MINDO CLOUD FOREST Mindo is a rural parish just 2 hours from Quito (80 km – 48 miles), located in Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha. Mindo is known for its famous growth in ecotourism based in the Mindo – Nambillo Protected Forest. The beautiful landscapes and the exuberant flora and fauna of this cloud forest attract all types of travelers and adventurers. Mindo is located between a high altitude zone and the rainforest which gives excellent biodiversity characteristics. You can find more than 500 spp. of birds, orchids, bromeliads and more than 40 spp. of butterflies. The temperature fluctuates around 15ºC – 24ºC (60ºF – 75ºF). We start early in Quito taking the Mitad del Mundo – Calacalí – Los Bancos – Esmeraldas highway. When we get to Mindo we visit the butterfly farm and go on ecological walks to the rivers and waterfalls. * The tour is operated by a partner operator that reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances. Itinerary IncludedNot IncludedPrice (Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time.) Schedule Itinerary 06:30 06:45 Leave from Jumandi café (Caldas E1-83 y Rios, in the Plaza San Blas) or Leave from Magic Bean restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch) Optional activities (not included in the price): Butterfly farm ($5) Canopy Zipline ($20) Nambillo waterfall ($3) El Quetzal de Mindo chocolate factory ($10) 14:30 Lunch Continuing optional activities 18:30 Arrive in Quito * We also have a pick-up point in the old town, please provide us with your details about accommodation and we can arrange a meeting point in either La Mariscal or the Old Town. * The tour is operated by a parent operator that reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances. Private tour: professional and bilingual guide, private transportation from Hotel/Quilotoa/Hotel Shared tour: Professional bilingual guide, lunch, transport to/from Mindo Entrance fee for Butterfly farm ($5), Canopy Zipline ($20), Nambillo waterfall ($3), El Quetzal de Mindo chocolate factory ($10), tips for guide Note: Private Tour does not include lunch Necessary Equipment: – comfortable clothing – swimsuit – sunglasses – water and snacks – comfortable shoes – camera – waterproof jacket – extra dry clothes – sunscreen Shared Tour: 50p.p (Friday) Private Tour: 1 pax $230 – 2 pax $115 – 3pax $85p.p (any day) Full Day Transportation: $200 – for a group 4 pax – 6 pax max (Spanish speaking driver) *It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have. *If you book a day tour with us, get 20% discount at our Hostel in Old Town Quito – Hump Day Hostel We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 48hrs notice by which we would give you a 50% refund. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice. This tour is operated by a third party company.