mindo by locals

 

 

Gracias for thinking green, thank you for your support to small businesses, local reserves, encouraging people to think eco , explore, conserve and observe ! SimBioSys (tourists and locals)

 

 

Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours  Mindo tours trip advisor

 

Search for Richard Hernandez on Tripadvisor

 

 

mindo tours

(image from Pinterest)

Featured Gallery

mindo hummingbird tour

 

 

 

Mindo hummingbird Tour

The National Protected Forest Mindo Nambillo has 22000 hectares belongs to our Ecuadorian Protected Areas. Mindo Cloud forest has an average of 35 hummingbird species recorded.

 

mindo tours

 

 

Bellavista overview - Mindo overnight tour

Bellavista cloudforest reserve with its almost 1000 hectares (2470 acres)holds different bird species, best viewpoint like its name mean. Come and visit this cloudforest paradise hidden in the clouds.

mindo nambillo cloud forest reserve

Passion fruit (taxo) - Mindo day tour

 

mindo tours

Miguel Andrango - Otavalo day tour

Richard Hernandez with the famous Otavalo master weaver Miguel Andrango together wiht Luz Maria, Miguel daughter on a Otavalo day tour.

Yanacocha reserve quito

Yanacocha Reserve - Mindo day tour

Ask Richard Hernandez for a visit to one of the most incredible private reserves near Quito, only 30 minutes ! Have a great hike while you learn about the ecosystem.

Paul Greenfield co-author of the birds of Ecuador

Richard Hernandez and Paul Greenfield at the Cloud forest

Paul Greenfield and Robert Ridgely are authors of the bird book "The Birds of Ecuador".

mindo tours

Richard Hernandez and Dave Sapienza at the Cloud forest

Dave Sapienza in 1998 was awarded the first annual bill price award for INTERPRETIVE EXCELLENCE in Ohio State Parks.

Richard Hernandez and Daniel Fitter, Galapagos Cruises.

 

Richard Hernandez with Daniel Fitter, he is the co author of WILD LIFE OF THE GALAPAGOS book.

To meet in person to Daniel at Floreana Island in the Galapagos was a plus in my last Galapagos trip. I recommend to buy and bring this pocket field guide book.

Richard Hernandez Galapagos Cruise

 

Richard Hernandez at Galapagos Islands. Book your Galapagos Cruise on ANAHI GALAPAGOS CATAMARAN.

Visit the subtle beauty of the Galapagos Islands aboard of one of the best First Class Galapagos Catamaran. Best Galapagos deals http://www.anahigalapagoscatamaran.com/

www.quitowalkingtour.com

 

OUR MINDO BLOG:

 

mindo cloud forest on FACEBOOK

 

www.mindocloudforest.com

What You Can Expect:

 

Our tours are exclusively environmental education. People in search of other interests that are not ecotourism, we strictly reject it.



The tour is focus on nature and how this incredible hot spot Works on the slopes of the Andes,

unique according with Bird life international, Audubon society and many others like a bird Paradise.
For focusing only on birds (bird tours) please le us know in order to bring the spotting scope.


In a day tour we could probably expect to see near 25 species of birds, dozens of orchids,frogs

and many butterflies. By the other hand in a Mindo Adventure tour we focus on enjoying doing zip line,

water tubing, canyoning or mountain bike tour.


On the way back we drive straight to Quito with an strategical stop for the use of the banio facilities

and depends of the type of tour with the Equator line.


Important Mindo Tour information:


Pick up / drop off

from your hotel in Quito city


Departure Time
7:15am


Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, English/Spanish licensed naturalist tour guide

  • Transportation from/to Quito (from your hotel in Quito) in a private vehicle, local taxes.

Exclusions: Tips, drinks.

 

Additional Mindo Information:

 

  • - Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of contacting, there is always availability!

  • - Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • - An easy to  moderate amount of walking is involved, it depends of the type of tour you desire.

  • - A black and white copy of you current valid passport is required on the day of travel

  • - Suggested equipment: sunglasses and sun-cream, water, camera, hiking or just shoes

    with good grip, insect repellent, camouflage colors to dress (blue, brown, green but not white),

    binoculars and walking stick (if it is possible), hat, light rain jacket.

