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Address: Mindo, Ecuador
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+593 98 619 3500

Discover the Nature wonders just 2 hours drive from Quito, you can visit...

Discover the Nature wonders just 2 hours drive from Quito, you can visit here on a day trip or stay overnight at one of the several confortable lodges in the town. Richard Hernandez takes you to different attractions like Pahuma orchid reserve,butterfly garden,cable car, hike to hidden waterfalls, birdwatching spots.Highly recommended for Nature Lovers. MINDO CLOUD FOREST

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Great tour. Magical Place

Richard Hernandez did a great job. He took my family and me on a two-day guided tour of the Mido area. Right from the first contact to the final good-bye, he was professional and... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2015
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29 reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

Richard Hernandez did a great job. He took my family and me on a two-day guided tour of the Mido area. Right from the first contact to the final good-bye, he was professional and helpful. His knowledge of the area (and Ecuador as well) is impressively broad and he is skillful at communicating it. All in all, I highlight recommend... More 

Thank Bangkokjim
HernandezRichard, Owner at Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours, responded to this review

I was delighted to have you and your family here in the area of Mindo Cloudforest. Thank you for your visit Mr. James. More 

Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

Worth the money, fresh trout lunch was great. Rain forest gide was very knowledgeable, saw lots of nirds especially humming birds.

1 Thank deeppursuit
Malmo, Sweden
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We went with Gulliver, and had a good time. The listed programme wasn't followed, which was a bit of a surprise for some of the group, while it did make sense to skip bird watching, if it's too late in the day (you can only wonder why it's listed at all if it needs to be done at dawn, and... More 

1 Thank TiinaVirtanen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Richard was an excellent tour guide. We started off with an excellent view of the crater town, hike through a jungle to a beautiful waterfall then onto Mindo where we zip lined (this is insanely fun), visited the butterfly farm, ate a delicious lunch and then Richard added a stop at the Middle of the World tour where you get... More 

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Reviewed May 16, 2015

We're so glad we found Richard and booked this day tour with him. We learned a ton about the flora and fauna of this area. Richard was born and raised in this wonderful place so he is very passionate about sharing information. Our favorite stop was the hummingbirds. We recommend this tour for sure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2015

I booked a full day tour of Mindo with Richard. Richard was very informative and friendly. I asked a lot of questions and Richard was able to answer almost all of them. He also spoke about Ecuador's culture and politics, which I found interesting. The tour itself was well rounded. We stopped at a beautiful lookout (Puluahua crater), hiked to... More 

1 Thank T W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015

Richard Hernadez was outstanding as a guide and naturalist. He was very informative, and accommodating as to what we most wanted to see.......birds, hiking the waterfall, hummingbirds, orchid farm......etc. It was a fun filled day......with a great appreciation for this beautiful landscape. We did this trip with Richard before a Galapagos cruise with Celebrity.

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 7, 2015

Richard Hernandez guided our group through the beauty and mystery of the Mindo Cloud Forest with great knowledge,patience and humor. He was able to uncover unique birdwatching opportunities with some of the best bird experts in all of Ecuado and provided us with daily opportunities to hike to our heart's content. We enjoyed his enthusiasm and love of his country... More 

1 Thank Sara M
Florence, Italy
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64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Richard Hernandez provided a two-day trip that was very well-rounded and extremely informative. And beautiful. The sequence of events is very well thought out and he is flexible to changing weather and changing clients (and vegetarians in our case). Costs are modest considering the range of what he does and his professional knowledge (many, many years as a national guide... More 

Thank DavidinFlorence
HernandezRichard, Owner at Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit to the Cloud forest of Mindo. I was very happy to have you and your wife here. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took an overnight tour of the Mindo area with Richard. It was a terrific trip with hiking and photography opportunities, and learning about this part of Ecuador. On the first day, we went on a short hike in an Orchid Preserve,visited two different private places to see hummingbirds and butterflies, learned about how chocolate is made in a small... More 

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