To get to Los Cedros in one day, from Quito or Otavalo, take the first buses that leave for the community of Chontal; from here you must go to Magdalena Alto, a small town where the 2-hour walk to the Los Cedros Scientific Station begins. At the entrance to the reserve there is secure parking for your vehicle.
Mule transportation is available for volunteers and visitors. The Chontal – Upper Magdalena section can be done by car at a cost of $8.00.
Bus schedules tend to fluctuate, so contact the Station for the latest information.