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Las Tangaras Reserve (Reserva las Tangaras)

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Great! No Phones!

Telling college students not to pack suitcases (which they assumed was a joke) for this trip and... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Dianna S
Rain and friends intensify the beauty.

Friends who know things, encouraged us to bring waterproof boots and rain gear, into the cloud... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
chris w
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A lodge with full meal service in spectacular cloud forest near Mindo, Ecuador, Reserva las Tangaras is home to more than 300 bird species including Choco endemics: Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Club-winged Manakin, and Choco Toucan. Rare amphibians and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sendero Cascadas Nambillo | La Puerta Es Antes de la Tarabita Y 2km Caminando Hasta El Rio Nambillo y la Entrada de la Reserva, Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Telling college students not to pack suitcases (which they assumed was a joke) for this trip and then hiking on very narrow wet trails and across a shaky wooden bridge with those same heavy suitcases just does not seem to work without pictures, but I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dianna S
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Friends who know things, encouraged us to bring waterproof boots and rain gear, into the cloud forest of Mindo. We planned to stay at least one, maybe two, and ended up with three nights at Las Tangaras. Hikes in/out are, to the road are 45...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My visit to Las Tangeras for three days and two nights was magical! I was looking for somewhere out of the way where I could be immersed in the jungle and experience all of its sights and sounds without interference from the outside world and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank James M
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with friends hiking in and seeing the birds and nature trails. Highly recommend it for anyone that wants to get away to a nature lovers paradise!

Date of experience: February 2018
dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve (Reserva las Tangaras), responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and glad you had a rewarding experience. Thanks for your kind review!

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Staying two nights at Las Tangaras was one of the highlights of our trip to South America and a terrific, adventurous experience. We were met at the trailhead by the current reserve managers Juliana and Jake who brought rubber boots for us to wear to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to visit Réserva las tangaras and were completely blown away! Immediately on our arrival there were tons of different hummingbirds! And John promptly made us coffee while we sat and took in the raw beauty of the reserve. The managers...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Haley B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've never been more satisfied after getting up at 3:30am than after doing the (early) morning Cock-of-the-rock tour with John (the current manager of the reserve). It takes quite some motivation to get to the tour, as I was asked to show up at the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Caroline V
dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve (Reserva las Tangaras), responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Reserva las Tangaras and that John provided excellent guiding and hosting. Thank you for your kind review! Happy Travels in Nature! Dr. Dusti Becker

Reviewed 30 January 2017

Having visited Mindo a few times for birding in several reserves, I was pleased to discover the LT reserve set in a off-the-beaten-track location where one is surrounded by healthy cloud forest. This was a day trip that I made to the lodge to reconnoiter...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank regresa03
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We got a taxi for $6 from Mindo to the entrance of the 2km trail. The sign suggests it will take 45 min to hike the trail to get to the reserve lodge. We had no cell phone signal there, so if there were any...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank TrudyM1965
dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve (Reserva las Tangaras), responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Trudy M - Sorry to see that no one was at the station when you and your husband arrived. Good thing you were not planning on spending the night - always good to call ahead and make reservations for that! We currently have only one...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I hiked many of the great trails in the pristine forest around the reserve where I saw Cock-of-the-Rock, Toucans, white-capped dippers and many tanager species. Back at the lodge I enjoyed watching the flurries humingbirds at the feeders, 13 species in total. The homemade food...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Joshua B
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