Mindo Cloud Forest Hiking 1D
The area known as Mindo – which encompasses the watersheds of the rivers Tandayapa, Nambillo and Mindo – is world-renowned as one of the most bird-diverse corners of the planet. Activities to enjoy in this excellent playground area for lovers of the great outdoors include bird watching, trekking and camping, visits to orchidaria and butterfly farms and horseback riding. We offer rappelling and canyoning down waterfalls, tubing (sitting in a truck-size inner tube as the river carries you effortlessly downriver) and, further downstream, white-water rafting and kayaking.
We will departure after breakfast going north from Quito. On our way, we will admire amazing changes of vegetation and weather until we get to Mindo in the Cloud forest. We will visit the waterfalls enjoying the natural forest, crystalline rivers and more than 400 exotic species of birds, butterflies and orchids. After lunch, we will engage in an exciting canopy adventure. Once we finish our canopying, we will return to Quito.
Private transportation, English-speaking guide, lunch.
Health and travel insurance, personal equipment, personal expenses, beverages and tips.
What to bring
Rain wear, sun cream, sunglasses, hat with brim, warm clothing, small pack, camera.