Mindo Cloud Forest
Mindo is a mountainous watershed situated in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. From a touristic standpoint, the Mindo Valley is among the most heavily visited locations in Ecuador. Nearly 200,000 tourists visit the area annually to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, horseback riding, birdwatching, and herping.
Early departure from Quito to the northwest, passing through the edge of the Andes, lush vegetation and orchids await us in our first stop Pahuma, a protected area by the inhabitants of the sector. We continue our descent to the town of Mindo in which one of the most important protected areas of butterflies from South America is located, optional one of the activities of extreme sports in Mindo, canopy or sliding down a wire of two towers.
Optional lunch and then hummingbirds watching.