MINDO COCK OF THE ROCK TOUR

Our 3 days trip is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the special environment of a cloud forest so close to Quito - only one hour and 50 minutes away! We offer our guests a unique stay in paradise, above the forest canopy, surrounded by myriads of hummingbirds!
You will enjoy of our fabulous views of forests and mountains, and our extensive network of safe, well-marked trails. 

CLUDFOREST

BIRDWATCHING

EXTREME SPORTS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mindo: One of the main attractions is the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the exuberant protected forest, aside from the agoutis, anteaters, armadillos, and deer.
DAY 1: ​PICK UP FROM QUITO - PULULAHUA RESERVE - TRIP TO MINDO

Our trip begins by picking you up at the hotel to transfer us by private transport to the cloud forest and enjoy the natural beauty of Mindo. We will start our day with a visit to the viewpoint of the crater of the Pululahua volcano, continuing our journey to the town of Mindo where we will visit the butterfly garden, a place where we can observe a great variety of butterflies. After lunch (not included) we will have the opportunity to visit an artisan chocolate factory, where we will learn about the chocolate process and the harvesting of cocoa beans, then we will enjoy a delicious brownie or hot chocolate. We headed to our hotel.

  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 2: ​​ANCTUARY OF WATERFALLS AND TARABITA – TUBING - IN THE AFTERNOON RETURN TO QUITO

We will visit the Sanctuary of the Waterfalls in the Mindo - Nambillo Ecological Reserve. We will arrive at this place in a "Tarabita" through an impressive scenario, the Tarabita was built to help travelers rise more than 150 meters above the ground, and they can travel between mountains and treetops until they reach the entrance of the waterfalls for We started a walk to the Nambillo waterfall (15 minutes) a wonderful place to swim and photograph. We can continue to the next waterfall by walking 30 minutes through a detour that leads to the Sanctuary of the Waterfalls, walking for approximately 1 hour through a virgin forest. After lunch (Not included) the adventure continues, Mindo has several rivers that run through the cloud forest with rapids that allow us to embark on a buoy downstream, tubing (Not Included) is a wonderful adventure in which we can enjoy intense emotions and adrenaline. In the afternoon return to Quito.

  • Meals: ​Breakfast
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 3: ​​IN SEARCH OF THE COCK OF THE PEÑA - TRIP TO QUITO.

Departure very early in the morning. At 5:30 a.m. our guide picks you up at the hotel, for a 22km journey by car until we reach the place where we will visit the Gallo de Peña lek. Then we take the car again to reach the upper part and be able to observe the toucans, tanagers and other species of birds. The activity lasts around five hours and you return to Mindo at 10 am. ​After this activity in the morning you have about 4 hours to do some of the activities on your own where you can enjoy popular activities in the region such as Canopy or rent a bicycle to explore the entire town of Mindo and its surroundings. Another option is to stay in a hostel and relax with the activities it offers. After lunch we will return to Quito, on the way we will make a brief stop to visit the Middle of the World City. Return to Quito

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Entrance fee to Mitad del Mundo Museum.

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