Mindo (also known as the Mindo Valley) is a mountainous watershed situated in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. In this transitional area — which covers an area of 268 square kilometers (103 sq mi) and ranges from 960–3,440 metres (3,150–11,290 ft) above sea level — three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape, which consists of a patchwork of cloud forests, secondary forests, agricultural land, and human settlements.
The Mindo Valley is among the most heavily visited locations in Ecuador. Nearly 200,000 tourists visit the area annually to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, birdwatching, and herping. Besides its well-developed tourism infrastructure, it offers several private reserves and lodges known for their montane forests, waterfalls and unique cloud forest biodiversity.
Discover one of the word’s most bio-diverse sites; Mindo – Nambillo Cloud Forest, get mesmerized by the colors in Mindo’s butterfly farm and the orchid garden, fully costumizable and fleixble Mindo trip, let us know what you whant to do: Pick an adventure-filled excursion with hikes to the cascade or the the Mindo zip line, walk to the waterfalls, or just swim beneath the waterfall of Nambillo River, take a ride on Mindo’s infamous Tarabita across and amazing landscape.
Comfortable clothing,hiking shoes, hat, rain jacket, swimming suit and towel, sunscreen, Insect repelet,sunglasses, camera.
Bilingual Professional Guide, transportation,lunch.
Entrances fee, cost of extra activities not listed, hotel in Quito (we can arrange your hotel accommodation if need), tips & Gratuities (optional).