Northwestern Ecuador 13 days/12 nights

Overview

Ecuador is a country that has one of the greatest bird richness in the world, and despite being one of the smallest countries of South America it has approximately 1684 species (According to the Ecuadorian Committee for Ornithological Records).
The country is famous for the endemisms of the Galapagos Islands, but about 130 species have more than 90% of their distribution in Ecuador and despite only 7 species of continental birds are endemics the country is one of the best destinations for birding in Chocó, Páramo, Yungas and the Amazon region of Napo, in this case in both sides os the Andes.
The Northwest of Ecuador is one of the most visited birdwatching tourism routes in South America, as it has a high bird richness and the touristic tarde is well prepared to host birdwatchers and wildlife photographers, with lodges, parks and tourist services that are easily accessed from Quito.

This trip encompasses both sides of the Andes, the dry intermontane Valley in Quito, and the high Andes at the Antisana and Cayambe-Coca Reserves.

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, 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, 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, Yellow-faced Grassquit, 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, Sulphur-rumped Myiobius, Slate-throated Gnatcatcher, Red-rumped Woodpecker, Blue-crowned Manakin, Guayaquil Woodpecker, 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, Slaty Spinetail, Uniform Treehunter, Rufous-rumped Antwren, 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, Andean Condor, Carunculated Caracara, Andean Gull, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Scrub Tanager, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Southern Yellow-Grosbeak, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Viridian Metaltail, Black-backed Bush-Tanager, Tourmaline Sunangel, White-bellied Woodstar, Bar-bellied Woodpecker, White-banded Tyrannulet, Blue-backed Conebill, Black-capped Hemispingus, Black-eared Hemispingus, Slaty Brush-Finch, Pale-naped Brush-Finch, Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Mountain Avocetbill, Highland Tinamou, Bicolored Antvireo, Peruvian Antpitta, White-faced Nunbird, Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Inca Jay, Black-billed Peppershrike, Wattled Guan, Sickle-winged Guan, Masked Trogon, Highland Motmot, Striped Treehunter, Long-tailed Antbird, Slate-crowned Antpitta, Black-chested Fruiteater, Red-hooded Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Northern Mountain Cacique, Subtropical Cacique, Ecuadorian Piedtail, Napo Sabrewing, Black-throated Brilliant, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Wire-crested Thorntail, Gould’s Jewelfront, White-tipped Sicklebill, Gorgeted Woodstar, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Goldeneyed Flowerpiercer, Yellow-throated Tanager, White-tailed Hillstar, Lemon-browed Flycatcher and much more!

Itinerary

  • 1st Day: Arrival at Quito airport and transfer to Puembo Birding Garden.
  • 2nd Day: Birding in the Puembo Birding Garden to Tambo Condor.
  • 3rd Day: Tambo Condor to Cabañas San Isidro.
  • 4th Day: Cabañas San Isidro.
  • 5th Day: Cabañas San Isidro to Wildsumaco Lodge.
  • 6th Day: Wildsumaco Lodge.
  • 7th Day: Wildsumaco Lodge to Guango Lodge.
  • 8th Day: Guango Lodge to Sachatamia Lodge.
  • 9th Day: Refúgio Paz de Las Aves. Sachatamia Lodge.
  • 10th Day: Refúgio de Aves Milpe, Mirador Rio Blanco, San Tadeo. Sachatamia Lodge;
  • 11th Day: Rio Silanche. Piripe Wellnes Lodge;
  • 12th Day: Amagusa Reserve and Oilbird Cave.Piripe Wellnes Lodge;
  • 13th Day: Old Nono Road, Yanacocha Reserve. International Airport.

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When to go

  • June to November.

Price 2020

  • 1 PAX USD8.330,00 (Private Tour);
  • 2 PAX USD4.953,00 per person (Two people);
  • 3 PAX USD4.105,00 per person (Three people);
  • 4 PAX USD3.535,00 per person (Four people).
  • Single Supplement USD650,00

Included

  • 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.

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