Mindo Ecuador in the cloud forest

Mindo Ecuador in the cloud forest

Mindo is a small town located at 80 km away from the city of Quito. In this amazing place you can do a lot of outdoor activities in a region considered part of the cloud forest.

This marvelous town offers a vast diversity of breathtaking landscapes where visitors can engage in activities such as rafting, tubing, mountain biking, canyoning, hiking, trekking, canopy, and horseback riding as part of the adventure tourism that characterized this famous place. There are two kind of outdoor activities that can be chosen on regular basis and are available for the visitors and tourists that come at any time of the year.

The first one is related to extreme sports activities already popular among international visitors such as rafting, tubing, etc. The second kind of outdoor activity is related to the observation of nature and the searching for its creatures such as birds through bird watching, and herpetology in regards to the finding of reptiles and amphibians.

Mindo offers a solid infrastructures of tourism that includes a variety of lodges, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, a small park for resting, and places where you can rent accessories for outdoor activities such as Canopy.

As you can see, there are many activities to enjoy in this quiet and still peaceful place. Even for the visitor that is passive or calm, a refreshing walk through the small town at any time will make him/her feel delight in a exotic surrounding of forest and colorful birds that fly at random in the town.

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Latin Trails can give you this experience through a tailor-made itinerary, where you can choose any of these activities s available in this town. Our travel consultants suggest to engage in a naturalist itinerary, along with an adventure activity in order to grasp the best of this marvelous spot in the cloud forest.

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This charming town is an alternative option for visitors who want to enjoy adventure tourism in the cloud forest of Ecuador. Surrounded by a vast forest, Mindo has become a paradise for nature lovers from all over the world thanks to its majestic flora and fauna. Here the average visitor can be delighted by a diversity of bird species like and colored full toucans. Additionally, there are spots where a number of outdoor activities can be performed by tourists who enjoy adventure tourism.

Visitors Spots in Mindo

The natural waterfalls located nearby some of the visitors spots along the cloud forest, are without a doubt the main attractions. However, each one has its unique enchantment, and among them, we can mention the followings: Nambillo, and La Esperanza. The estimate time for those who choose to walk to the visitors´ spots, is about 2:40 hours. The trail takes 4 miles of a lengthy road made of curves up to the hill from the town. Nonetheless, walking through this amazing forest will make you feel in paradise through the melodic noises of insects and birds.

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At the visitors spot of Nambillo, you get a panoramic view of the forest, followed by a ride on a motor-powered basket called “Tarabita”, which is a cable car that will take you to the Sanctuary waterfall.

Passing ahead Nambillo, you will arrive at the next spot in La Esperanza. In this place the hiking activity would take about 45 minutes length to reach the biggest waterfall with about 100 meters high.

At this particular waterfall, visitors will be impressed by its predominant size and feel the powerful energy of the impact of the water and the breeze. Then, they are allowed to swim in a small lake, and enjoy the little waterfalls along the river. Mindo offers a solid infrastructure of tourism that includes a variety of lodges, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, a small park for resting, and places where you can rent accessories for outdoor activities such as Canopy among others.

Restaurants

Among the unusual or even exotic restaurants that you can find in this little town, there is the Bagel & sandwich Shop, where you can get an assortment of bagels and fresh breakfast sandwiches. The restaurant has a fancy look and looks like a restaurant boutique. El Quzetal, is another particular restaurant that specializes in chocolate desserts, and among its attraction offers an educational tourism program about the elaboration process of the Ecuadorian finest cocoa. Also, this restaurant offers local dishes, American dishes, and at times exotic dishes that have on their elaboration recipe an ingredient of cocoa.

Outdoor Activities

There are two types of outdoor activities available for the visitors and tourists that come at any time of the year. The first one is related to soft adventure activities such as rafting, tubing, mountain biking, canyoning, hiking, trekking, canopy, and horseback riding due to their middle degree of physical skills required.

The second type of outdoor activity is related to the observation of nature and the searching for its creatures such as bird watching, and herping, or herpetologist for reptiles and amphibians.

As you can see, there are many activities to enjoy in this quiet and still peaceful place called Mindo. Even for the visitor that is passive, a refreshing walk through the small town at any time will make him/her feel delight in a exotic surrounding of forest and bright colorful birds that stop by at random in the town.

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Latin Trails is able to give you this experience through a tailor-made itinerary, where you can choose any of the activities s available in this little town, or even get a mixture itinerary of both activities, which are highly encouraged by our travel consultants, in order to grasp the best of this marvelous spot in the cloud forest.

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