10 Hours Nature tour itinerary for Mindo & Quito: Capture The Scenic Cloud Forest And Butterfly Farm
Visit the butterfly farm, chocolate factory and hike in the cloud forest to see beautiful waterfalls in the beautiful mountainous watershed 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.
Get picked up at 08:00 am and head north-west on the way to Mindo with your Mindo tour guide.
Stop at the viewpoint of the Pululahua crater - one of the 2 inhabited craters in the world.
Continue descending from 2500 meters high (8202.1 feet) until the Mindo valley at 1250 meters above sea level (4101.05).
First, visit the butterfly farm, where you can also observe orchids and hummingbirds.
Following the program, after crossing La Tarabita (cable car), hike in the cloud forest along the waterfall route.
If you dare on the way to town, you can do ziplining.
Take a break for lunchtime and enjoy a delicious chocolate tour.
Return to Quito.
Bilingual Mindo tour guide
Butterfly farm ($5 each)
La tarabita -cable car ($5 each)
Chocolate tour ($8 each)
Ziplining (from $10 each)
Hiking shoes are recommended.