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“Bug bites”

Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden
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$238.00*
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Private Full-Day Mindo Tour from Quito
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Mindo
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“Bug bites”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Fun to see the butterflies.... More fun to see all the incredible hummingbirds eating off the feeders outside. Although we were eaten alive by mosquitos while taking some incredible photos. ( the birds let you get very close) so bring bug spray

Visited August 2012
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“A magical experience”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I visited the Mariposas del Mindo on a Sunday morning. Mornings are best since that's when the butterflies are most active.

This is truly a magical experience walking amidst 28 species of butterflies, 2,000 in total. Having butterflies land on you, or holding them gently in your hand, some larger than an adult hand, is not something one does everyday. Easy to photograph the butterflies and you can stay as long as you like. Admission was only $5.00 Well worth it. A couple miles outside of Mindo, but I walked there and it took only 45 minutes from the town.

Visited August 2012
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“Great fun”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Definately worth taking-in during a trip to Mindo. Long walk up from town. Worth taking the taxi up for a couple of dollars and then hiking back.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful butterflies in your hand!”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

This is a fabulous place to learn about the life cycle of butterflies, see them emerge, and to hold them on your hand in the enclosed area. It was delightful to see all the different colors and to have them flutter around us. It's quite a ways out of Mindo- $5 taxi ride, I think, but it's a fun excursion. We spent about 1 hr there. The owner is fluent in English and Spanish.

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