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Mindo, Ecuador
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All reviews cable car nice hike refreshing swim worth the effort trail head bring snacks bring a bathing suit rope swing starting point beautiful waterfall great hiking health and safety cloud forest natural beauty afraid of heights take your time long hike
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a new way to get to the Cascadas (waterfalls of Mindo). Take a taxi to the new chair lift which whisks you up the mountain over the tree tops to the cable car. The cable car is a ride over the valley. Once...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hawkestone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waterfalls are reached via the Tarabita, a cable car. Some of the walk is steep, I'm not particularly fit and by the end I was exhausted and very happy to have been. Take plenty of water!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CorkyClarke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked slowly and enjoyed all the varied vegetation on the way down to this waterfall. A refreshing and healthy forest walk manageable by the unfit if you take your time. The cable car to the starting point provides a high level view of this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JC108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We crossed the canopy of the forest on the tiny cable car, I am ususally queezy about these things, but felt fine - it only has 4 seats but wasnt busy at the time we visited so no issue, I couldn't have stood like I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely waterfall and a cold, refreshing swim. Hike not to hard to get to the waterfall. A must visit when in Mindo

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AdriaanS1
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We took the cable car across and decided to walk to the closest falls which is Nambillo Falls. They said it would be a 15 minute walk, I’m not sure who made that time, but if you are average to slow walkers it can take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Be sure to wear footwear that can get wet. This is definitely worth the hike! Pack a picnic and make it a full day!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 27 October 2018

What a nice hidden gem in the middle of the Mindo Forest. An intermediate hike with nice views through the forest, and down the canyon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lafayette B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The hike has a lot of climbs, but the nature is stunning. I only wish we had had more time to see more. We only had a couple of hours, including the terabita ride, and my kids had so much fun swimming at the first...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gerbilmom8
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A nice trip for a few hours. I recommend taking a taxi to the cable cart, if you want you can easily walk back to Mindo. A ride to or from is 6 dollars per taxi. Take enough water and food. Don't forget a bathing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 January 2017|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a path. A little hidden and the people selling the tickets for the Tarabita are not eager to point it out. Instead of walking Right to the ticket office, look LEFT and the path is just along the edge of a... More
20 August 2016|
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Response from EvanM1103 |
Yea you'd definitely have time. We did the same. Did the 10 canopy zip-line then went to the waterfalls. We did only do to the first big waterfall though, because we didn't wake up until late (wake up early that was our... More