Mindo

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

The Valley of Mindo is within the protected Mindo-Nambillo forest and is located a short two-hour drive to the northwest of Quito.  The 48,000-acre (19,200 hectares) forest stretches over the slopes of Pichincha Volcano and covers diverse ecosystems ranging from the cloud-high treeless plateau or “paramo” through subtropical forest to tropical jungle. 

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN MINDO

ORCHID RESERVE

Over 170 species of orchids have been identified within the reserve, which lies in a region with some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world.  Orchids, bromeliads, Heliconia, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens grow in abundance here

WALK IN THE CLOUDS

Specially trained guides introduce you to the mysteries of the Cloud Forest, pointing out the unique flora and fauna en-route, making this a great way to understand the environment. A short trail through lush, epiphyte-laden cloud forest, alongside a lively, sparkling creek leads to the 50 metre (165 foot) Pacaya waterfall

BIRD VIVARIUM

This vivarium houses 25 varieties of butterflies.  Flight areas simulate the outside forest with water streams, mineral deposits, and a wide range of wild flowers. Hundreds of caterpillars feed on their host plants in their natural environment to assure the best development of pupae and butterflies

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