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Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

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Mindo, Tandayapa, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2313
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Part of the Mindo Area of International Importance for Birds, this 1,800-acre reserve features more than 175 species of birds, a wide diversity of plant life and many hiking trails.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Mindo, Tandayapa, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a stunning add-on to your Quito or Ecuador trip! Yes it is rustic but the experience of the birds and trails and Cloud Forest will be imprinted on your heart and soul forever! Richard and Gloria Parsons had the vision decades ago to...More

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the pleasure to visiting Bellavista Cloud Forest in May 2018 as part of a whirlwind tour around the continent to introduce our new associate to the wonders of the Country of Ecuador. Upon arrival at Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, we had a sense...More

Thank hblenkiron
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are thinking of just doing a day trip, but have the time to do an overnight stay I would thoroughly recommend it. The people who only came for the day had a great trip, but I think that staying overnight gave us a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a two night stay at BellaVista in April 2018. Our room was very nice and spacious with lots of birds all round the hotel. We had a few guided tours through the forest and learned about foliage and birds, including Tucans. Even though...More

Thank Soletmer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road is a bit challenging, but the driver was excellent as we entered this rehabilitated cloud forest filled with habitat and exotic birds both small(14-16 species of humming birds, 4-6 species of the invisible anti pita) medium(Babette Tuccan) and large(Andean Cock-of the -Rock,plate billed...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great trails with excellent guides. All well marked and ranging from easy to difficult and even severe. The easy trails still have slopes and steps to negotiate and you have to remember that you are 1800m above sea level so you may become breathless, even...More

Thank Ted S
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is a beautiful place for bird lovers. Especially to view hummingbirds in their native habitat. Ecuador is one of the best places in the world to view hummingbirds. We stayed in a comfortable premium room with a huge wall of glass...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We loved our visit to Bellavista. Our tour included a very nice breakfast and lunch in the small lodge. There are hummingbird feeders that attract probably 10 or more different species - they were so fun to watch that we could barely tear ourselves away...More

Thank GermanyCookie
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

My daughter and I did the 3 day, 2 night stay with the 3 a day birding hikes. After the rough ride from Quito to Bellavista (the road is rough, driver did what he could), we arrived for breakfast, a little time to settle, and...More

1  Thank Disa W
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I just visited for the afternoon, to walk in the superb cloud forest. The trails are well marked. I took a good look at the accommodation offered, the rooms are spacious, well furnished and lovely views of the forest. And bonus, only place in Ecuador...More

Thank Jocelyn S
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sueant08
28 December 2015|
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Response from Doug K | Reviewed this property |
Your health care specialist should be able to provide you with appropriate information. Standard precautions for Ecuador would pertain, i.e., tetanus, hepatitis A and B, and diphtheria. Yellow fever is only necessary if... More
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Karen P
15 October 2015|
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Response from TAbaggs1981 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen, We went to Bellavista as part of our Honeymoon trip in June. In short it is a brilliant place if you are content with nature and being off the techno radar. Experiencing the humming birds in such close quarters is... More
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niccis44
15 January 2015|
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Response from James2468 |
You can ask a taxi to take you there from Quito, but it is a 2 hour drive so I wouldn't recommend it. Also the last 30 mins of the drive is down a dirt track. It is also in the middle of nowhere! You are best to book an... More
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