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Yanacocha Reserve Tour
Activities in Quito

Yanacocha Reserve Tour

  • English English
  • 6 hours

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 typical corn and cheese dish. 

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 Blás and Casa Foch. If you aren't staying at any of these hotels, we'll meet on Calle Vicente Ramón Roca E8-57.

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 12 years old.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 5 people per group.
  • 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.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Per person
Tour without pick up
US$ 91
Tour with pick up
US$ 96

Tour without pick up

  • Per person

    US$ 91

Tour with pick up

  • Per person

    US$ 96

More Information


6 hours.

Language English

The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in minibus.

English speaking guide.

Entry fee to the Yanacocha Reserve.


Bottle of water.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 91
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before


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.