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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary
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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary
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Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an easy walk to see the waterfall. First we took the cable car and after a walk of about 20min, we reached the waterfall. On the return, we went the other way and didn't take the cable car back. We walked there about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gunterv2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the cable car across- an experience in itself! The walk to the cascades is easily marked and very doable if you have hiking shoes. We followed the route to see the multiple waterfalls, not the other route. Most groups seemed to be going...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PrincessFi88
Reviewed March 17, 2019

We decide to check out the waterfalls although we knew well it was going to rain. So we picked the closest one, this one. We hiked in some drizzle. Remember that the hike back is uphill, so be prepared. It took us about 45 minutes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lambda_by_mu
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We took a 5km hike and then a teleférico to get to this waterfall. It was so rewarding to finish the hike and see the waterfall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yuriko85
Reviewed February 12, 2019

There is a new way to get to the Cascadas (waterfalls of Mindo). Take a taxi to the new chair lift which whisks you up the mountain over the tree tops to the cable car. The cable car is a ride over the valley. Once...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The waterfalls are reached via the Tarabita, a cable car. Some of the walk is steep, I'm not particularly fit and by the end I was exhausted and very happy to have been. Take plenty of water!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CorkyClarke
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

We walked slowly and enjoyed all the varied vegetation on the way down to this waterfall. A refreshing and healthy forest walk manageable by the unfit if you take your time. The cable car to the starting point provides a high level view of this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JC108
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We crossed the canopy of the forest on the tiny cable car, I am ususally queezy about these things, but felt fine - it only has 4 seats but wasnt busy at the time we visited so no issue, I couldn't have stood like I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Lovely waterfall and a cold, refreshing swim. Hike not to hard to get to the waterfall. A must visit when in Mindo

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AdriaanS1
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the cable car across and decided to walk to the closest falls which is Nambillo Falls. They said it would be a 15 minute walk, I’m not sure who made that time, but if you are average to slow walkers it can take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 3, 2017|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a path. A little hidden and the people selling the tickets for the Tarabita are not eager to point it out. Instead of walking Right to the ticket office, look LEFT and the path is just along the edge of a... More
August 20, 2016|
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Response from EvanM1103 |
Yea you'd definitely have time. We did the same. Did the 10 canopy zip-line then went to the waterfalls. We did only do to the first big waterfall though, because we didn't wake up until late (wake up early that was our... More