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Best of Ecuador Birding: Northwest and East Slope of Andes Itinerary

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

This spectacular trip will take you on a journey 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.

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:  Yanacocha Reserve (or optional rest day in 
Quito) and ending at Guango Reserve and Lodge.
Day 8:  Birding high mountain termperate forest areas (near Guango), and afternoon birding at San Isidro (includes outstanding nocturnal biridng).
Day 9:  Birding in and near San Isidro, and then birding high mountain grasslands and lakes on both sides of Pappallacta Pass.  
Day 10:  International Flights Home from Quito (or 
consider a trip extension)

More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

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