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Nambilla Cascadas

Address: Mindo, Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 18 things to do in Mindo
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took the open cable car ride (excellent) and hiked to the Falls. They are spectacular and well worth the walk - take it slowly, you're high up, it's muddy and therefore can be slippery and wet too.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I hiked with a group of fellow SCUBA divers in the cloud forest. Most of us are very fit, but several turned around after the hike proved to be more treacherous in the rain than anyone would have liked. It was quite slippery, and it was not an easy hike. As a background, I often hike 12-14 miles per day... More 

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Thought it was an easy 100 meters off the road. It was but then you go 150 meters down and then up when you were done...and maybe 800? meters round trip...oh man luckily I had been doing a bit of hiking already and was impressed I could power down and up the canyon as a 54 year old out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

nice cascades, #$ entrance fees, long climb, clean path. well maintained. nice cascades, #$ entrance fees, long climb, clean path. well maintained.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You reach through an open seated cable-car high above the forest canopy - nice ride! You can then visit 1-6 different waterfalls (between 15 mins to 1 hour walk) to swim, watch hummingbirds, butterflies, enjoy the forest. Do bring water and something to eat, as once you cross there is nothing to get.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was a trip over a gondola and then a walk to see 7 waterfalls. We enjoyed the trip but only made it to 3 waterfalls, which were low because of the season. However, we enjoyed seeing the waterfalls and sitting in the cold clear water.

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U.S.A.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The cable to the cascada is fun. It crosses a gorge and you get an excellent view of the canopy and the waterfall itself. It's interesting and you get some great fotos.

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Bellingham, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent almost the whole day there, and we enjoyed every moment. It takes about 1 hour to walk to the last waterfall, one hour back. But if you want to enjoy nature, bath a bit and play around, 6 hours pass easily. The kids did not come out of the water, even though it was pretty cold. The last... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You definitely need a taxi to and from the location. Worth the $5 fee. If you want to see all the falls, it takes about 4 hours or more. Easy hike with cool plants, butterflies and water falls.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived at 10am and were rushing by 4pm. It's a beautiful way to spend a day hiking. We jumped on the back of a truck from our hostel and paid $1 each to get to the falls. Don't walk. It will take you more than an hour. We walked to Cascada Reina first which took about an hour there,... More 

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