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“Excellent knowledge, enthusiasm and tailoring of tours”

Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours
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US$125.00*
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Private Mindo Cloud Forest Tour Including a...
Ranked #4 of 15 Outdoor Activities in Mindo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the Nature wonders just 2 hours drive from Quito, you can visit here on a day trip or stay overnight at one of the several confortable lodges. Richard Hernandez takes you to different attractions like orchid reserves, butterfly garden,cable car, hikes to hidden waterfalls, birdwatching spots.Highly recommended for Nature Lovers. MINDO CLOUD FOREST
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Richard did an excellent job of guiding the tour through Mindo Cloud Forest sharing information on flora and fauna every step of the way. His enthusiasm, knowledge and friendliness made the trip a joy. While we don’t often do tours, we’re glad we took this one. It was worth it. Because we can’t walk long distance or over difficult terrain, we wanted the classic tour with short and easy walks. He set up just what we needed. He made a good package that fit our interests, abilities and the weather conditions.

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Thank you so much for your visit to Mindo Cloud Forest.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We booked an adventure tour with Richard Hernandez. This could not have been a more perfect day! Richard promptly picked us up at 6:45 am at our place in Quito, he informed us we had about a 2 hour drive to the Mindo Cloud Forrest. As we drove, Richard spoke to us about Ecuador's history, ecosystem and politics as well as his life experiences. It was very interesting and he speaks very good English. We made a quick stop to grab a breakfast sandwich and then arrived at our Canopy Tour (zip line) destinantion. We completed 10 exhilarating ziplines, amazing views and thrilling rides, from there Richard drove us to meet another guide, Peter and we hiked a beautiful path through the forest to the top of 3 cascading waterfalls. A bonus is we saw 2 Tucans on our walk and crossed a suspension bridge over the river. After some brief instruction, We began canyoning (rappelling) down the waterfalls. This was a truly awesome experience and Peter & Richard took great pictures for us. After we finished, we hiked out of the forest and Richard drove us to our third adventure of the day, a white water tubing trip!!!! The water was cold, but refreshing after a long hike through the jungle. Richard's friend actually shot video of this for us too. When we finished, Richard took us to a beautiful lodge and showed us changing rooms we could use, when we were all dry, we met him in the dinning room where he arranged a great lunch, grilled chicken, vegetables & potatoes. On our way home, Richard made sure to take us to the Mitad Del Mundo for pictures. This was a day I will never forget!

4  Thank bechtolbill
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HernandezRichard, Propietario at Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your visit to Mindo cloud forest was very much appreciated. Thank you very much !

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Carla from CarpeDiem tours was great & I would recommend her highly. She was our guide for me & Jacqui that was on my GAdventures Galapagos tour. She is friends with a couple that built a treehouse on their property & asked our driver to stop there so we could see it. The couple was very nice & allowed us to check it out. We had limited time so Carla recommended that we go to the waterfalls but just see 1 of them, not all 7. The tram that takes you across was backed up due to Ecuador having it's annual holiday, May 1st. Carla found out that we could walk there rather than wait for up to an hour for the tram. The walk was muddy & slick in several spots but she helped me down (I'm a little over 60 & not as sure of myself). When we walked uphill she was patient & waited while I caught my breath. We were able to take the tram back to the entrance. It was kind of like ziplining but in a little tram. Very cool. Next was the butterfly & hummingbird tour. It was small but had a lot of beautiful butterflies as well as plants. It started to rain not too long after we got there so we only saw 1 hummingbird. Then we went to the chocolate factory. We got to taste & see the chocolates that were made there, the cacao trees, etc. Carla kindly got a chocolate brownie with a candle in it to celebrate my birthday. That was unexpected. It's a nice day trip.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We booked this private tour the day before. Our hotel offered a tour to Mindo, but we wanted more control over the itinerary and didn't want to potentially be stuck in a large group. Plus, we wanted to do more than just drive by and see things. Richard is a certified naturalist and speaks English and Spanish. Since we didn't really plan on this trip in advance, we had several questions for Richard prior to finally deciding to book the tour. Richard always responded quickly to our emails and provided us with all needed information about the tour. He arrived at our hotel right on time, and demonstrated his extensive knowledge of Ecuador's flora and fauna immediately. We learned so much while visiting an orchid preserve, a hummingbird paradise, and a butterfly farm. We also opted to include the cable car ride, which was brief and fun. We wrapped up our day with lunch in Mindo town at a local establishment. Though Richard offered to take us to the Inty Nan museum (the equator museum), we opted to pass on that option. Richard checked in with us regularly and asked us what we were enjoying more/ less etc and based on our answers he told us about Antisana. Although it was not his intention, and not very convenient for him on such short notice, we were so intrigued by Antisana that we asked him if he could take us out to Antisana the next day. Richard made some arrangements to take us to Antisana the following day. We spent two great days with Richard seeing two very different parts of the Ecuadorian ecosystem. He sincerely strives to provide a quality experience for his clients. If you are looking for an experienced, reliable guide who will help you learn about and fully appreciate the natural beauty of Ecuador, from birds, and butterfly's to plants and frogs, we highly recommend both the Mindo forest and Antisana ecological reserve with Richard Herdandez.

1  Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I searched high and low for a nature tour of the Mindo cloud Forest, rather than an activity tour with things like zip lining. Richard Hernandez did not disappoint. We had a full day of orchids, butterflies, hummingbirds and learned much about the ecology of the area. At our request, Richard substituted a chocolate tour for a nature oriented activity. Finally, on our way back into Quito we made a quick stop at the Mita del Mindo. A great way to end the day. Richard Hernandez is a great guide!

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