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Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal. Set in a lush cloud forest, Mindo vacations attract bird-watchers and nature lovers interested in discovering a verdant landscape populated by hundreds of species of animals, many of which are rare and threatened with extinction. Founded in the 1860s, the settlement houses just 3,000 permanent residents but boasts a developing tourist infrastructure, which makes Mindo holidays increasingly popular with international visitors and weekenders from nearby Quito. In the build up to your vacation in Mindo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Ecuador trip planner.
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Top Mindo tours
Middle of the World Half-Day Tour from Quito Including Entrances BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $30
Duration: 7 hours
Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 10 hours
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