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Las Tangaras Reserve

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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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5-star service and experience - wonderful!

Staying two nights at Las Tangaras was one of the highlights of our trip to South America and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wtrevath
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WOW!! Beautiful fun and friendly!

My boyfriend and I came to visit Réserva las tangaras and were completely blown away! Immediately... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Haley B
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Set 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 reptiles, 25+ species of hummingbird, spectacled bear, and endangered capuchin monkeys reside here. We invite "ecologically minded" visitors - birdwatchers, photographers, and students of wildlife conservation. Las Tangaras features: Guided visits to an Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek, with up to 18 cocks displaying at sunrise and night walks to see tropical frogs. A network of trails, camping areas, and river and waterfall swimming holes are easily reached from the reserve lodge. We offer a beautiful and comfortable lodge with a large private or communal sleeping loft, hot showers, flush toilet, library, and delicious homemade meals. Join us at the Reserve for an incredible experience living in, learning about, and exploring the cloud forest.
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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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 9 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

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Reviewed 19 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

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dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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

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Reviewed 31 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

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Reviewed 3 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

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dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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

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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

1  Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Las Tangaras is one of those rare places that you feel the need to tell everyone about but at the same time you almost want to keep a secret so it remains so beautiful and tranquil. We stayed here for just one night but could...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a place for everybody that wants to come close to the undisturbed cloud-forest. We stayed a full day (8 am - 4 pm) hiking around having lunch with the lovely Reserve-Managers which were eager to share their knowledge and their bird-books to help...More

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Las T, Manager at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your day at Las Tangaras. The tranquility and solitude is our favorite part of the reserve.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Lad Tangaras is a lovely reserve near Mindo. It's a bit out of the way, you have to hike about 2kms in to the lodge, but once you are there it is a peaceful, pretty, naturalist's paradise! The station managers when we went were really...More

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Las T, Manager at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

We're so glad we could be a part of your time in Mindo. It sounds like you really made the most of your quick visit to the reserve!

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Las Tangaras Reserve to get away from Quito madness. I visited two years ago to see the cock of the rock display and have always wanted to come back to stay at the lodge. The current managers, Zak and Callie, were...More

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