Mirador Rio Blanco|
Your first stop offers a breathtaking view of the Mindo River, along with tucans, tanagers, and hummingbirds. There will be time for a short break before heading out into the cloudforest.
Mindo Valley and the Waterfall Sanctuary
As you cross the valley in a hanging metal basket, be sure to take in the views of the surrounding forest. This is an amazing way to get from one side of the valley to the other (approx. 1,739 feet/530 m.). Once in the Waterfall Sanctuary, your guide will take you to three waterfallsand youíll have a chance to swim through all three.
Mariposas de Mindo and lunch
Take time to relax at the Mariposas de Mindo, a butterfly breeding farm that is home to over 25 species of butterflies. Youíll be amazed as they flutter around you in search of food. Pupas hatch almost every day, so keep an eye out as you wander about. Lunch is served in this unique setting.
Mindo River adventure
After visiting the butterfly farm, enjoy an easy hike to the Mindo River. Along the way, youíll see some of the exotic flora and fauna that are unique to this area. A lively romp down the Mindo River in inner tubes is sure to give you a different view of your stunning surroundings. Your tubing adventure ends with a relaxing soak in a warm Jacuzzi. Then itís time for the 2-hour drive back to Quito.
- English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- Stop at Mirador Rio Blanco
- Admission to Mindo Valley and the Waterfall Sanctuary
- River crossing in a hanging basket
- Time to swim through three waterfalls
- Admission to Mariposas de Mindo, a butterfly breeding farm
- Ride down the Mindo River on inner tubes
- Time to rest in a warm Jacuzzi
Departure time and location:
Approx. 7 AM, from select hotels
Return time and location:
Approx. 6 PM, to select hotels
Gray Line Ecuador recommends:Wearing comfortable pants and a T-shirt or lightweight long-sleeve shirt
Wearing comfortable walking shoes
Bringing a change of clothes
Bringing a light jacket
Bringing rubber boots (during the rainy season)
Bringing a camera and lots of film
Bringing a swimsuit and/or shorts and a towel
Bringing insect repellent
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please call Gray Line Tours Ecuador at least 24 hours prior to your desired tour date to confirm your reservation and to arrange pick-up. Upon pick-up, present your voucher(s) and photo identification.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|