
in 2 reviews
"zip lining"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 3 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 2 reviews
"quick trip"
in 2 reviews
"butterfly farm"
in 4 reviews
"eco tourism"
in 2 reviews
"the reserve"
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in 6 reviews

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Worth the money, fresh trout lunch was great. Rain forest gide was very knowledgeable, saw lots of nirds especially humming birds.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We went with Gulliver, and had a good time. The listed programme wasn't followed, which was a bit of a surprise for some of the group, while it did make sense to skip bird watching, if it's too late in the day (you can only wonder why it's listed at all if it needs to be done at dawn, and we arrived in Mindo at 9). Started with a cable car to a water fall, followed by some fun zip-lining. We skipped the chocolate factory and went for a stroll in town instead.
Lunch was ok - we had to change restaurants as the first one had run out of food.
Finished it off with butterflies and hummingbirds.
On our way back, they made a quick stop at the Mitad del Mundo monument which was a nice bonus for me who didn't have time to visit it otherwise.

All in all an enjoyable day, recommend this.

1  Thank TiinaVirtanen
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Richard was an excellent tour guide. We started off with an excellent view of the crater town, hike through a jungle to a beautiful waterfall then onto Mindo where we zip lined (this is insanely fun), visited the butterfly farm, ate a delicious lunch and then Richard added a stop at the Middle of the World tour where you get to see and do some really neat stuff. And our trip wasn't complete until we stopped where Andrew Zimmern at Guinea Pig and we tried some ourselves. The day lasted almost 10 hours. Very professional and Rich's English is perfect.

Thank ScubaDavePhilly
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

We're so glad we found Richard and booked this day tour with him. We learned a ton about the flora and fauna of this area. Richard was born and raised in this wonderful place so he is very passionate about sharing information. Our favorite stop was the hummingbirds. We recommend this tour for sure.

Thank fishfamilyCalgary
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