Northwest Ecuador & East Slope Birding Itinerary

Trip Description

This spectacular trip will take you on a journy through some of the best birding locations in Ecuador.  First time visitors may see anywhere from 30 to 80 life birds per day!  Our local guides know the best places to stop and get great views of birds, all while enjoying the scenic views around Ecuador.  The lodges are all located in or near the birding sites, and provide an excellent base to rest and have a meal between birding.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival and fly to Quito
Day 2:  Birding to, and in, Mindo
Day 3:  Birding Refugio Paz de Las Aves
Day 4:  Birding AM at Rio Silanche and additional birding Milpe Area and transfer.
Day 5:  AM birding Milpe Reserve and additional birding til late afternoon transfer to Tandayapa Valley
Day 6:  Bellavista Reserve and Tandayapa Valley
(great hummingbird feeders in the Valley)
Day 7:  AM Birding at Yanacocha Reserve, Lunch at Pappallacta Pass, PM Birding at Guongo Reserve and ending at San Isidro.
Day 8:  Birding in and near San Isidro, and then birding high mountain grasslands and lakes on both sides of Pappallacta Pass.  
Day 9:   International Flights Home from Quito (or 
consider a trip extension)

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Detailed Itinerary