Enchanting Ecuador – Birding the Andes to the Amazon Itinerary

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

After most participants have birded Northwest Ecuador, they yearn to return for more. Many will choose birding sites and lodges east of Quito for their return trip to Ecuador. Many experienced world birders love to visit eastern Ecuador as the lodges are a great value and the birding is always productive, with many species seen each day and always new life birds to be found.


These trips are planned to focus on bird watching. With our excellent guides, we can expect to see over 400 species on our 12 day trip. Excellent lodges including San Isidro and Wild  Sumaco, and birding the Eastern Andes and Amazon of Quito set the stage for viewing many species not seen elsewhere in Northwest Ecuador.


Day 1: Arrivals into Quito

Day 2: Birding East of Quito to Papallacta Pass (various highlands habitats), and Guango and San Isidro

Day 3: Full Day Birding San Isidro

Day 4: Birding Loreto Road to Wildsumaco

Day 5: Full Day Birding Wildsumaco

Day 6: Full Day Birding Wildsumaco

Day 7: AM Birding Wildsumaco; PM Transfer to Amazon Basin

Days 8, 9, &10: Birding Yarina Lodge and Reserve

Day 11: Early AM Birding Yarina Lodge; PM Transfer to Coca

Day 12: Mid-Morning Flight to Quito; PM Flights Home


More details about this trip:

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Detailed Itinerary

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Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

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