Looking for nature around Quito? Lets go to Mindo!

8 to 12 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 4
Mobile ticket


Mindo is located two hours from the city of Quito towards the coast. This change in altitude and temperature makes it the perfect climate for wildlife. Being so, it is the perfect place to feel life itself.
A forest is known for its great variety of birds, plants, orchids, and a diversity of fruits. Where we will visit 5 waterfalls, we will learn about orchids and butterflies, and we will also learn to make chocolate.
Accompanied by a certificated local tour guide and driver, an open-minded ambient, good music and comfortability of its car. Feel free to ask! LGBTIQ 420 friendly.


  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province

We will pass through the northern part of the city of Quito, witnessing a more urban, populated and modern part of the city.

Pass By: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador

We will be able to show the change of hemisphere due to the equinoctial line that we will cross, we will also be able to see the monument in reference to the French Geodesic Mission that measured the earth in half, and from afar the green equatorial point on a mountain called Catequilla; finding the equinoctial line in our territory.

Stop At: Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden, Via al Mariposario Sector La Yaguira Baja a 2 Km del Pueblo de Mindo, Mindo 170167 Ecuador

Inside this place you can enjoy the magic of butterflies, see their entire life process and be able to take photos, manipulate them or just feel them. Entrance price $6

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo Ecuador

Here we will spend most of the time, because we will enter a natural reserve with approximately 7 waterfalls, any of them vary depending on the level of demand and difficulty of the traveler. To enter we will have to cross in a tarabita of approximately 500 meters; Within it we can refresh ourselves in the Nambillo river, admire different species of plants, insects, animals and feel nature in a pure way. Entry price $ 5

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mindo, Mindo, Pichincha Province

All the activities that we will carry out will take place in the surroundings of this town. For which we will visit it constantly, and it will also be where we will eat. Among my recommendations is the El Quetzal restaurant, in which we will have lunch and we will also have a chocolate tour, where we will learn the production process from its collection to the final product. $ 15
There are also other cheaper feeding options.

Duration: 2 hours

Time of tour

07:00 AM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
James is a KIA Seltos car grey color, my company's uniform is a gray polo shirt; better showed here in the pictures section. T
o avoid inconveniences. The meeting point will be confirmed prior to the service.
Some places/activities' availability may vary.
Already vaccinated; Keeping all biosafety standards, Covid free service.
We take care of each other.
If you are a solo traveler, i will leave the availability open in case somebody else wants to join us :)


  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Already vaccinated. Prefer to talk about it before physical contact. Some places/activities' availability may vary. Better to go during weekdays to avoid conglomeration. Keeping all biosafety standards, Covid free service. We take care of each other.


  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board
  • Mariposas de Mindo - Entrance price $6
  • Entry/Admission - Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Katy E
December 2021

Daniel is the best guide! He went above and beyond during our 3 days with him (we also did the Quito city tour, Otavalo tour, as well as airport pickup and drop off.) He even brought us local treats and provided a soundtrack of Ecuadorian music for us to listen to while we drove! First we visited...

September 2021

Daniel is the best tour guide ever! Full of patience and knowledge, loved to travel around with him! He is very concerned about your safety and goes beyond to provide and accommodate your needs! He is also a great person to have deep conversations with and funny to be around. I recommend Daniel a...

August 2019

Daniel consistently went out of his way to accommodate the wishes of my girlfriend & I who were visiting Ecuador for a short time in late July, 2019. Not only were some of the places we visited on our multiple day and two day outings to several well-known visitor spots (Baños, Quilotoa, Otavalo, ...

August 2019

we enjoyed the day with Daniel, good customized tour, good price, nice spots, great pictures, thank you!!

August 2019

I visited Quito last June and Daniel took me and my friends to very nice places. He is very funny and he knows a lot of things from the city. He to us to a very nice place in Cumbaya called el Chaquinan. If you ever been in NY, this place is very similar to the high line, but in the forest, very...

August 2019

The best tour guide ever! Has a lot of different options and help you making my trip cheap and local experience!

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