We start our journey in the city of Quito where we will be heading to the Laguna San Pablo to see some nice and restricted range species such as sympathetic Subtropical Doradito and the elusive Ecuadorian Rail. After this introduction, we will go to the dry forest in the province of Imbabura. Here we will end the evening observing some local birds as Scrub Tanager, Blue-headed Saphire and Ruddy-breasted Seedeater.
The next day, we will go across the Western slopes of the Andes heading to the lowlands to observe the first Choco endemic: Star-chested Tree-Runner, Purplish-mantled Tanager, Black Solitarie, and many other species.
After spending the day in this amazing place we will head back to the lowlands of this region where we will stay a few days visiting the area looking for birds in Ecuador. In this place you can also see the Blue Cotinga, Five-colored Barbet, Rufous Crowned Antpitta, Golden-chested Tanager, as well as a variety of many other beautiful birds.
Next stop is the Playa de Oro reserve, which has a forest of 10,000 hectares of protected area. Here you can find many more endemic species from the Choco bioregion. During the last day we continue to the Esmeraldas airport to get our flight back to Quito city.
Paradise Upper West Foothills and Lowlands
Masterful Northern Ecuador
On the wide birding trip (14-16 days) you have the opportunity to observe over 500 species. This is one of the most complete tours in Ecuador. We have special prices for 2019 for groups more then 6 people! Please ask about this trip
Extra: Antisana Day trip!
Majestic Cotopaxi Volcano
If we stop, this is the perfect site to find the perfect balance between culture and nature. One of the main attractions of this estate is that it rose from the ruins of an Inca construction. Here we can see its walls made of stone.
Culture and Birding Otavalo Ecuador
Jewel Forest Southern Ecuador