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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip


Mindo Cloud Forest Tour

Welcome to Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip, a paradise for ecotourism and nature enthusiasts. Nestled in a beautiful subtropical valley in Ecuador, just 80 km (49 miles) away from Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, Mindo Cloud Forest offers a unique experience at an altitude ranging from 1,250 meters (4,101 ft) above sea level.Located in Canton San Miguel de Los Bancos, Mindo Cloud Forest boasts a pleasant climate, with an average temperature of 63.5°F (17.5°C). The rainy season extends from November to May, while the dry season typically lasts from May to November. Visitors can expect sunny and hot days, making it the perfect destination for day trips from Quito.

Looking for the perfect family Tour getaway?

Look no further than the enchanting Mindo Tour! Experience the beauty of Mindo Valley, a serene and picturesque destination nestled in the heart of Ecuador. With a variety of options, including family group tours ,small group tours ,Private Tour, Mindo offers an unforgettable experience for all  a option of tours from Quito.

Our carefully curated family tour packages are designed to cater to your every need, ensuring an enjoyable journey. From Quito to Mindo, it’s just a short and scenic drive away, making it a convenient escape from the bustling city life.

As you venture into Mindo, Ecuador, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking allure of the cloud forest, an ecological wonder teeming with life. Our Ecuador cloud forest tours will take you on an adventure through this natural paradise, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness the captivating San Tadeo birding or ornithological Point a haven for bird enthusiasts.

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Our ziplining Mindo experience is a thrilling highlight that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more. Explore the wonders of the Mindo Valley, and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the region.

For a more leisurely and immersive experience, our Mindo Day Tour offers a comprehensive journey through the cloud forest, providing an up-close encounter with the diverse flora and fauna. Don’t miss the chance to visit the charming Mindo Cloud Forest.

This tour is designed to cater to the entire family, ensuring that every member, young and old, has an unforgettable experience. Mindo is not just a destination; it’s a magical escape that allows you to connect with nature and create cherished memories.

Join us on the Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours !

Book now your day trip to Mindo from the city of Quito where we also have the City tour if you want to know the capital city and enjoy the charm of the cloud forest. Let Mindo be your destination for an unforgettable vacation!


  • Pick up/ Drop off
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel
  • Certified Bilingual Guide
  • Lunch
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy / Tirolesa 
  • Butterfly garden 
  • Granja de chocolate 
  • Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve


Mindo cloud forest day trip starts from Quito, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the trip to Mindo cloud forest:
  • 1. Birds of the Mindo cloud forest

    Mindo cloud forest Tour has several options to enjoy the hummingbirds watching, which are made in groups, in the morning or afternoon in the middle of the cloud forest of Mindo, another option is to go to Mindo cloud forest Lake where they have spaces with several species of hummingbirds. This will be our first stop during the Mindo cloud forest day trip.

  • 2. Mindo - Nambillo Cloud forest reserve and Waterfall

    We will hike to reach the Mindo - Nambillo Cloud forest reserve to visit the waterfall which is formed by the Nambillo River and has become a natural and attractive spa in Mindo Cloud forest, the waterfall is 49.21 fts (15 m) high and you can make jumps of 13.12 and 39.37 fts (4 and 12 m) for those who enjoy risk sports. The Nambillo waterfall has two natural pools for the enjoyment of crystal-clear waters without any risk.

  • 3. Mindo Cloud Forest Zip line (optional)

    Mindo Cloud Forest Zip line (optional)Mindo zipline is one of the most outstanding activities in Mindo cloud forest, the ziplining mindo is an adventure sport where a tour is done through steel cables, by means of a pulley and safety equipment, the distance of the cables can be 32.8 – 65.6 or 131.2 ft (10, 20 or 40 meters) long, during the flight in the ziplining mindo you can observe the trees, the fauna that inhabits them and experiences a unique adventure through the Mindo cloud forest tour.

  • 4. Butterflies Farm Mindo Cloud forest

    You will visit the butterfly garden Mindo, which is part of the botanical garden. In the butterfly garden you can appreciate and learn about the four stages of life of butterflies. The butterfly garden Mindo has more than 12,000 species which can be observed nearby.

  • 5. Mindo Cloud Forest Chocolate Tour

    To finish the Mindo Tour you will learn about the chocolate elaboration process and the tasting of this delicacy during the Mindo Chocolate Tour. After a wonderful day on the Mindo tour, you will return to Quito.

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Our Reviews About This Tour

Great landscapes and wildlife


I enjoyed this tour very much. Pedro, my tourguide, was great. He told me a lot about the area and he is very knowledgeable. We stopped at 2 places, where I could see a lot of hummingbirds and other birds. Because of the private tour I was more flexible, so I chose the Zipplining instead of the hike to the waterfall. That was great. The landscape of the Mindo Cloudforest is amazing. After that we went to the Butterfly farm and after lunch I got to know more about the local chocolate production. I loved this tour. Thank you very much for this experience. :-)

Janine A
December 30, 2023

Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip


Was an amazing day out with Pedro. We got to see so many birds and got some great photos. The Waterfall hike is a must, but wait until you have adjusted to the altitude in Quito first.


Ellen F
Brisbane, Australia
September 20, 2023

Great day trip!


We had a wonderful time visiting the cloud forest, the wildlife there is amazing. Our guide was exceptional, he was kind and funny and very patient. I had a hard time on the hike and he was very accommodating and let me take a break when I needed it. I would definitely recommend this trip.

Thomas L
September 19, 2023

Head in the Clouds


We had a great tour to the Mindo Cloud Forest! We loved our guide Miguel and our driver Jimmy. We learned a lot about Ecuador and the different areas, plants & animals on our drive to Mindo. We first visited a hummingbird sanctuary where at one time 5 hummingbirds were feeding from our hand. Next we got to ride a cable car across the top of the forest, which was so beautiful and fun. On the other side we hiked through the forest to see beautiful waterfalls, which you can swim in the pools if you want. Next we went to lunch at a traditional restaurant in Mindo and had time to visit some shops. Then we went to the butterflies and the chocolate experience where we learned about the “tree to bar” chocolate making process and got to taste a lot of chocolates. It was a wonderful day with friendly, informative guides. Thanks Miguel and Jimmy!


Santa Barbara, CA
August 22, 2023

Do it all like a ViP


Wow! I came to Ecuador for the Galapagos and added this to my first day, and I already feel like I had an incredible experience in this country. David was an incredible guide – friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He knows so much about both the nature and the history and narrated the whole trip. Jimmy was a great driver, and the car was very nice, modern, and clean. All the stops were charming and special. I got to try fresh banana, cafe, and cocoa right off the tree. Had delicious coffee, local food, ice cream, amazing chocolate, pastries… saw beautiful nature including a toucan and a macaw eating a frog (Jimmy has sharp eyes). Held a butterfly, put my feet under a waterfall, and watched hummingbirds battle for nectar a foot from my face. I think some of the other private tours were a bit jealous when I talked about my day. So definitely book with this company and cross your fingers for David and Jimmy (I have two more trips and will report back!)

Jessica K
Falls Church, VA
July 28, 2023

Private tour to Mindo

Such a beautiful place to see! Very nice tour guide who was able to customize the tour to do anything around Mindo. We stopped at a cafe on the way to get coffee and see some birds, then to do a guided bird tour in Mindo where I was able to hand feed hummingbirds, and hiked to a beautiful waterfall, then ended the day with a tour of a chocolate factory. Muy delisioso! Highly recommend this tour 😊
Anna H
July 17, 2023
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