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Las Tangaras Reserve

#7 of 27 things to do in Mindo Features Animals
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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Amazing morning cock-of-the-rock tour!

I've never been more satisfied after getting up at 3:30am than after doing the (early) morning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carreaux7
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Ghent, Belgium
Mindo Day Trip: great cloud forest, birding, and hospitality.

Having visited Mindo a few times for birding in several reserves, I was pleased to discover the LT... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
regresa03
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Sebastopol, California
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank Carreaux7
dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this review

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

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

2  Thank TrudyM1965
dbecker54, Owner at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this review

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

1  Thank Joshua B
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

1  Thank Steellc
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

1  Thank bysnake
Las T, Manager at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 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

1  Thank The_Krakens
Las T, Manager at Las Tangaras Reserve, responded to this review

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!

Reviewed 14 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

Thank Jace M
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

What a great gem, hosted by incredible, enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgable managers, Callie and Zach. We hiked in during the afternoon, spent one night, visited the cock of the rock lek, then out. It has the best lek in Mindo in terms of few people...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The best we had in Mindo. Good paths, full nature, friendly staff, ... really nice! Advice: go early :-)

1  Thank Yannick D
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gahajaih
Hello RAchael, I am going to Mindo with my family in 2 weeks, my grandfather is 87, so he can walk but do basic walks, not difficult and tiring ones. Does Tangara reserve have easy trails? And do you know how ti hire a guide from there? Thank u so much!!
15 March 2015|
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