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One of the many waterfalls in Mindo 
Mindo is one of the most famous cloud forests in Ecuador. It is located 2.5 hours outside of Quito to the north-west. Mindo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador because it has beautiful waterfalls, hiking, and adventure sports all in one area.

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In Mindo the thrill-seekers can go zip-lining or rappelling down waterfalls, or for those who like to keep both feet on the ground there are lots of amazing hiking paths to trek, a butterfly sanctuary to admire the butterflies and hummingbirds, a plethora of birds to watch, and waterfalls to swim in.

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This tarabita takes visitors across the ravine to go hiking around the waterfalls

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The butterfly farm, where the butterflies are happy to make you their perch.

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Zip-lining through the cloud forest

Price to visit Mindo: $120 as a day trip (for up to 10 passengers)
if spending the night $120 for each way

Time to get from Quito to Mindo: 2.5 hours

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