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Activities in Quito

Yanacocha Reserve Tour

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Discover magnificent Andean forests and fascinating species of mountain birds on this trip to the Yanacocha Reserve from Quito.

Discover magnificent Andean forests and fascinating species of mountain birds on this trip to the Yanacocha Reserve from Quito.

Yanacocha Reserve Tour

We'll pick you up from the meeting point in Quito at 7 am and set off for the Yanacocha Reserve.

This area, north of the Ecuadorian capital and located on the slopes of the Guagua Pichincha Volcano, is known for its Polylepis forests. Do you know what's so special about these trees? Find out on the tour!

Thanks to its lush forests and humid climate, the Yanacocha Reserve attracts many high-altitude birds, such as the masked flowerpiercer and the tororoí rufos. We'll also find the largest community of hummingbirds in the country - over 50 different species!

At midday we'll make a stop to enjoy a snack, which will be a quesadilla (a traditional corn and cheese dish), chulips chocos (a popular Andean snack made from toasted grains) and a soft drink or water. What better way to relax in this peaceful place?

At the end of the tour, we'll drop you off at the meeting point in Quito at around 1 pm. 

Pick up

This trip includes pick up from the following hotels in Quito's historic centre: Hotel Casa El Edén, Portal de Cantuña, Casa Gangotena, San Blas and Casa Foch. If you aren't staying at any of these hotels, we'll meet on Calle Vicente Ramón Roca E8-57.

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Price

Per person Children under 12
Tour without pick up
US$ 91
not permitted
Tour with pick up
US$ 96
not permitted

Tour without pick up

  • Per person

    US$ 91
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

Tour with pick up

  • Per person

    US$ 96
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by car or minivan.

English speaking guide.

Entry fee to the Yanacocha Reserve.

Snack.

Bottle of water.

When to book?

You can book up until 7 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

From
US$ 91
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.