Day 1 - Arrival to San Isidro Lodge

For our journey to San Isidro we will wind our way among steep valleys – through the towns of Cuyuja and Baeza - where we will see some gorgeous forested slopes and impressive waterfalls, born in Antisana Reserve, as they spill off high cliffs. Our timing should be perfect for our first hike along the trails through the cloud forest reserve at San Isidro where we will head down to a mating lek of the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock; several males of this loud and bright orange bird. At dinner we will be officially welcomed and have our first taste of Ecuador’s best known hot toddy, a delicious drink - called “Canelazo” - made from water boiled with real cinnamon, fruit juice and a dash of cane alcohol, that is sure to help warm us up. Relax for the night with the peace of this Ecuadorian cloudforest.

Day 2 - Cloudforest Birdwatching

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast before setting out on San Isidro's "virtual safari." where you will have the best chances for enjoying nature and for spotting many different species of birds. This leads you to Pumayacu Falls to the pristine Cosanga River, where you will enjoy lunch and the chance to spot local wildlife enjoying both views of the surrounding cloudforest as well as of the amazing Ecuadorian rainforest, San Isidro lodge is one of the few places in Ecuador where both regions can be observed and explored. The afternoon, evening, and night also offer nature hiking opportunities for those daring enough to venture into the cloudforest after dark! this is also a great time to connect with the forest around you as well as to spot various nocturnal insects and hear the sounds of the cloudforest.

Day 3 - Archeological Ruins & Birding

Start the day with another birding adventure - the lights around the lodge attract thousands of insects overnight, which become the breakfast feast of hungry birds in the morning. Inspired by the birds, head to the buffet for your own breakfast. From here, you will depart to archaeological ruins on the property, where goldsmiths (known as "Curisetas") had settled the area in pre-colonial times. After this, you will head back to the cloudforest lodge and prepare for your return to Quito or deeper into the Amazon.
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Bird-Watching 3 Day Program per Person (2024 Prices)

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