Route & dates
Mindo— 2 nights
Mon, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 20
Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal.Venture out of the city with trips to Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (in Calacali) and Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve (in Tandayapa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge, look for gifts at El Escampadero, take in the dramatic scenery at Nambilla Cascadas, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.
For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mindo vacation planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Mindo
Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve
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