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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary
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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary
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Ruta San Lorenzo-Via a las Cascadas, Mindo, Ecuador
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All reviews cable car hour hike taxi ride a lot of fun cloud forest falls ravine trail nature vegetation cascadas trek
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Take a $6 taxi ride from the town of Mindo to the "tarabita", the cable car that goes across the wide canyon to the waterfall trail. Leave the taxi and proceed along the dirt road to the Nambillo Waterfalls and beyond. Birding is excellent along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank btowhee
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Mindo is absolutely beautiful. Regrettably, I only went for one day, but if you have the time, I would advise to go for two days. The public bus costs $3.10 each way. You can't buy bus tickets online so you are advised to show up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hannahdN961CF
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

It seems that a lot of people on Trip Advisor went to the directions of the five falls after riding the cable car. For us, we actually went the other way and hiked our way to Cascada Reina. We hiked for about 50 minutes to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank farizanr2018
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the waterfalls on a holiday (Battle of Pichincha) and it took us about 40 min to get on the Tarabita. It was totally worth the wait. There are 5 waterfalls and each one is beautiful. Some are easier for swimming. Do come...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ravi S
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The ride with the tarabita was a lot of fun and the view is spectacular. On the other side we did the 5 waterfalls in a row which is an amazing walk though the cloud forest. In the end we walked to the waterfall closest...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sibylle Z
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This place is definitely a must if you go to Mindo! First you get the addrenaline up with cablecar ride across a canyon, then you can walk to different waterfalls 7 all in all and even swim in them. If you want to see them...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank laakkoeve
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in Mindo, you must do the open cable car ride over the ravine. It was so fun!! I love the openness of the car to take in the views. The lush, dense jungle is beautiful! The trails on the other side that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank elizabethpL9154YO
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We had a ball riding the creaky old basket over the valley and back. Pretty cloud forced area with some rather steep hikes. Nice butterflies too. I just wish they allowed you more time once there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RandyP758
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed zipping across the valley as my boyfriend's not interested in zip lining. Glad we picked the 50 minute falls trek first as we'd never have done it had we done the 15 minute falls first which was all down then all up. The 50...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 594gwenw
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This was a really pleasant hike. The waterfalls are not all that big but it was still fun. The Tarabita is pretty cool. We got really bit up by all the mosquitoes though!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Antonella S | Reviewed this property |
Few km outside the village. if you book with your bien off an agency, they can arrange a taxi fir you. You can ask any taxi driver in town and they would know it