Nowadays, Mindo is one of the most important destinations in Ecuador.
It is located just an hour and a half from Quito, is one of the main attractions of ecotourism as it is located in a valley surrounded by 22,000 hectares of protected primary and secondary forest.
This beautiful place is one of the most visited by birdwatchers because we can find about 450 varieties of birds among which the cock of the rock, bright red, building their nests in the dizzying vertical walls of jungle canyons as well as toucans, parrots, owls, wild ducks, quetzals, blackbirds, hummingbirds, chiefs among others.
We can also find about 40 kinds of butterflies and over 2000 species of plants, including a flock of wild orchids.
The name Mindo is known internationally as “Bird Life or Important Bird” for its exceptional flora, fauna and botany considered vital for the development of ecotourism.
Mindo is one of the most visited by Ecuadorians and tourists who want to enjoy an unparalleled nature, ideal for a break from everyday stress places.
More than 170 species of orchids have been found inside the reserve of Mindo, such as bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens growing abundance, this region has the highest rates of endemic plantations in the world.
It is also a perfect area for adventure sports such as mountain biking, tubing or white water rafting in the river Mindo.
An exciting experience to enjoy the wildlife and natural scenery while you go downstream.