Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo
(4.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Lush rolling mountainsides and wispy clouds set a surreal scene at Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. This nature reserve provides a more accessible counterpart to the nearby rainforests, while still brimming with many bird species, orchids, butterflies, waterfalls, ferns, and lush green vegetation. The reserve also offers many activities, including hiking, rappelling, tubing, mountain biking, canyoning, and ziplining. The warm, wet cloud forest (also known as a fog forest) also has lots of insects, so don't forget insect repellant and waterproof clothing. Consider exploring the reserve with the help of a local guide for the fullest experience. Plan your visit to Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mindo tour planner.
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  • We got a taxi from Mindo to the tarabita. So pleased we did. I suffer when at altitude and climbing up to it would have been terrible. We took the tarabita across to the other side. I didn't look down...  more »
  • We visited here as part of a birding tour and loved it. Even in the rain we could watch the birds up close while under the shelter. There is a small gift shop with T-shirts and books. 
  • This place offers great canopy views of the cloud forest and several rivers. The birds and flora are very unique and the hiking trails were well-kept and easy to navigate.