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Nambilla Cascadas

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Address: Mindo, Ecuador

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For fans of waterfalls :-)

If you enjoy hiking and waterfalls this is the tour for you! The tour starts with a transfer by a small open cable car/funicular similar to a zip line. You will have a great view... read more

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60 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy hiking and waterfalls this is the tour for you! The tour starts with a transfer by a small open cable car/funicular similar to a zip line. You will have a great view of the top of the jungle! Then you can hike to a number of waterfalls, seven in total I was told, but we did not... More 

Thank qbfly
Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We took a right after we got off the cable car and went to the large waterfall. It is about a hours hike to get there but it it beautiful.

Thank hawk506
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The hike down to the falls is easy, but the hike up is HARD. can't swim in the waterfall during rainy season - the Rapids are too fast

Thank Anna L
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8 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were disappointed with the cascade itself. Have seen some STUNNING waterfalls in Ecuador and this was NOT one of them It is quit a trek for some, especially should you be older. People would stop and ask; "how much further"?

Thank Christie V
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152 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We walked from the center of Mindo. Great exercise, beautiful views and lots of birds, plants and trees. They charge three dollars per person and they are such sweet people. The elderly women kissed us when we came back up the hill. It's a little steep on the way down but quite short. We're over 65 and it was relatively... More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the place from Mindo, which took awhile. When we got there, the portion was to take the cable car or a path. We took the path, but they charged us $5 to walk on it. We got to the first waterfall, enjoyed it, then tried to go to the next one. However, a different "guide" blocked our... More 

Thank Traveler_snooze
Cusco, Peru
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a lovely hike through the beautiful and biodiverse mindo rainforest to arrive to the waterfalls. We went to the large one first, and it was SO worth it! A beautiful powerful rush of water, and a reminder of the power of nature! As people say, its a $6 fixed cab ride from the center of town, and $5... More 

Thank uclastarr
Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the walk about a 45 minute trek, take a towel to have a dip in the water. Walk to the top Cascades, then walk back to the bottom falls for a swim. use bug repellent, you may not see the bugs, but you will feel the bites days later. (voice of a person that lived with mosquitoes in Manitoba... More 

Thank SydofBC
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I caught a $6 taxi from town (fixed price) to the Taribita and paid $5. The Tarbita was lots of fun with a great view. Although it is a bit old, it felt very safe. The hike was easy enough but muddy in places so possibly difficult for elderly and children. I visited the first 5 waterfalls then paid the... More 

Thank luckyhelga7
Dublin, Ireland
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239 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We walked to the tarabita from Mindo town. It was about an hour and mostly uphill, it's along paved road and not challenging. You can also choose to get a taxi from the main square if you wish. The tarabita is quick and easy. It whizzes across the valley in 4-5 mins. From there you can hike left or right... More 

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