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Daily departures: Small Groups Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito

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    Stop At: El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Quito Ecuador

    The El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is a 650 hectare (approx. 1,500 acre) protected cloud forest located only one hour from Quito. The reserve is home to over 300 species of orchids, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena laminirostris), and other spectacular montane forest species.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Alambi Reserve, Quito, Ecuador

    Alambi is a family home-style guesthouse set in 250 hectares (625 acres) of mostly primary cloud forest at the foot of the Tandayapa Valley, famed among world birders.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo Ecuador

    Mindo, Ecuador is set in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. The rivers and elevation combine to create a lush cloud forest more than 100 square miles in size. The landscape and climate in Mindo are ideal for the more than 450 different types of birds, numerous species of exotic butterflies, and a variety of animals and reptiles who call the cloud forest home.

    Duration: 3 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, let us know the name of your hotel, hostel or Airbnb for the pickup.

    Note: Hotels outside of the city have an extra charge
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to hotels in Quito
    • Transport by private transportation
    • Professional certified English / Spanish speaking guide
    • Entrance fee to the waterfalls waterfalls
    • Entrance fee to Alambi Hummingbirds Santuary
    • Entry/Admission - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Alambi Reserve
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Optional activities (Canopy USD$20, Bird watching with a expert bird guide US$60) UPON REQUEST
    • Hotel pickup and drop off outside of the city has an extra charge
    • Tips
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum numbers apply only in small group departures. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Bird watching tour: Please send us a request for early departure in a private tour with minimun two passengers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Diego is a VERY engaging and knowledgeable guide. He explained many things about living in Equador, its people, schools, housing, immigration issues and the topography of the country. It gave us a knowledge base to ask questions of other guides. It’s a LONG trip (2.5-3...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Christopher D
    Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

    I had a group tour booked, but the company called the night before to let me know there was no group availability, and to offer me other options. I chose to splurge on the private tour and I'm glad I did. Raoul, my personal driver...More

    4  Thank Mary M
    LatinAdventures, Gerente at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2019

    Thanks for your review Mary, The benefit of the personalized tour allows you to choose your activities and build your itinerary. We are glad you enjoyed this experience with our guide. A hug,

    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    Can customize your own trip. Very friendly and accomodating. Speaks excellent english. take one day to do the forest and world center on the equator and tyhen take most of a day for Quito downtown/old town.

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    LatinAdventures, Gerente at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

    Dear traveler, Thank you for choosing us and we hope to travel soon again. Hugs,

    Reviewed 15 May 2018

    If you want to see any birds other than hummingbirds in someone's backyard, take a crack of dawn birder tour. Lesson learned for me. Our guide was very nice and competent but it was honestly a long van ride and a brutal hike to a...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    12  Thank Anonymous855
    Dante G, Propietario at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

    Dear Customer, Thanks for your comment. It will help other visitors to know more about the activities and what we do and service. Mindo Cloud Forest is know because of the birds. Everybody knows that. If visitors want to see birds it must start around...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2018

    I really enjoyed this tour. Francisco, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Since there were only 2 of us in the tour, he was very flexible and made sure we had time to do all the activities we wanted to do. We did a...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    3  Thank Hira J
    Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

    Dear Hira, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We really appreciate it. We are happy you enjoyed the company and the shared knowledge of our guide Francisco! All the best... LA team

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    Response from S1994UMkarenp |
    Never actually contacted the private tour company. Bought it through Viator. The cost, about a year ago, was $160 each. Worth the price. Great guide, multiple activities, full day.
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