Ecuador Bird Watching Tour

Day 1: GUANGO LODGE
Early in the morning we leave from Quito into the cloudforest, we will go through the paramo highlands of the Andes to the Papallacta pass, this will be our first stop to check many species of endemic birds. We have a warm and delicious meal waiting for us at Guango Lodge.

After lunch, we will see thousands of hummingbird’s species in the birdfeeders. After seeing the best of Guango, we will head to San Isidro to spend a magical night.

Accommodation: Cabañas San Isidro

Meals included: Lunch & dinner
Day 2: BIRDING EXPLORATION
With the first sunshine, we will head to look for the hungry eaters, such as; Montana and Olive-backed Woodcreepers, Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher.

A delicious lunch to recover our strength and we will see the paths around the lodge to discover a bit more of the flora of the surroundings to continue with our specialized bird watching tour.

Accommodation: Cabañas San Isidro

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 3: EDGE OF THE RAINFOREST BIRDING
We will get up early and head to the Loreto Road (or to Coca Falls) where we will spend the day birding at this scenic zone. In the eastern foothills, the birding possibilities really explode with new sets of tanagers, ant birds, and others. Considering that, this is one of the most biologically diverse spots on the planet we will want to spend a full day exploring these rich forested slopes. Assuming weather cooperates, we will have a long list of potential species we can observe as part of this Ecuador bird watching trip.

Accommodation: Cabañas San Isidro

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4: GUACAMAYOS RIDGE
Morning birding the beautiful Guacamayos ridge trail – only about 20 minutes from the lodge by vehicle, where some of the birds we hope to see include Green-and-black Fruiteater, Handsome Flycatcher, Rufous Wren, Turquoise Jay, Grass-green Tanager, a few species of skulking tapaculos (and maybe even an Ocellated) and Northern Mountain-Cacique.

The forest here is simply enchanting and unique which no birder would want to miss.

Accommodation: Cabañas San Isidro

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 5: BIRDING AND RETURN
Depending on the guide’s plan for the day, we may bird in the morning and enjoy one last meal at Cabañas San Isidro, or choose to bring along a box lunch for our birding drive back to Quito to give us a chance at cleaning-up some of the missed species we had searched for on the first day.

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour per person
2 Passengers
$1061
3 to 6 Passengers
$949
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