Ecuador Travel
Mindo
Mindo
Mindo
Mindo

Mindo

min 64.4°F max 75°F
4101ft

An irresistible magnet for the bird-tourists that arrive in Ecuador. Which is one of the most emblematic sites is the Mindo Valley, in the northwest of Pichincha, declared as the main site in South America of global importance for birds such as: gallitos de la peña, multicolored tanagers, tealights, seedlings, Andean toucans , blackbirds, nuns, golden-headed quetzals, collared pigeons, hawks, hawks and other species have encouraged the locals to live off ecotourism.

Meanwhile a wonderful combination of tropical species with Andean is its particularity, in a single day you can easily observe more than 150 species, including enigmatic nocturnal birds such as the Nuboselvático Mochuelo, discovered in 1999, and the amazing Chotacabras Colilira whose tail reaches to half meter in length.

So much diversity has Mindo since it is located in the Chocó region, where there are around 450 endemic birds, the largest endemism in the continent, there are also excellent tourist facilities, a good marked road network that allows you to explore this beautiful and paradisiacal place.

These are the activities we have for you!

Adventure

Mindo offers you extreme experiences. So, if you are a fan of adrenaline you will like to know all the options you have. The best part is that this is a walk suitable for the whole family.

Rafting

The fast rivers that descend from the Andean glaciers are roads that allow us to see how nature transforms. The activity of rafting in Ecuador is carried out on those…

Trekking

The Andes have offered, since the time of the Incas, beautiful roads that unfold between forests, moors, wetlands and more. Today it is possible to travel these old routes and…

Nature

Nature will be present all the way. Mindo is a place of rest to be in contact with your green spirit, knowing and admiring much of the flora and fauna that Ecuador offers. Learn why Mindo is called the Bird Capital of the World!

Bird watching

If you are a birdwatcher, professional or amateur, Ecuador wants to give you the best experience of your life. With more than 1,680 species of birds roaming the skies of…

Flora Observation

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it has more than 17,058 species of vascular plants or flowering plants, as indicated in the Fourth National Report…

Landscape Photography

Many people like to capture moments, this through photography, but others are simply passionate about this activity, for these, coming to Ecuador will be a delight for their eyes, since…

Gastronomy

The Ecuadorian Andes keep recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Each of the delicious dishes are made with care and love, with natural products that come from a rich and prosperous land. Ecuadorian cuisine is an experience that you can not miss.

Locro de Papa

From Prehispanic origin, is a thick soup which is prepared essentially with potatoes and cheese. White onion and annatto is fried in lard and then chopped potatoes are added to the preparation and mixed with the onion; Add water and let it boil until the potatoes are tender and with a thick consistency, characteristic of locro, finally add milk. It’s…

Locro de Papa

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