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Yanacocha Reserve

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Wonderful Humming Birds

We traveled here with a guide from EcoTraveler Ecuador (highly recommend them) to see the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Patterson, New York
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 18 June 2018
Quito, Ecuador
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North West Pichincha Volcano, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We traveled here with a guide from EcoTraveler Ecuador (highly recommend them) to see the hummingbirds of the cloud forest. It's a mostly level walk and we saw a ton of birds! We really enjoyed it!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jgoodhart
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MarcoB8516
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Denisse L
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank hopsing129
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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