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Jane Lyons is the charming owner/operator of Las Gralarias. She makes you feel welcomed the moment you arrive. Meals were delicious and Jane accommodates your schedule for breakfasts in order to get you out on the road or trails in a timely manner. It would...More
I am a amateur bird photographer. I chose Jane Lyons of Mindo Bird Tours because of her strong back ground in bird ecosystem conservation & restoration. She arranged a 13 days private bird photography tour for me & my wife. Her responses to my questions...More
This was our second trip to Do Birding in Ecuador. My husband and I had stayed in most of the better known bird lodges east and west of Quito. Unfortunately while staying at this lodge l had $1200 in large bills stolen from my wallet....More
Reserva Las Gralarias is a wonderful base from which to explore the Ecuadorian cloud forest, most especially if you're interested in birds. ("Grallaria", incidentally, is the genus of Antpittas.) It's well situated on a quiet dirt road above Mindo, in the heart of a 1,000+...More
This is a fabulous place for birdwatchers. It is very quiet, since it is outside of town on a little used road. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with lounges to hang out and drink coffee or tea. The food for people is wonderful -...More