Mindo is an amazing location about 2.5 hours from Mountain Views Inn.  It is well worth the bus ride as Mindo is home to an area of pre-montane cloud forest nearby called the Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo.  With so much to see and do, you won't want to miss this excursion on your vacation.

Adventure lovers can experience the thrill of a lifetime soaring through the clouds of the Mindo Rainforest. The 11 lines span over gorges more than 300 ft deep over distances up to 1/3 of a mile long!  For an added adrenaline rush, try the Superman or Butterfly and truly fly!

Take the Terabita Skybasket deep into the forest where you can hike to crashing waterfalls. You can enjoy a refreshing swim after a challenging hike and feel the force of the cascades. Yoga Retreat groups can practice at the base of the waterfall where the sounds of the water crashing will wash away distractions and bring focus back to your practice.

A visit to the butterfly conservatory in Mindo is a beautiful way to connect with nature.  With over 25 species actively bred to prevent extiction, and over 1200 housed on site, you will be awed by their flight throughout the conservatory.


  • There are 36 Waterfalls withing walking distance of Mindo
  • Ecuador is home to over 2,500 species of butterflies and over 4,000 species of birds