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Mindo Cloudforest

NATURE AT ITS BEST
  • Tandayapa Bird Lodge
  • Bird Balcony
  • Breakfast Area
  • Corridor
  • Dining Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Dining Area
  • Room
  • Room
  • Tandayapa entrance
  • Trail
  • Nearby waterfall

Tandayapa Bird Lodge

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The Tandayapa Lodge is recommended for serious bird lovers and photographers with special packages designed and completely flexible to your needs. You will have a private guide so can adapt your day as see fit with the guide - this is a place where the staff won't frown if you request a 4 o'clock breakfast for early bird watching!

The lodge itself is set in a famed bird-watching area on the western slopes of the Andes and has been designed to make bird-spotting easy with trails and feeders at your disposal. Over 100 bird species can be seen from the balcony alone!!!

What makes this lodge different from others in this area of cloudforest is that you head out to explore new birding areas at different altitudes each day so you have access to a wider variety of different bird species.

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Call us on these toll-free numbers:

USA & Canada: 1-8_00-269-0216 • UK: 0-800-051-7125

LODGE BACKGROUND

The lodge project started in 1999. Rather than destroying more forest it was decided to build in pasture on a steep ridge seventy meters from the forest edge. In the years since, the planting of over 30000 trees has essentially brought the forest to this lodge.

A main building boasts twelve bedrooms and a spacious balcony nestled within the cloudforest. The lodge is designed so that you can relax in comfort after a day's birding. All but two rooms are near to the main lounge so there is no need for a hike between where you sleep and where you relax and eat. If you prefer solitude and privacy, there are also two rooms built underneath the lower observation deck, a three minute walk from the main lodge building. All rooms have hot water, electricity, and private bathrooms.

Tandayapa Bird Lodge

ITINERARY

Custom Birding or Nature or Photography Tour Packages

These are private tours with your own expert guide, who caters the focus and pace of the trip to your needs. These are totally customizable - if you have something in particular that you would like to see or sites you want to visit, just let us know and we will make it happen. Longer trips are also available upon request. While we can sometimes arrange last-minute packages, it is best to book well in advance.

2 days/1 night:
Day 1: 5:30am pickup from your hotel in Quito. Birding at Yanacocha and the Nono-Mindo eco route with a packed lunch. Night in Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Day 2: Full day birding in the Tandayapa Valley. You can have lunch at the lodge or take a packed lunch. Afternoon return to Quito, arriving around 6pm at your hotel.

3 days/2 nights:
Day 1: 5:30am pickup from your hotel in Quito. Birding at Yanacocha and the Nono-Mindo eco route with a packed lunch. Night in Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Day 2: Full day birding in the Tandayapa Valley. You can have lunch at the lodge or take a packed lunch. Night in Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Day 3: Most of the day birding in the Milpe Bird Sanctuary with a packed lunch. Optional visit to the Mirador Rio Blanco tanager feeders ($3 extra per person). Afternoon return to Quito, arriving around 6pm at your hotel.

LONGER PACKAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE - PLEASE ASK OUR STAFF FOR DETAILS.

Dates

AVAILABILITY: This tour is available throughout the year.

START DATES: flexible to start on any day of the week that you prefer to travel.

2017 PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON
# of passengers 2-day Package 3-day Package  
1 $1,300 $1,750 Request this Tour
2 $800 $1199 Request this Tour
3 $700 $1085 Request this Tour
4 $640 $990 Request this Tour
5 or more $605 $1,030 Request this Tour


Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at Tandayapa Bird Lodge
  • Meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on the final day.
  • Professional bilingual birding guide with scope and audio gear.
  • Vehicle and driver.
  • Day trips to specified reserves, including entry fees.
  • Safe drinking water.

Exclusions:

  • Tips.
  • Extras in the lodge like drinks, laundry, phone calls, and snacks.
  • Activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Single supplement for odd numbered groups $30 for 2 day tour, $50 for 3 day tour

Note: Room only rates are also available: $148 single / $248 double per night with taxes and 3 meals included. Transport to and from the lodge is also available - please ask our sales staff for rates.

ACCESS/TRANSPORT

Return transport is included in the package with pickup to and from your Quito hotel (approx journey time 2 hours). For room only clients the transport is not included.

Past Clients Feedback

"A delightful place to stay with exceptional service and unbeatable birding!" (Geoffrey Redmond, UK)

* All lodge information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the lodge owner.