Mindo Coffee and Chocolate Day Trip

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    This tour is provided by

    Takiri Travel

    Takiri Travel is a mix of the experiences and passions of its founders Stephanie, Marco and Adriana. They are always looking to discover new experiences off the beaten path, not with the eye of a tourist but with the love of a local.

    We in Takiri strongly believe that sustainable is the new way to travel that is here to stay, and our values are the description of the effort we put in every experience!

    We give you the best, while doing our best!

    • All Day Trip
    • Private Trip
    • Mindo

    Morning: We’ll leave the hubbub of Quito bright and early (8:00 a.m.), driving from the grandiose Andes mountains towards the hilly, vibrant cloud forest. On our first stop, we’ll have an energizing juice surrounded by flapping hummingbirds. At the coffee finca, we’ll immerse ourselves in one of Ecuador’s finest export products: the gourmet arabica coffee. A coffee expert takes us around the plantation, showing how the red fruit is turned into a dark brew. Use all of your senses when tasting the deliciously sweet cherries, smelling, and feeling the beans in every stage of the production process. You probably know the classic coffee drinks, but we’ll also be savoring the next new trend: coffee tea, and a refreshing coffee-cherry lemonade.

    Afternoon: Ever tasted 100% pure chocolate? We promise it’s not how you imagine it. We’ll taste the fleshy cacao fruit straight from its outer pod, and then we’ll take the pure cacao to create our own flavor pairings during our chocolate experiments. On a family-owned farm in Mindo, our chocolate expert will teach us how the pods are turned into different artisanal cacao products such as chocolate, nibs, cacao powder, and an ingenious bbq sauce. 

    Meals included: lunch, a ton of coffee and chocolate


    All year round

    For last minute bookings (less than 24 hours before departure), please inquire about the availability before booking.

    Private Trip

    On this private trip, you’ll have our expert guide + transportation all to yourself and your travel party. Some activities have their own specilized guide on site. During those experiences, other travelers might also join your travel group, depending on the season.

    Price Includes

    • Local guide (English and Spanish speaking)
    • Stop at hummingbird viewpoint
    • Fresh juice
    • Coffee tour and tasting
    • Chocolate tour and tasting
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation during the whole day. You will be picked up and dropped of at your hotel in Quito. Transportation from the outskirts of Quito (valleys, Cumbayá, Tumbaco, airport area, etc.) is possible. Ask about the extra fee.

    Price Excludes

    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Meals and drinks not mentioned
    • Tips for guides


    $ 140 p.p. for 2 people

    $ 120 pp. for 3 people

    $ 110 p.p. for 4-6 people

    $ 100 p.p. for 7+ people

    Full payment is due at the time of booking.