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Yanacocha Reserve

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An excellent place near Quito to do birdwatching.

For nature lovers, this reserve is an excellent option, it is only an hour from the city, and you... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Marco B
Quito, Ecuador
High Altitude Unpretentious Reserve

This was the first stop on our Cloud Forest birding adventure and we really enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Adam P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For nature lovers, this reserve is an excellent option, it is only an hour from the city, and you can see a lot of birds in a totally natural state, a natural paradise near the urbanization...

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was the first stop on our Cloud Forest birding adventure and we really enjoyed the experience. Higher altitude than the rest of our trip. We arrived EARLY, before the warden had filled the feeders but he arrived at the feeders almost we we did!...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Good place to make a small hike close to quito, i advise that you go early since the weather is not always excellent in the afternoon.

Thank Pierre F
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of the most beautiful place that I have been. If you are looking for a nice trip that involve nature but you are no so good this is the place. No far from Quito, roads in good shape so easily accesible. Many colibries to...More

2  Thank Denisse L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to Yanacocha, until we left the park at the end of the day. The "Information" office had been closed when we arrived but when we left it was open and they told us we had to pay an entrance fee...More

Thank EdinburghDrich
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This reserve is privately owned by a NGO and located at 10,500 ft altitude. It is cold (55F), so dress warmly. The view is amazing from the top of the world. The park is about 90 mins from Quito. We hired a guide/driver to take...More

1  Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great location for some hard to find hummingbirds but more. The Reserve has many hummingbird and banana feeders to attract great birds. They have a cafeteria with great coffee and snacks. The trail to additional feeders is long but easy to walk with more birds...More

Thank Hopsing29
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Yanacocha is breathtakingly beautiful, a beautiful range of highland forests covering mountains and valleys. Besides the scenery, the main attraction are the brilliant hummingbirds and tanagers, which really put on a show for us. Highly recommended for nature lovers, but make sure you pace yourself,...More

1  Thank Racandee
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a reserve high above Quito with lots of hummingbirds visiting the many feeders. Awesome views if it is not too cloudy and a nice level trail along woods on the mountainside. A small cafe with a view has breakfast and lunch. A visit...More

3  Thank duerr2016
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is high, around 4000m / 12000ft, in the Andes. So the air is thin and it is cool, if not cold. But the views are incredible. And the staff keeps the bird feeders stocked, so you will always see hummingbirds and flowerpiercers as...More

2  Thank Gypsgris
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