Mindo Ecuador

Mindo is a major ecological attractions that have the Ecuador. It is located about 79 km from Quito, to reach this sector will take just 2 hours away. This wonderful place is located in a beautiful valley at 1,250 meters above sea level, surrounded by 19000 hectares of protected primary and secondary forest. The forest extends along the slopes of Pichincha volcano, at elevations of 4,700 at 1,400 meters and encompasses diverse ecosystems. Pirma site was named an Important Birding in Latin America in 1997 by the Bird Life International.

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  • Region: Sierra
  • Province:Pichincha
  • Latitude:78º 46' 41.89'' W
  • Length:0º 03'04.29'' S
  • Climate:19º C a 26º C (66º F a 78º F)
  • Population:2.307.767 (estimate 2008)
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  • Zip code:EC170751
  • Area code:593 2
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:Mariscal Sucre
  • Distance from Guayaquil:km. aprox.
  • Distance from Cuenca:km. aprox.



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Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest

Nambillo Mindo Reserve has a spectacular flora and fauna. In the surrounding area are about 500 varieties of birds and about 40 kinds of butterflies. It is a paradise for bird watchers and one of the best places in the country to see the Cock of the Rock, toucans, parrots, owls, hummingbirds, wild ducks, quetzal, caciques, tanagers, among others.

More than 170 species of orchids have been identified within the reserve of Mindo, located in a region with some of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world. Orchids, bromeliads, heliconia, ferns, lianas, mosses and lichens that grow in abundance here

A number of rivers running through Mindo, Mindo and as White and there is a waterfall as varidad Milpe, the Dirty, and Tatala, so that in addition to sightseeing, visitors can practice some water sports like rafting, rappelling or tubing, an activity very similar to the first except that the pool is built with tires. An exhilarating experience to enjoy watching the wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes as you go downstream.

If adrenaline is not your forte, you can opt for a quiet walk through the forest, enriched by the pleasant conversation with a local guide willing to share their knowledge and cultural heritage of their ancestors.

With luck you will see a mammal, such as porcupine, spectacled bear and puma. Here also you will find lots of medicinal plants, as well as epiphytes and orchids fabulous. The large trees are no exception will find both the rubber tree like cinnamon and Andiroba endemic varieties.

Within the reserve you will find a natural complex of 15 waterfalls of different heights and unique beauty. Following the same route of entry can be reached Nambillo the traditional waterfall. This beautiful place has a cable car from 530 meters long and shorten the walking time, giving you the emotions of the dizzying height and full depreciation of forest.

Do not forget that the climate here is tropical and humid, so make sure you're ready.


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