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Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden
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$238.00*
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Private Full-Day Mindo Tour from Quito
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$36.00*
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Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Mindo
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Although I am not a big fan of butterflies I loved this place. You see hundreds of butterflies, cocoons and you also can watch them hatch. Great experience plus you can see lots of hummingbirds outside.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Before the entrance of the butterfly farm you can find the first highlights of this visit: Hummingbirds. Two, Three different kinds of them are flying around the beautiful prepared garden and are eating the nectar and drinking the water of the feeding points.

Inside they build a nice wooden pavilion and seats to rest. There is a restaurant and a small shop (which is not worth visiting). The entrance fee of 6$ per Personne is quite high - but if it is really used to maintain this place - than it is worth it.

The "guides" are nice, but not very helpful - they rush with you through a small pavillion with 5 pictures to show some REAL basics of butterflies, quickly show you how to lure the butterflies on your finger, and then leave you alone. That was a bit pitty, because I expected to get some more information and to ask some questions..

Inside you can find up to 20 different kinds of small to giant butterflies and it is really beautiful to see them fly and land on you. It is not even required to put banana or mango on your finger, they will come anyways.

Thank G R
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

It's worth the visit! When you enter the site, you will see about 40 hummingbirds. You can feel the wind from their wings in your hair. Then you will access the butterfly sanctuary. You will see the different stages of development of the butterfly. Butterfly will land on you. Worth the experience. The also offer hotel service and restaurant. Rosie, the owner will just make your experience even better. Only 6$ to get in.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

When we arrived in Mindo, this was the first thing we did. It was a little pricey, but we got a short tour and then were able to go into the butterfly garden. When it rains, there isn't as much activity with the butterflies, but it's still a fun place to stop by. There's also some flowers and hammocks outside of the butterfly area to hang out in for a while.

Thank Kaykay
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

I thought the cost to get was slightly expensive but the experience of having huge butterflies landing all over you was worth it! At one point I had a few on my head and hands. The chrysalis hatching place was really cool - luckily I got to see one hatch which was interesting. A nice, relaxing place to visit!

Thank Katrina-od03
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