Complete Birdwatching Tour

Complete Birdwatching Tour

Included in Tour:

  • 3 nights Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge, including all taxes
  • All transportation including transfers in Quito hotel - Casa Divina Lodge - Quito Hotel on first and last day
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local, Licensed, English-speaking Bird Guide
  • Drinking Water
  • Coffee and Tea Service at the lodge

Not included in Tour: 

  • Beverages at Casa Divina Lodge
  • Tips
  • Extra activities

6.00am

Hotel Pick up in Quito.

7.30am

Start tour through Yanacocha Reserve (3.700 m. /11,155 ft. ) to see species like Black Breasted Puffleg, Sword-billed, Buff-Winged Starfronlet, Great Sapphire Wing and Gorgeted Sunangel Hummingbirds, Scar let- Bellied and Hooded Mountain Tanagers and Bar-bellied Wood pecker. Sack Lunch provided.

2.00pm

Continue on through Tandayapa/Santa Rosa (2300 m/ 7,546 ft.) where you will get a chance to spot the Plate-billed Moutain Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Blue Winged Mountain Tananger, Grass-Green Tananger and Turquoise Jay. In this area we will see lower-elevation hummingbirds as well. Then down to the eco route to Mindo and Casa Divina Lodge.

3.00pm

Arrival at Casa Divina Lodge.

7:00pm

Dinner and Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

6-8.00am

Birdwatching at Casa Divina Reserve.

8.00am

Breakfast at Casa Divina Lodge.

8.30am

Leave for hike along the San Lorenzo Ridge. Starting at 1200m Hiking up to 1400m. Hike, photographs, observation. Possible sightings are Chestnut-Manibled Toucan, Choco Toucan, Pale- Mandibled Aracari, Golden-Headed Quetzal, Guayaquil Wood pecker, Blue-Necked Tananger, among others. Sack lunch included.

3.00pm

Return to Casa Divina Lodge.

7.00pm

Dinner and Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

4.45am

Depart for Reserve Paz de Las Aves.

6.00am

Arrive at Paz de Laz Aves Reserve. (1.700 m. /5,577 ft.) Cock-of-the-Rock Lek observation. Continue on to observe the Giant, Yellow-Breasted, and Moustached AntpiZa

9.00am

Country breakfast at Paz de Las Aves observation deck, impressive hummingbird observation at feeders. Catch the Velvet-Purple Coronet, Violet-Tailed Sylph, Buff- Tailed Coronet and many more Hummingbird species.

11.00am

Continue on to Las Cotingas Reserve.

2.00pm

Return to Casa Divina Lodge. In-House Lunch at Casa Divina Lodge.

Free Afternoon

7.00pm

Dinner and Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.

5.00am

Depart for Rio Silanche. Sack Breakfast provided.

6.30am

Arrive at Rio Silanche Reserve. (R.Silanche 300m. /984 ft.) Possible sightings are Choco Trogon, Western White-Tailed Trogon, Lineated Woodpecker, White-Bearded Manakin, Purple-Throated Fruitcrow, Blue-Headed Parrot.

1.00pm

Return to Casa Divina Lodge. Lunch at Casa Divina Lodge. End of tour.

2.00pm

Transfer back to hotel in Quito.

4.30am

Depart from Casa Divina Lodge for an hour drive to a small town outside of San Miguel de los Bancos (1100m./ 3609ft.) to see the Long WaZled Umbrella Bird. The Long Wattled Umbrella Bird can be found in the cloud forest of Ecuador. It is currently endangered due to destuction of its habitat and its large size, making it easy to hunt. The name comes from the impressively long wattle on the neck of the males and can measure up to 45 centimeters. Males also have a beautiful large crest of hair-like feathers expanding over the bill which looks like an umbrella. This bird is usually silent, except during mating displays when the males make a low-frequency booming call that can be heard from up to 1km away.

8.30am

Breakfast at Umbrella Bird Reserve. Depart for Milpe Reserve.

11.00am

Arrive at Milpe Reserve (1100m/ 3,609ft.) where you may see Club-Winged Manakin, Rufous Motmot, Green-Crowned Woodnymph among other species.

1.00pm

Return to Casa Divina Lodge. Lunch at Casa Divina Lodge. End of tour.

2.00pm

Transfer back to hotel in Quito.