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 specie son our 12 day trip. Excellent lodges including San Isidro and Wildsumaco, and birding the Eastern Andes and Amazon of Quito set the stage for viewing many species not seen elsewhere in Northwest Ecuador.

Day 1: Arrival into Quito and Transfer to Hotel near Airport

Day 2: Morning Travel to Amazon Basin, Birding along the River; Afternoon Begin Birding in Amazon Basin

Day 3: Birding in Amazon Basin: Yarina Lodge and Reserve

Day 4: More Birding in the Amazon Basin: Morning Final Birding Yarina Reserve; Afternoon Birding by Boat to Coca

Day 5: Early Morning Birding Canopy Tower and Yasuniland Reserve Near Coca, Mid-Morning drive to Wild Sumaco

Day 6: Full Day Birding Wildsumaco

Day 7: AM Birding Wildsumaco; Birding Transfer to Cabañas San Isidro and PM Birding San Isidro

Day 8: Full Day Birding San Isidro

Day 9: Birding at San Isidro in AM; Birding Guango Lodge Reserve and Papallacta Pass; Late Afternoon Return to Quito Airport Area

Day 10: Departures from Quito

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