Day Trip Mindo

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Overview

Ecuador is home to a diverse range of birds, including hummingbirds, which are known for their unique lifestyle. As the world’s smallest birds, they display intense colours that offer a unique experience of the wonders of nature.
You will have the opportunity to be accompanied by ornithological guides, who will explain the most important information about these beautiful birds, in addition to having a super complete list of hummingbirds and other birds that will be seen that day, the tour takes place in Chocó. Zona Andino, only 1 hour and a half from the capital (Quito).

Birds & Hummingbirds

  • Choco Toucan, Chestnut- Mandibled Toucan, Rufous Motmot, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Blue-Necked Tanager are often spotted along this route, White- whiskered Hermit, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Brown violetear, Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Fawn-breasted brilliant, Green-crowned Brilliant, Empress brilliant, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird and more..

Itinerary

Day 1 :
PICK UP

We will depart from the meeting point at Tribuna de los Shyris at 6:45 am. Our guide will provide general information about the city. We will then take the Calacalí Los Bancos road and pass by the first point of interest, which is the Middle of the World.
-MARACKSACHA RESERVE
In just a few minutes, we will arrive at the first hummingbird site, 'Reserva Maraksacha'. It is located 40 minutes away from Quito and aims to preserve the avifauna of the high Andean forest ecosystems. Here, we can admire stunning hummingbirds and other colourful bird species.
-MINDO WATERFALL
Along the same road as the butterfly garden, there is a detour to a waterfall located 5 km from the center of Mindo. The transfer can be made via a tarabita, followed by a 20-minute walk to reach the waterfall. The waterfall has a 15-meter drop and crystal-clear water, making it an inviting spot for bathing.
-BUTTERFLY GARDEN
The butterfly breeding farm in Mindo is dedicated to exhibiting, reproducing, and conserving butterflies in the cloud forest. Butterflies can be held on any part of the body, including the hand.
-CHOCOLATE TOUR
In this experience, we will work together to make traditional chocolate beverage by roasting, grinding, and mixing. You can participate or observe as we recharge our energy. You will learn about the history of chocolate as a beverage. Chocolate has been consumed this way for thousands of years.
-TASTING LOCAL FRUITS AT NANEGALITO
We will visit Nanegalito at the end of the day. It is a charming town where we will have the opportunity to taste local fruits such as zalac and other delicacies, and Back to Quito.

From $115 per person

Trip Includes

  • Tourist transport
  • Naturalist-Ornithologist Guide
  • Country breakfast in the middle of the cloud forest
  • Lunch overlooking the forest and hummingbirds
  • Entrance fees to visit sites
  • Group photos

Trip Excludes

  • Personal Expenses, Tips
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Nothing other than described in the itinerary
HOW DO I MAKE THE RESERVACIÓN?

Simply tell us which tour you would like to book, for which dates, and for how many passengers, and subject to availability we will be happy to book it for you.

Please also send us the following information for each passenger:

Full name (as written in passport)
Gender
Passport number
Date of birth
Marital status
Country of residence
Email address
Dietary requirements (normal / vegetarian / food allergies etc) For Galapagos bookings we also need to know your preferred flight route and dates.

HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT FUSION TRAVEL ECUADOR HAS MADE MY BOOKING?

As soon as we receive your booking request (see question1) we will go ahead and make a reservation for you. We will then send an email confirming that your booking has been successfully made – this email acts as your initial booking confirmation.

We also send an e-receipt at time of payment which contains precise details of your booking and acts as final booking confirmation

WHICH PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?

Fusion Travel Ecuador accept the following payment methods:

USA BANK WIRE – the most convenient method if you have a USA based bank account. We charge a $25 handling fee per transfer in order to cover our costs of transferring the money into Ecuador to pay local suppliers for your tour. Transfers usually take 2-5 working days to arrive into our acocunt.
CREDIT CARD – quick and easy online payments for visa and mastercard cardholders. Credit card processing fees do apply – please ask our staff for current rates.
ECUADOR BANK DEPOSIT OR TRANSFER – deposit cash or transfer locally into any branch of Banco Pichincha, Internacional or Produbanco. This may the best option if you are already in Ecuador.
Most importantly all of our accounts are 100% SAFE & SECURE. All payments are made in the name our company (FUSION TRAVEL CIA. LTDA.). We will never ask you to risk paying into any account registered under a personal name.

WHEN CAN I PAY JUST A DEPOSIT IN ADVANCE, AND WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY IN FULL?

Generally speaking we require a 40% deposit at time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Full payment is then due 3 months before your date of travel. Of course should you prefer to pay in full at time of booking then that is also no problem.

Only in the case of bookings made less than 3 months before date of travel do we immediately require full payment

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