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Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

4.5 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Quindetour Cia. Ltda

Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

Activity provider: Quindetour Cia. Ltda
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From US$ 149 per person

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Discover the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest, a forest famous for its beautiful scenery and birding sites, on a private guided tour from Quito. Ride a cable car across the forest canopy, and visit the waterfalls and butterfly garden.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Quito located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre.
Private group


  • Visit the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest with a private guide and get the most out of your experience
  • Ride a cable car over the forest and discover Nambillo Waterfall
  • Immerse yourself in the butterfly garden and see over 1,200 butterflies
  • Benefit from included hotel pickup and drop-off for maximum convenience
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Quito, take a 2-hour ride to the Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo. Explore the cloud forest with your private bilingual guide, and appreciate the picturesque scenery even more on an included cable car ride. Learn about the 4 stages in the lives of butterflies at the butterfly garden, where you can observe around 1,200 of these colorful creatures. Next, walk through the cloud forest to one of the most visited natural attractions in Mindo, the Nambillo Waterfall. Formed by a rapid in the Nambillo, it's a popular natural spa. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the pool area, if you like. At the end of your, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in Quito.
  • Private roundtrip transportation from hotels in Quito located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre
  • Private bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
  • Butterfly habitat entrance
  • Mindo Nambillo Waterfall entrance
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Other activities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off are available from hotels located in La Carolina, La Mariscal, and the Historic Centre of Quito
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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We saw a lot of birds, butterflies, great cable car and hike to the waterfall, and good lunch in Mindo. Some costs were included in the prices. When we were leaving the bird place, the guide and the owner came up to us and said the donation of $5 a person was requested but not included in the price. We felt obligated to pay since the owner was right there. I would have preferred that cost to be added to the overall prices.

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December 30, 2022

We were picked up from our hotel by Ivan our guide and taken to the wonderful Mindow Valley and cloud forest.we stopped on the way for coffee at a cafe which had humming birds at the rear then on to the butterfly farm then up the mountain to the cable cars , an experience we won't forget Ivan was a brilliant guide he allowed us to do things at our own pace and is very knowledgeable about the wild life and the forest nothing was too much trouble for him. A brilliant day with a brilliant guide

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November 12, 2022

Really sweet guide and with the opportunity to decide for yourself what you would spend the day on. We thought the zipline was included in the price but it was a different cable car. So it cost so just a little on top. The lunch that was included was not very inviting ..

March 27, 2022

Product ID: 307043