Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve and other Mindo attractions using our handy Mindo online journey planner .
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  • We spent half a day walking around bird and flower watching in this wonderful natural park in Mindo. Things change rapidly from sun, to low clouds to rain to rainbows. Loved it but wear hiking gear  more »
  • The cloud forest is really nice for hiking from one waterfall to the next one. You can spend a few hours here. I would just skip the teleferico since it is really expensive for a 45 second-ride  more »
  • Excellent experience in cable car. It can be exhausting going up and down the mountain but is enjoying good physical condition. The end view of the waterfall is worth. Observe butterflies and hummingbirds also hear is pleasant as well as just to enjoy the warmth of the waters of the river. Recommended the eco adventure. The route is quite close and care when match two cars at the same time.
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Where to stay in Mindo

Mindo is a small town, but it offers an impressive variety of hostel accommodations. Options in rustic hotels near the Mindo River range from basic rooms with few amenities to spacious suites with lots of extras. Riverside establishments work especially well for nature lovers, offering outstanding views and quick access to nature trails. For the ultimate outdoor experience, consider staying at a campground--some offer free Wi-Fi, modern showers, and covered eating areas.
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