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Nambilla Cascadas

Mindo, Ecuador
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Mindo
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Cotacachi, EC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This place is too special to marathon through. Plan a full day and stop and enjoy the many pools of water that form at the base of the different water falls. Water shoes are a must. A towel, some drinking water, and a little something to eat are not a bad idea either. Just remember to carry out whatever you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The cable car ride takes you across the valley with some pretty amazing views. But is zips by in just a few minutes - like a zip line. Ask them to go "muy muy despacio" so you can savor the experience. Also make sure you're camera is on a leash. The cable car is powered by an actual car engine,... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We did a hike to 5 waterfalls. It was not a difficult hike but be sure to wear good shoes. I had on my best hiking shoes and fell and hurt my knee. The scenery was absolutely lovely.

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Memmingen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

A nice little walk, but compared to other waterfalls it's nothing special. Spend your 5 usd somewhere else.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The cascades or cascade should I say because I only had time to see one aren´t better than many other I´ve seen (the ones in Banos are much more spectacular). The reason I´m rating this very good is because of the whole radical experience we had with the imense downpour and narrow passages with no protection whatsoever. Surreal. We were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We hiked here from Casa Divina Lodge (a great place to stay in Mindo!!). It was really a beautiful waterfall. And, if you are lucky, you will find some super beautiful ducks paddling ferociously against the current.

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Boston, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We took the cable car over to this set of waterfalls. It's quite the hike, but definitely worth it. I liked that you were able to swim in the waterfalls, but was slightly disappointed we couldn't jump in due to the high amount of rain.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I only had a short amount of time to visit the waterfalls so unfortunately did not manage to visit them all. The cable car across is great although it doesn't last long! There are a number of different walks you can do - all of which start at the same place so lots of going back on yourself. I went... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

A great afternoon activity for families and solo travelers, though take a good look at the map and pay attention to the cable at time schedule: last one leaves set 4pm and the trail is NOT a loop (like I thought it was). The nature along the trail to lovely and the waterfalls are very pretty, this is a great... More

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Nipawin, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our group only had two hours, so we visited just two waterfalls. They were "ok". I mean... Waterfalls are always gorgeous, of course, but these ones are small in comparison to other waterfalls around South America. If you want a full on experience, bring your swimsuit, and stick to the pools along the edges. The walk is nice. A bit... More

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