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FULL DAY, Hummingbirds and Cloud Forest. Mindo town and reserves - 1 Day

We depart from Quito in the early morning. Pick up at your hotel. We drive northwest of Quito and along the way we will admire the impressive change of vegetation and weather until we reach the Northwest Cloud Forest. Called cloud forest because it is covered by a temporary or seasonal mist at the canopy of the forest. This ecosystem also known as “Chocó” holds a great diversity of species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic. We will first visit a hummingbird garden where we will have the chance to see an amazing number of individuals of several species. We will continue to Mindo town and the butterfly farm which contains some of the biggest and most attractive butterflies of the region, like Blue Morphos and Owl-eye Butterflies. We will have lunch at a restaurant in the town and we will have a little time to enjoy this place before continuing to our next destination.
For chocolate lovers we will visit one of the best artisanal chocolate factories in the region and learn about the process of making one of the best chocolate in Ecuador, from the cacao tree to the chocolate bar that you will have the chance to sample. For groups that doesn’t like chocolate the will be a chance to change the activity previous notification to go hike in one of the Nature reserves in the upper cloud forest.

We depart from Quito in the early morning. Pick up at your hotel. We drive northwest of Quito and along the way we will admire the impressive change of vegetation and weather until we reach the Northwest Cloud Forest. Called cloud forest because it is covered by a temporary or seasonal mist at the canopy of the forest. This ecosystem also known as “Chocó” holds a great diversity of species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic. We will first visit a hummingbird garden where we will have the chance to see an amazing number of individuals of several species. We will continue to Mindo town and the butterfly farm which contains some of the biggest and most attractive butterflies of the region, like Blue Morphos and Owl-eye Butterflies. We will have lunch at a restaurant in the town and we will have a little time to enjoy this place before continuing to our next destination.
For chocolate lovers we will visit one of the best artisanal chocolate factories in the region and learn about the process of making one of the best chocolate in Ecuador, from the cacao tree to the chocolate bar that you will have the chance to sample. For groups that doesn’t like chocolate the will be a chance to change the activity previous notification to go hike in one of the Nature reserves in the upper cloud forest.

Note: The order of activities may change according to operational reasons without previous notification

The Trip Cost Include

  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee to the Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Chocolate factory or Private reserve (only one)
  • Lunch

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult are activities on this trip?

All the activities are from easy to moderate. However this may change according to weather conditions.

What is the highest altitude reached on this trip?

The hummingbird garden will be the highest point on this trip and it is only at 1.800 meters high (5.760 ft high)

How are the guides?

Our guides are Certified Naturalist Guides with extensive experience on the destinations. They speak great English and some of them have experience in photography

What kind of outfit do I need for this trip?

Weather is warn/hot and humid. Light weighed clothes that dry quick will be good for this part of the trip. Wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes (if they are water proof will be much better).

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FULL DAY, Hummingbirds and Cloud Forest. Mindo town and reserves
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Trip Facts

  • Mindo town
  • 2 to 15
  • Approx. 1400 m (4.500 ft)
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch

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