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Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate
4.5

Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate

By Galapagos Connoisseur
from
$130.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$130.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 3-90
Duration: 9–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish


  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual Certified Guide
  • Travel Pack (bottled water and snacks)
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel or accommodation
  • Butterfly Santuary Entrance + Chocolate Tour Entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Mariposas de Mindo
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the guide
  • Extra activities not described on itinerary
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will arrange for pick-up at any hotel or accommodation in urban Quito. Pick-up near the airport or in the valley costs an additional $20 USD
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 148757P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate?
Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate price starts from $130.00. Discover and book Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate on Tripadvisor
What is the Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate cancellation policy?
Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate?
Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate is hosted by Galapagos Connoisseur. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Galapagos Connoisseur on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Mindo Cloud Forest - Private tour from Quito - Nature, Waterfalls and Chocolate on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 148757P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Mindo
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

Gaby M
Gaby M
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Highly recommend the cooking tour
We had a wonderful time learning how to cook locro (traditional potato soup), chicken tamales and pristiños! At the
BuddyLawrence
BuddyLawrence
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Ecuadorean Cooking Class and Centro Market Experience
Great experience, picking up the ingredients in the market, preparing the food, and then an enjoyable meal together
HeatherBG0021
HeatherBG0021
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Fantastic experience
We did this at the end of our time in Ecuador… It was the perfect ending to a very busy trip. The food was deliciou
GrandTourVissier
GrandTourVissier
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Tasty
They have a lot of experience, knowledge and a friendly sense of humor. We had a great time discovering the local a
patriciabB1965WV
patriciabB1965WV
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Ecuadorian Food
We have done food tours and cooking classes all over the world. This was a delightful and homey experience. Andr
Daydream745460
Daydream745460
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Perfect touches with a great local company!
We booked this tour last minute and were so glad that we did! Andres and his wife were so kind and hospitable, and
wallymama
wallymama
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Wonderful private tour of Quito highlights!
Our guide, Diego, picked us up without a hitch at the lobby of our hotel, and we were whisked away for a great day
jp2021990
jp2021990
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Perfect experience
Great market tour from Andres and a very informative and immersive class. Would highly recommend to anyone coming t
Bendergm
Bendergm
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Karen was friendly, helpful and so knowledgeable.
Learning to cut vegetables and fruit in attractive shapes. Making traditional potato soup, and dessert with local
SRG2215
SRG2215
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Delicious and so fun!
An AMAZING experience both with Andres and this cooking class. We were a group of 12 and this was a highlight for e
Sightseer296722
Sightseer296722
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Highly recommend this tour!
This was one of the highlights of our trip! Andres was great! The market tour and cooking class exceeded our expect
Z8124VPsandyb
Z8124VPsandyb
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So much fun!
Andres is wonderful, gave an awesome tour of the market and the cooking class was so fun. Food was delicious and we
Vomara811
Vomara811
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Loco for locro
Absolutely loved every second of it starting from the market tour with Andres to cooking the most delicious courses
Pamela L
Pamela L
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An afternoon of cooking in Quito
After a refreshing guanabana smoothie at the market we ventured to the restaurant and began cooking. It was a very
Mmrcjguerra
Mmrcjguerra
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Excellent experience
Excellent experience from start to finish. We toured the food market with Andrés and he was very informative. We sa
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margaret
Grand Rapids, MI3 contributions
Feb 2022
This was a fun day trip. It was three events all in one day. We left super early since it takes a few hours to get there. The butterflies were wonderful. Picking them up and learning more about them. Then we went to the cable cars. I was hoping to hike around but it started to pour. So the only waterfalls we got to see was on the drive there. The cable car was nice to be in the clouds and see things from that vantage point. Then lunch at a local restaurant. it was a large meal where the beer was the same price as the water. This was followed by the Chocolate tour. We learned how it was made from bean to bar. We got to taste a dozen different favours including raw beans fresh from the fruit. Then the drive back. It was a long but good day. We saw so much. Our guide that day spoke some english and we made it work and joked at lunch. We even saw the clean up of a mud slide and got stuck in traffic for it.
Written March 12, 2022
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Andres S
Hi Meg, thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so happy you had a great time in Mindo with Diego. Even though the weather was not perfect I see you had a great day with the butterflies, the cloudforest and the chocolate tasting. Cheers!
Written March 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kimberli H
Ontario, California57 contributions
Aug 2019
What an amazing day!! The drive was beautiful and you can choose how you would like to spend the day. We opted for a visit to a local home to see hummingbirds of various sizes and colors - definitely more exotic than what we see in California. We went to another home to see birds native to the area. Such bright, beautiful colors. We then chose to go zip lining- $8.00 for 3 lines was an amazing deal and the views did not disappoint. We hiked to a waterfall, had a delicious lunch in a small town and headed home - truly a great experience!! Do take cash, small bills are preferred.
Written September 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GalapagosConnoisseur
Thanks so much for your review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the Mindo Cloud Forest Tour. Mindo is definitely one of my favorite city escapes. I always find something new to do there and it's a great place to relax and chill. Cheers! Andres
Written September 10, 2019
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Nicholas F
Akron, OH2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Amazing day with tons to see and do! Andres was very helpful and accommodating! We enjoyed the whole experience!
Written July 27, 2021
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Andres S
Hi guys, the Mindo Tour was awesome! We had so much fun even with the "short" trek to the waterfall. Great day, great fun and great company. 👍
Written July 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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