Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo

Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo

Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo

ITINERARY 1 Day Trip Mindo

Come enjoy our one day Bird watching Butterfly Garden in Mindo and Equator line tour.

One day bird watching tour in Mindo? Yes, it is possible. Our outstanding birder guide show you different species of birds such as: Andean cock of the rock, Toucan, Black Cheeked Woodpecker, Collared Trogon, Golden tanager and others. See for yourself the butterfly´s stages and feed them at Mindo Butterfly Garden. At the end, you visit Equator line – Mitad del Mundo Intiñan Museum and witness the experiments which only occur at the Equator. Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo



  • Our aim is to increase your enjoyment of birds and nature. Explore the varied bird habitats found in the Cloud forest and take pictures of those incredible species. Our one day birding tour is a fantastic opportunity to learn about Mindo birds.
  • Mindo Butterfly farm is a beautiful place to relax while watching the stages of butterflies, different types and colors, and feeding them from fruit plates. You see several butterflies being born and coming out of the larvae stage.
  • Intiñan Museum- Quito, Equator line is an enjoyable worthwhile place to visit. You can stand on the Equator and the guide will show you around the various exhibits and demonstrates the effects of being exactly on the Equator line.



  • Early in the morning the guide picks you up at the hotel in Quito.
  • Driving northwest of Quito and meet the birding guide in Mindo Coffee Lodge & Spa to start your bird watching day tour.
  • Breakfast buffet style in our Mindo restaurant with beautiful mountains view.
  • Driving to the Mariposas de Mindo – Butterfly garden, a guide gives you a great explanation of the reproduction process and you will see many pupae ready to hatch.
  • Visiting the humming feeder.
  • Stopping in the Equator Intiñan Museum where the hemispheres meet, experiment exhibitions and you also learn about shrunken heads.
  • Packed lunch
  • Return to Quito


US$ 135 / person + tax

Add the Andean Cock of the Rock lek or full day birding. You can include an adventure activity.

Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo


  • Round private transportation from and to Quito
  • Guide during driving and for each attraction
  • Guide specialist in birding. He provides telescope and binoculars.
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Entrance fees to butterfly garden and Middle of the Word


Duration: Around 10 – 11 hours.

Pick up time: 4am from your hotel in Quito

Arrival at Mindo: 6am

Birding time: 6am to 9:30am and 1 hour at the humming bird sanctuary

Mindo Bird watching, Butterfly Garden, Mitad del Mundo

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