What you'll do
05:00 am Pick up from your hotel in Quito Arrival to the Community HANDS ON: Learning how to milk a cow. (local people: Oñate family) Visit and learn about tilapia fish. (local people: Victor) Learn how to prepare and have your local breakfast. (local people: Rutty) Learn how to spot for birds while we do hike in locally owned properties - forest. (local people: Patricio) Visit a guinea pig farm. (local people: Florencia) Have lunch in the local community. (local people: Rutty or Florencia) We leave the community. 04:15 pm Back to the hotel in Quito END OF SERVICES
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I grew up (my childhood) in a farm located in the cloud forest. Since 2001, I started to work in tourism as a bilingual driver for near 2 years and then I studied tourism, got my credentials and working for small local travel agencies and I ended up working as a tour guide for Lindblad Expeditions (National Geography). Since then, I am guiding all over Ecuador, Amazon rain forest and on cruises to the Galapagos islands. My last 9 years working together with local people from the northwestern part of Quito city. I would love to share my experiences, the bit I know with everyone who are interested in nature wonders like the birds and in general what the ecology means. Why birding tours are expensive if nature is free ? We only need to know it and start to understand and start to love nature.
Vegans and Vegetarians are welcome
Ground transportation from/to Quito
Binoculars Spotting scope Rubber boots Poles
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Where you'll be
Cloud forest Community of San Jose de Saloya, it is a village of 40 families located at the northwestern part of Quito city, almost two hours drive. Excellent not touristy place for birding (hummingbirds and toucans) and farm activity (hands on), learn how to prepare local dishes. Great views of the Andes mountains and cloud forest.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable about hiking and respectful about locals.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is a type of tour for people who enjoy: nature, birds, waterfalls, guinea pigs, taste of local food with its fresh ingredients, spend a half day with authentic local people.
Community tourism, birding and hiking