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Nambilla Cascadas

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Address: Mindo, Ecuador

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A morning walk to the top of the cascades

Loved the walk about a 45 minute trek, take a towel to have a dip in the water. Walk to the top Cascades, then walk back to the bottom falls for a swim. use bug repellent, you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the walk about a 45 minute trek, take a towel to have a dip in the water. Walk to the top Cascades, then walk back to the bottom falls for a swim. use bug repellent, you may not see the bugs, but you will feel the bites days later. (voice of a person that lived with mosquitoes in Manitoba... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I caught a $6 taxi from town (fixed price) to the Taribita and paid $5. The Tarbita was lots of fun with a great view. Although it is a bit old, it felt very safe. The hike was easy enough but muddy in places so possibly difficult for elderly and children. I visited the first 5 waterfalls then paid the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We walked to the tarabita from Mindo town. It was about an hour and mostly uphill, it's along paved road and not challenging. You can also choose to get a taxi from the main square if you wish. The tarabita is quick and easy. It whizzes across the valley in 4-5 mins. From there you can hike left or right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We rented bikes in the town of Mindo and biked up the Cascadas trail. It's not the easiest ride (mostly uphill) but it's very worth it. Once you reach the waterfals you can leave your bike there (or if you've taken a taxi - it will leave you there) and easily walk to all the gorgeous waterfals.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice hike--beautiful views and trails are well-maintained. This is a great swimming lcation after a long day of biking.

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Corry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We walked over 3.5miles to this facility and took the cable car across to the path. It was fairly strenuous, and not meant for those who are not somewhat fit. The views were stunning and there is a platform you can jump from at the top of the waterfall into the water below

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, nature is beautiful and well preserved, the people who take care of the site are very nice and the entrance fee is pretty good ($3 per adult, $1.5 for children). Be prepared for a 20 min walk downhill, then 35 min on the way back. Definitely worth it if you want to see a bit of nature,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We rented bikes in town and set out to check out the falls - unfortunately we completely missed them because the lodge/restaurant a the trail head was unmarked and under construction! When we got to the end of the road we decided to ride back and ask and they pointed us down the trail and charged us $3 to enter.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I arrived alone in the afternoon and inquired if there was time to walk around or best to return tomorrow. I also asked if I could be directed to the walking path to Nambillo and come back the next day for the Tarabita and other waterfalls walk. I was shown on the map the route and encouraged to take the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

To go to Mindo is to open a door to adventure. We dare to canopy and then trek down to the cascade. A very liberating and very wet afternoon experience but so much fun. Pack your bags, have a couple of comfortable walking shoes, comfortable exercise clothing with long pants, raincoat and a backpack for your bottle of water and... More 

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