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Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

Quito: Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour with Cable Car Ride

From US$ 129 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
  • Cable car rides
  • Mindo Nambillo Waterfall entrance
  • Lunch (tourist menu)
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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We had a wonderful day, Erica and Alberto went above and beyond to make our day enjoyable. From Mindo to the chocolate factory everything was for our benefit. Even to giving me a helping hand up some of the steeper parts.

March 13, 2020

A really great, interesting tour with Ernesto and Diana, we spent a wonderful day, can only be recommended.

August 3, 2021

Beautiful landscapes and even beautiful people.

November 26, 2021

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Product ID: 307043