Cycling and ATVs

Rent a bicycle and cruise around the town, exploring everything Mindo has to offer.  Available from 8:30am-6pm, enjoy some exercise biking between the attractions.  Guided night tours through the numerous trails found throughout the area are also available. ATVs If you’re interested in a bit more speed and excitement, hop on a quad for a […]

Orchid Garden

 Ecuador is home to more than 4000 species of Orchids.  In fact, 1 out of every 4 plants will be an Orchid.  Tour the Garden of Orchids to discover a few these amazing and beautiful plants.  The guided tour will last approximately 20 minutes, then feel free to explore.

Hummingbird Garden

 The hostel El Descanso is known for its garden that attracts more than 20 different species of hummingbirds.  Reserve rooms for a weekend getaway, or tour and stroll through the flora and fauna. Species that can be seen in the gardens include: Fiery Topaz, Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Black-tailed Trainbearer and White-necked Jacobin.

Balneario-Nambillo Waterfall

 It is only a 15 minute hike to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Ecuador.  Enjoy the cool waters of Balneario-Nambillo, slide down a waterslide, and jump from platforms of 4m or 12m into the water below.  For families with younger children, there are calm swimming pools built into the rocks that are perfect […]

Horseback Riding

 Enjoy a 1 hr guided horseback ride through the Cloud Forest of Mindo.  This is a relaxing activity and easy way to experience the nature of the surrounding forests.

Nocturnal Hike

Be sure to check out the Nocturnal Hike to see the animals that prefer to come out at night. Hike through the Cloud Forest at night, accompanied by a guide, while observing the amazing nocturnal animals.  See reptiles, insects, spiders and possibly a few mammals!

Minjoy Park

Chairlift For a great view of Mindo and the surrounding environment head, to the chairlift at Mindjoy Park.  It is a 15 minute ride both through and high above the trees to the top, where there is an observation point. Get off at the top to see the mountainous and forested terrain, relaxing for as […]

Tour of Café

Find out why coffee is the most consumed drink in the world with the Tour del Café.  Learn about the cultivation of the coffee plant and the conditions required to grow healthy plants.  Get some first-hand experience roasting the beans, bringing out that sweet recognizable aroma. Finish with a tasting of coffees from different beans, […]

Sanctuary of waterfalls

Hop in a Tarabita for a 530m ride through the sky to the trails that lead to the Sanctuary of Waterfalls. Hike through the flora and fauna to reach the waterfalls in various locations. Take pictures and cool off, surrounded by the plants and animals of Mindo.

Bird Watching

 For the bird watchers, join a bird observation tour to discover the multitude of birds in Mindo.  This is one of the most popular tours among nature lovers, due to the fact that Mindo is home to almost 500 different species of birds.  The search for these colorful birds begins at 5:00am and ends at […]