Stay in the Mindo Cloud Forest

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 2 days or more
  • Price: from USD $60
  • Highlights :

    Mindo Cloudy forest is incredibly bio diverse. This region in a paradise for nature, birds and plant lovers, the ideal island to rest, take a break of the urban world, the work, for families, group of friends, biologists (insects or amphibians searchers…) for adventurers and sportsmen. It is located at only 1h30 from Quito.


Accommodation in Eco Chalet

To spend an ideal stay, we propose you our charming and confortable Mindo Eco Chalet, located at 2.5 km from the peaceful village of Mindo (20 min by foot, 10 min by bike, running, riding horse), in the middle of the nature on a 6 000 mt2 crossed by a small river, on the foot of a cloudy forest and waterfalls.



Description of the Eco Chalet

It is composed of 3 bedrooms with a capacity of 8 persons, a living room, a equipped kitchen in American style (equipped with all necessary dishes or meals in option), a bathroom with hot water (including towels), a beautiful terrace with hammocks, a garden where you are able to observe hummingbirds and other multicolored bird species, butterflies in all sizes and colors and a horse. Furthermore the house counts with solar energy and parking for 3 cars.



Or on choice lodging

  • If you prefer you can stay on request in an Eco Lodge on the category standard superior (3 km from the village Mindo, in the protected cloudy forest, next to the rive Mindo really frequent for birds as well as small wild animals, includes the meals.
  • In a small house: observation tour in the heart of the forest for enjoying the animals, day and night active birds (from 3 to 4 persons) with dinner, breakfast and lunch package
  • In a standard lodge located in the cloudy forest and the Pachijal reserve, 20 min from the village of Mindo (by car) with dinner and breakfast 



Visites around Mindo

  • Visit of a reserve of Tangaras with or without guide
  • Visit of a “Lek” Cocks of the Rock with specialized guide
  • Visit of a hummingbird reserve of a biologist and experts in hummingbirds
  • Visit of a butterfly farm
  • Visit of a botanic garden and/or orchids
  • Visit of a chocolate fabric with degustation of the best warm chocolate brownie
  • Visit of a small cafe plantation and fabric that offers a degustation of its good coffee
  • Visit, walk « tarabita » in the Sanctuaire des Cascades
  • Visit, walk and bath in the waterfall Bravo or Nambillo
  • Visit of a biological farm, cultivating tropical products and possible voluntary work



Activities in the ecological reserve

  • Ecological bird reserve of Pachijal (20 min from Mindo) with specialized guide
  • Bird reserve of Suamox (45 min from Mindo to Pedro Vicente Maldonado)
  • Ecological bird reserve Yanacocha in the region between Mindo and Quito
  • Bath in the lagoon of Saloya in the countryside



Nature Activities around Mindo

  • Bird observation (hummingbirds, toucans, tanagers, rock roosters, parrots etc.) with a guide specialized in birds (Spanish or English-speaking)
  • Walk in the cloudy forest for discovering its tropical vegetation (bromeliads, ferns, palms, orchids etc.)
  • Hummingbird observation and possible ecological trail on the way Quito-Mindo
  • Tame bird presentation of Angel Paz (close to Nanegalito)
  • Night walk in the forest for observing the small animals (such as anteaters, capybaras, spectacled bear, pumas (rare))
  • Nocturnal frog concert with a glass of wine



Adventure Activities – Sports

  • Descent of the Mondo river or El Cinto (from 30 min to 2h) by « tubing » (grouped buoys)
  • Hike to the waterfalls mentioned before
  • Canopy survolant la canopée de la forêt
  • Ride a horse
  • Tour in mountain bike
  • Excursion of 2 days between Quito and Mindo crossing rivers, forests, countryside, with night in a tent accompanied by a guide from Mindo
  • Canyoning descendant waterfalls with a specialized guide and equipment
  • Safari in jeep (for 3 to 6 persons maximum)
  • Fishing tilapia or trout in ponds or lagoon
  • Collective Sports in the village of Mindo
  • Ruins and Archeological Museum of Tulipe about the regional ancestral culture of the Yambos
  • Treatments and massages in a spa in the region or in Mindo
  • Sessions of Yoga



Other possible free activities

Reading – painting – gardening and vegetable garden work – yoga – running – biking – Internet – relax – Meditation – Hikes – swimming in the river and waterfalls and sun – horse care and benefit of its good energy – cure of pure and magic water

The stay in Mindo includes :

  • Night in an ecological chalet with solar energy in single, double, triple or quadruple rooms depending on the number of guests (or if you wish possible sharing of the house with another person or couple for reducing the cost)
  • Towels, Soap and Shampoo for the short stay, less than one week
  • Potable water
  • Ready binoculars and books about birds
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1er transfer between Mindo and the Eco chalet
  • Cleaning Service before and after the stay
  • Technical Assistance (Water, gas, electricity) if necessary
  • Small excursion to the close waterfall (15 min)
  • Possible bath in the river
  • Boots
  • Internet (for a stay more than 7 days or on request optional)
  • One bicycle available
  • Utilization of the horse


The stay in Mindo does not include :

  • Transport terrestrial to Mindo
  • Other transfers between Mindo and the Eco chalet and transport in taxi in the region
  • Breakfast (USD 6 per person) and diner (from USD 15) optional
  • Lunches, drinks
  • International bank transfers or credit card taxes
  • Optional visits and activities mentioned as on choice
  • Rent a car, motorcycle
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • Tips
  • Service of an employee optional
  • Towels, internet, according to the conditions mentioned before


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