 

Look down at my following tour proposal based from every person who has visited the Cloud forest wonders:

 

 

 

mindo tours with richard

 

 

 

For botanizing Cloud Forest tours click here

 

For customized Cloud Forest tours click here

 

For birding & botanizing Circuit Cloud forest tours. click here

 

 

 

 

DIFFERENT KIND OF FULL DAY Tours, choose which best fits for you:

 

 

 

CLASSIC MINDO FULL DAY TOUR  - Private tour

 

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

07:45 am

Crater look out.

08:50 am

Mindo orchids

 

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMIZED  CLOUDFOREST DAY TOUR  - Private tour

*** off the beaten path

 

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

08:30 am

 Orchid Reserve: 20 minutes (easy) cascade or 1 hour hike (moderate) tall waterfall.
Entrance fee: USD. 5 per person

*******

Depending of time, we can do a bit of bird watching with spotting scope. Nature walk on open field.

11:00 am

Hummingbird paradise. Cost USD.5 per person

12:00 am

Local lunch, bird feeders. Cost: USD.7 per person

13:15 pm

We do leave the cloud forest area.

03:00 pm

Drop off to the old town of Quito.

 

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY HIKING & BIRDS "Private tour"

 

7:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

8:00 am

Crater look out

8:50 am

Orchid Reserve: 1 and 1/2 hour hike (moderate), waterfall.

 

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY ADVENTURE - "Private tour"
more adventure ? click here

 

06:45 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

09:00 am

Mindo Canyoning.

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

MINDO FULL DAY HIKING  "Private tour" * avid hikers - off the beaten path

 

04:30 am

05:30 AM pick up from your hotel in Mindo or 04:30 AM pick up from your hotel in Quito. We have a hike to see the andean cock of the rock bird lek. FOR LATER STARTING (NO COCK OF THE ROCK BIRD)

07:45 am

Breakfast

08:30 am

4 and 1/2 hour hike (moderate – a bit difficult). Small waterfall, some water cascades in pristine and primary forest at 1100 meters above the sea level.

 

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT TOUR IN MINDO TOWN- "Private tour"

DAY 1 :

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

07:45 am

Crater look out.

09:00 am

Orchid Reserve.

11:00 am

Hummingbirds.

12:10 am

Lunch.

 

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

01 NIGHT / 02 DAYS"ECOLOGICAL, BIRDING AND NATURAL HISTORY ”   Private tour  
Staying in a Private Cloudforest Reserve

 

DAY 1 :

 

Western Slopes of the Andes - Ecological

 

07:15 am

Pick up from your hotel in Quito

09:00 am

Arrival to the Orchid Reserve: one hour hike ( easy or moderate ) to the waterfall.

11:00 am

Hummingbirds

12:10 pm

Lunch.

13:30 pm

Butterflies.

15:00 pm

Activities like: gondola ride or zip line

 

For further details, please contact: mindocloudforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Our tours are exclusively environmental education. People in search of other interests that are not ecotourism, we strictly reject it.

 

 

MINDO PRICES & MINDO PACKAGES - MINDO PRIVATE TOURS

 

 

 

1 day tour Classic Mindo Full Day

1 day tour Mindo Hiking

1 day tour Mindo Hiking

& Birds

1 day tour Mindo Full Day Adventure /

1Night/ 2 Days 
night in Mindo town

 

UPGRADE 

1Night/ 2 Days 
night in Lodge & Cloudforest Reserve

Normal Price

Special Promotion

Normal Price

Special Promotion

Normal Price

Special Promotion

Normal Price

Special Promotion

Price (only one person)

$ 215

$169

$ 235

$185

$ 495

ASK

 

$ 575

 

ASK

Price per person for two people)

 

Price per person (for more than two people)

Seasonal $95

 

Seasonal $55

Seasonal $105

 

Seasonal $85

ASK please

 

ASK please

 

 

ASK please

 

ASK please

Note:

Prices will only be applied with payments in cash (local payment) or by Paypal with credit, debit or bank deposits.

Advanced payments by Bank wire with 5% off from listed price.

Price does not include: entrance fees for the activities, lunch, tips, drinks.

Price does include: Quito pick up/drop off, guidance in English, FWD as transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mindo tours richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.mindocloudforest.comwww.mindocloudforest.comwww.mindocloudforest.com