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Mindo's Cable Car and Waterfall Sanctuary
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Mindo, Ecuador
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All reviews cable car nice hike worth the effort trail head large waterfall bring snacks bring a bathing suit rope swing great hiking health and safety cloud forest natural beauty long hike few hours day trip an adventure zip line
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the cable car across and decided to walk to the closest falls which is Nambillo Falls. They said it would be a 15 minute walk, I’m not sure who made that time, but if you are average to slow walkers it can take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Be sure to wear footwear that can get wet. This is definitely worth the hike! Pack a picnic and make it a full day!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 26 October 2018

What a nice hidden gem in the middle of the Mindo Forest. An intermediate hike with nice views through the forest, and down the canyon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lafayette B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The hike has a lot of climbs, but the nature is stunning. I only wish we had had more time to see more. We only had a couple of hours, including the terabita ride, and my kids had so much fun swimming at the first...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gerbilmom8
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A nice trip for a few hours. I recommend taking a taxi to the cable cart, if you want you can easily walk back to Mindo. A ride to or from is 6 dollars per taxi. Take enough water and food. Don't forget a bathing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SandraA3517
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Our hostel told us we could see all 7 falls in 3 hours. The guy at the telebita told us 5 hours for all 7. In reality, it took us over 4 hours round trip just to go to Cascada Reina! We're older and not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We were not expecting to spend the whole day and had we known to bring snacks/water/lunch we would have stayed much longer and seen more waterfalls. As it was, we were there for over 6 hours, hiking, swimming and enjoying a lifetime experience. We can't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leylasteele
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The highlight here was the tram that whisked us across a massive hilly and tree-lined gorge to the start of the hike. From there, the trail was lush and green and opened up to several beautiful pools and waterfalls. I wish we had more time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pcmasuedu
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want a shot of natural adrenaline. The main attraction of this waterfall is the 12 m plunge on top of a metal board to the rushing water below. If that’s not for you, they also have a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Farizan R
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A old style cable trams zips you above the cloud forest on the way to the trail head for hikes to 7 waterfalls. Bring a bathing suit since some of the falls have pools

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Stephen W
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Laura L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a path. A little hidden and the people selling the tickets for the Tarabita are not eager to point it out. Instead of walking Right to the ticket office, look LEFT and the path is just along the edge of a... More
20 August 2016|
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Response from EvanM1103 |
Yea you'd definitely have time. We did the same. Did the 10 canopy zip-line then went to the waterfalls. We did only do to the first big waterfall though, because we didn't wake up until late (wake up early that was our... More