Yanacocha Reserve / Tandayapa
The tour starts at 5:30 am, from your hotel in the city of Quito, we go to the reserve of Yanacocha where we develop activities of bird watching and photography, as well as the eco-route Nono-Mindo, for this First part of the tour we took a packed lunch. In the afternoon, we are arriving at Tandayapa Bird Lodge where we visit the famous drinking fountains for hummingbirds, to later return to their Hotel.
- Duration: 11 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 5:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
What to Bring
Camera, repelent, rain coat and water bottle.
Bird guide, breakfast, lunch and transport.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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