Mindo is a rural area in Ecuador, located in the Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha. The area ranges from approximately 1200 to 4780m above sea level. This subtropical area is known for its growing ecotourism industry based in the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest. The area boasts one of the greatest concentrations of bird species in the world with between 350-400 species as well as 40 species of butterfly and 170 species of orchids.
Its most popular attractions are adventure tourism such as zip lining and inter tubing as well as its ecotourism due to its wealth of cloud forest flora and fauna. Temperatures range from about 15 °C–24 °C (60 °F–75 °F), and rain storms are common throughout the year, although the climate is driest from May – September. July - October are the busiest months for overseas tourists.

Option 1/ Mindo Eco Chalet

Rates 2013
2 PERS140 U$
3 PERS150 U$
4 PERS160 U$
5 PERS170 U$
6 PERS180 U$
7 PERS190 U$
8 PERS:  200 U$

Services in option:

Guide  local  from 30 U$ Taxes Included  (Half day)
Transport from Quito or transfers for activities from 40 U$ (half day)
Petit-déjeuner buffet service libre à  6 U$ TTC
Lunch or dinner from 15 U$ Taxes Included
Laundry Services
Bank transfers cost is not included
Activities in Option 

(Accompanied by a guide to preference)

• Excursion to observe birds (from 15 U $ / person IT)
• Night Excursion to observe animals (from 15 U $ / person IT)
• Visit a butterfly farm and / or garden hummingbirds and / or an orchid garden and / or a botanical garden (from U $ 6 / person IT)
• Visit to chocolat factory (from U $ 6 / person IT)
• Tubbing: Down River (from U $ 8 IT)
• Tree climbing (from U $ 8)
• Horseback riding (depending on the number of persons and duration)
• Bike Tours (possibility from Quito) (sliding scale depending on the number of persons and duration)
• Short guided hiking in the area (possible from Quito - Hiking 2 days) (sliding scale depending on the number of persons and duration)
• Climbing or walking to the waterfalls (sliding scale depending on the number of persons and duration)
• Yoga and Massage
• Swimming in the river

Option 2/ Accommodation in lodge (3 *) in an ecological reserve


2 Days / 1 Night:from 125 U$
3 Days / 2 Nights:from 225 U$
4 Days / 3 Nights:from 300 U$

Services Included

• Accommodation in double, triple or quadruple
• Full board
• Entry to the reserve
• Spanish-speaking local guide
• Return shuttles between the bus stop and Reserve
• Observation of birds in the reserve with an expert guide, excursion to the area of the lek cock-of-rock
• Excursion to "Paseo de Quinde" (in the package 3 days)
• Trip to Bird Sanctuary Miple (in the pack 4 days)
• Horse riding

Services not included (optional):

• Transport from Quito
• Guide specializing in bird watching and plant
• Meals at fixed menu and a la carte vegetarian menu (call in advance), extras and alcoholic beverages, sandwitch
• Shuttles between the reserve and the village of Mindo
• Trips outside the reserve
• Laundry service

Option 3 / Accommodation Eco Lodge (3 * sup.)

Price per person in double cabin *:

1 night/ 2 days: from 150 U$
2 nights/ 3 days:from 300 U$

Services included:
Full board
Walking tours and bird watching with local Spanish-speaking guide
Excursions to waterfalls and swimming

Optional activities:
Visit a butterfly farm
Visit an orchid garden
Ballad canopy
Walking in the rainforest
Horseback riding
Canopy ride


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