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Address: Mindo, Ecuador

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We rented bikes in the town of Mindo and biked up the Cascadas trail. It's not the easiest ride (mostly uphill) but it's very worth it. Once you reach the waterfals you can leave... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Maja J
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

We rented bikes in the town of Mindo and biked up the Cascadas trail. It's not the easiest ride (mostly uphill) but it's very worth it. Once you reach the waterfals you can leave your bike there (or if you've taken a taxi - it will leave you there) and easily walk to all the gorgeous waterfals.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice hike--beautiful views and trails are well-maintained. This is a great swimming lcation after a long day of biking.

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Corry, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We walked over 3.5miles to this facility and took the cable car across to the path. It was fairly strenuous, and not meant for those who are not somewhat fit. The views were stunning and there is a platform you can jump from at the top of the waterfall into the water below

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1 Thank guidethrudarkness
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, nature is beautiful and well preserved, the people who take care of the site are very nice and the entrance fee is pretty good ($3 per adult, $1.5 for children). Be prepared for a 20 min walk downhill, then 35 min on the way back. Definitely worth it if you want to see a bit of nature,... More 

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Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We rented bikes in town and set out to check out the falls - unfortunately we completely missed them because the lodge/restaurant a the trail head was unmarked and under construction! When we got to the end of the road we decided to ride back and ask and they pointed us down the trail and charged us $3 to enter.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I arrived alone in the afternoon and inquired if there was time to walk around or best to return tomorrow. I also asked if I could be directed to the walking path to Nambillo and come back the next day for the Tarabita and other waterfalls walk. I was shown on the map the route and encouraged to take the... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

To go to Mindo is to open a door to adventure. We dare to canopy and then trek down to the cascade. A very liberating and very wet afternoon experience but so much fun. Pack your bags, have a couple of comfortable walking shoes, comfortable exercise clothing with long pants, raincoat and a backpack for your bottle of water and... More 

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Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely way to spend half a day, the outing starts and ends with a short but scenic cable car ride. Then you can choose how many of the seven waterfalls you want to visit, depending on how much time and energy you have. They're not especially huge or dramatic but lovely to look at, especially in situ in the... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We ran from cascade to cascade through the rugged mix of man-made and natural paths, adding a sense of adventure to the beautiful falls. There's an option to take the Tarrabita across directly to the Falls, but if you're up for the trek, walking is a worthwhile trip. The innermost cascades are less populated and we found a vacant one... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited several of the waterfalls. If you have to choose, take the path to the 5/6 consecutive waterfalls. The trails are easy. We recommend to take at least half a day and have a picnic by the waterfalls.

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