Mindo is a small town with great natural beauty. Located an hour and 45 minutes northwest of Quito, Mindo sits within a stunning cloud forest filled with wild orchids and amazing fauna. Bird watchers flock to see the spectacular amount of birds that inhabit the area, but Mindo has heaps of other attractions too. Adventure seekers can fly high on canopy tours for a bird’s-eye view of the verdant landscape, or spend the day tubing, hiking, or exploring. After a day of activity, the cloud forest provides one of the best places to relax surrounded (and soothed) by nature.