Adventure in Mindo and Archaeology

With a mild climate and variety of flora and fauna, Mindo is a memorable experience for all its visitors; especially for bird watchers, who consider this site a paradise. There have already been over 550 species of birds spotted in the Valley of  Mindo alone.

Situated in the north east of Ecuador, only an hour and a half from Quito, the valley of Mindo is one of the most beautiful and important natural forest reserves in Ecuador. Situated right between the highlands of Quito and the Ecuadorian coast, at 1,300 meters above sea level, Mindo has been globally recognized for its vastly diverse and easily-accessible ecosystem. 

List of attractions: Chocolate tour, Tulipe Museum, Butterfly farm, Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve.

Duration of Tour: Full Day


Many of these areas can be visited on day trips, and for a closer-up experience, it is necessary to spend the night in the valley. With the great variety of fauna in the Mindo area, you can observe the following species: The Andean cock-of-the-rock, toucans, and giant anteaters, among others.

If you like adventure, Mindo also offers a trip down river rapids, exploration (either by air or land) of the lush scenery and waterfalls along natural trails, and end with a visit to archeological evidence of astral order “Natural Ancestral Observatory” at Tulipe, the pre-Incan religious center where the most representative religious ceremonies of the Yumbo culture were performed; This site was awarded the Queen Sofia Prize in 2012. 

Come and discover the majesty of the enchanting valley of Mindo and everything there is to do with Quito City Tour & Travel!

List of attractions: Chocolate tour, Tulipe Museum, Butterfly farm, Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve.

Duration of Tour: Full Day

  • Visit to Tulipe archeological site
  • Bird watching
  • Adventure sports
  • Visit to a Butterfly farm
  • Chocolate Walking Tour

  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Food
  • Other beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuity

Conditions of Payment:

  • More than 30 days before the tour: 25% confirmation deposit due (50% reimbursable)
  • 30 days before the tour: 75% of total payment due (non-reimbursable)
  • Payment and policies are subject to change according to final products and services, and without notice.

Forms of Payment:

  • International Bank transfers
  • Local deposits made in cash or by local check
  • Credit card through PayPal (with service fee)

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