Mindo’s cloud forests are the native habitat of more than 470 species of birds (the highest of any locality in western Ecuador), including many threatened species. The Mindo area has won the Christmas Bird Count for three consecutive years. A place of unique beauty and natural richness.
Mindo has one of the richest varieties of birds and butterflies, including ones with transparent wings, animals, plants, mushrooms, and wildflowers, including orchids and bromeliads. It’s one of the most heavily visited locations in Ecuador to enjoy activities such as rafting, tubing, trekking, canopy, mountain biking, and bird watching.
Early in the morning we leave Quito to the Northwest part of the Pichincha province, 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 we visit the Butterfly Garden one of the most important protected areas of butterflies from South America
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.