Ecuador - Chocó 7 days/ 6 nights


Located to the west of the Andes is the Chocó, one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world that extends from eastern Panama and descend along the Pacific slope in Colombia and has its southern limit in Ecuador. This biome of forest ecosystems can be found from sea level to about 1,000 meters in altitude, where it intergrades with the Tropical Andes. It is in this transition zone that the Mindo region is located, famous for its high biodiversity of plants, mammals and birds, of which approximately 13% are endemics! This tour is dedicated to showing the best of this region, always visiting classic destinations that provide an unforgettable experience.

Target species

Occelated Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Black, Glossy and Masked Flowerpiercers, Powerfull Woodpecker, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Superciliaried Hemispingus, Spectacled Whitestart, Blue-backed Conebill, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Sapphire-vented Puffleg, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Tyrian Metaltail, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Crowned Chat-tyrant, Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet, White-capped Dipper, Torrent Duck, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Red-faced Spinetail, Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher, Spillman’s Tapaculo, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Streaked Tuftedcheek, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Blue-capped Tanager, Golden Tanager, Dusky Bush-tanager, Chocó Brush-Finch, Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Moustached Antpitta, Barred Hawk, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Dark-backed Wood-Quail, Buff-tailed Coronet, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Violet-tailed Sylph, Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant, Booted Racket-tail, Purple-throated Woodstar, White-tailed Hillstar, Hoary Puffleg, Golden-headed Quetzal, Club-winged Manakin, Chocó Warbler, Ochre-breasted Tanager, Immaculate Antbirds, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Golden-winged Manakin, White-bearded Manakin, Rufous Motmot, Broad-billed Momot, Pale-vented Thrush, Yellow-collared Chloroponia, Collared Trogon, Chocó Trogon, Glistening-green Tanager, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Rufous-throated Tanager, Rufous-rumped Antwren, Slaty Antwren, White-shouldered Tanager, Yellow-tufted Dacnis, Tawny-breasted Myiobius, Esmeraldas Antbird, Western Woodhaunter, Green-fronted Lancebill, Green Thorntails, Green-crowned Brilliants, White-whiskered Hermit, Purple-chested Hummingbird, Black-and-white Seedeater, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Brown-capped Tyrannulets, Pale-mandibled Aracari, Orange-fronted Barbet, Scarlet-browed Tanager, Tawny-crowned Greenlet, Rufous-winged Tanager, White-whiskered Puffbird, Chestnut-backed Antbird, Bicolored Antbird, Plumbeous Hawk, Western Slaty Antshrike, Checker-throated Antwren, Tawny-faced Gnatwren, Yellow-margined Flatbill, Greenish Elaenia, Sulphur-rumped Myiobius, Plain Xenops, Slate-throated Gnatcatcher, Red-rumped Woodpecker, Blue-crowned Manakin, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Scarlet-rumped Cacique, Snowy-throated Kingbird, Black-winged Saltator, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Moss-backed Tanager, Rosy-faced Parrot, Black-and-white Becard, Glisting-green Tanager, Rufous-throated Tanager, Black Solitaire, Spotted Barbtail, Chocó Vireo, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Pacific Tuftedcheek, Oilbirds, Giant Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Western Hemispingus, Rusty-winged Barbtail, Plushcap, Grass-green Tanager, Slaty Finch, Colombian Screech-owl and much more!


  • 1st Day: Arrival at Quito airport and transfer to Puembo Birding Garden;
  • 2nd Day: Birding in the Puembo Birding Garden to Sachatamia Lodge;
  • 3rd Day: Refúgio Pas de las Aves. Sachatamia Lodge;
  • 4th Day: Milpe Bird Sanctuary and Mirador Rio Blanco. Sachatamia Lodge;
  • 5th Day: Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary. Piripe Wellness Lodge;
  • 6th Day: Amagusa and Oilbird Cave. Piripe Wellness Lodge;
  • 7th Day: Old Nono Road and Yanacocha Reserve. End of the trip.


When to go

  • Junho a Novembro.

Price for 2020

  • 1 PAX USD4.730,00 (Private tour);
  • 2 PAX USD2.680,00 por pessoa (Two people);
  • 3 PAX USD2.170,00 por pessoa (Three people);
  • 4 PAX USD1.840,00 por pessoa (Four people).
  • Single Supplement USD550,00.


  • Accommodation in double rooms;
  • All meals during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner);
  • Ground Transport with local driver;
  • Entrance Tickets;
  • Water;
  • Guide Services.

Not Included

  • Air Tickets;
  • Drinks and Bar services;
  • Laundry;
  • Phone services;
  • Insurance.