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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary

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    What to Expect
    On the Tarabita, you travel between mountain tops, stopping at the falls entrances. The destination begins the walk towards the Nambillo waterfall (15 minutes), magnificent for swimming and photography. Next, take a 30 minute walking detour that leads to the Sanctuary of Waterfalls or the exclusive path to the Reina Waterfall which includes a 60 minute walk all in virgin forest and allows to reach the best of all waterfalls.

    Ticket provides round trip transportation on the cable car. You stop to walk to the waterfalls at your own leisure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mindo
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Nambilla Cascadas
    • Entry/Admission - Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Tarabita y Santuario de Cascadas Mindo
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Bring comfortable clothes, durable shoes, a swim suit and a camera for great photo opportunities. Don't forget plenty of water as well
    • At the entrance a map of the falls will be given to you. While the closest fall is only a 15 minute hike, the "Reina" waterfall that is an hour away is worth the effort
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    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 2 weeks ago

    The long was really long to get on the cable car so our guide suggested we hike in the forest - it was the perfect thing to do! We got away from the crowds (it was an Ecuador holiday) and we saw beautiful plants, flowers...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kaye N
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We took the cable car across the valley and then hiked to the closest waterfall, which took about 20 minutes, all of which was downhill, meaning the hike back would be all uphill. The trek was very easy with steps a good part of the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Steve K
    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    The cable car (Teleferico) is scary .... not having a safety feeling in it .... but the second cable car (Tarabita) is better.... The hiking is amazing and the waterfalls are great !!!

    Thank Crio2046
    Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

    The cable car provides a good overview of the Mindo forest from above. Wasn’t concerned about safety at all on the ride. On the other side of the ride are some trails. Didn’t get to adventurous with those since it was raining a bit.

    Thank cjschreiner
    Reviewed 4 November 2018

    I visited from Quito in the middle of the day which meant there were not many birds about but the up hill and down hill hike to the waterfalls provided plenty of exercise and a taste of the rainforest. To some extent the highlight was...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank 563BrianR
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