Nambilla Cascadas, Mindo

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Pack a swimsuit before visiting Nambilla Cascadas, a set of 15 waterfalls formed by the Nambilla River and located in a cloud-forest ecological reserve. Trek the scenic trail to the waterfalls to spot the area's diverse wildlife, then dip your feet in the smaller cascades or swim in one of the bigger pools. Instead of walking, you can take a cable car and observe the surrounding forest during the ride. Bring some food and water for your trip and have a picnic next to the cascading river. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Mindo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nambilla Cascadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A hike to the falls is a must and you should not miss, the best even with the Seibahn cross the Valley.
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  • The bed is a bit demanding for beginners but is worthwhile, is a beautiful view and a unique experience
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  • Mindo has a bit of everything, a bit of waterfalls, a bit of hiking, a bit of rivertubing etc. That is nice for rookies to the jungle, and people on a daytrip from Quito. But although it has a lot of ...  more »

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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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