Birding in Mindo Tour

Birding in Mindo Tour

3 Days / 2 Nights Birding in Mindo

Included in Tour:

  • 2 nights lodging at Casa Divina Lodge, including all taxes.
  • All transportation starting with hotel transfer on day 1 and ending on day 3.
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 3.
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local, licensed, English-speaking bird watching guide.
  • Purified drinking water.

Not Included in Tour: 

  • Beverages at dinner
  • Tips
  • Extra activities

6.00am

Early morning Quito Hotel pick up and then heading down the western slope towards the Mindo area. Coffee is served before birdwatching at high altitude Yanacocha Reserve.

Lunch at Yanacocha Reserve. Continue along the eco route to Mindo stopping along the way for birdwatching opportunities.

4.00pm

Arrive at Casa Divina Lodge. Check in and in-house dinner.

Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge. 

5am

Andean Cock-of-the-rock observation at Paz de Las Aves Reserve. Unique opportunity for up close viewing of this rare species in the cotinga family. Coffee and fruit at the bird hide.

After breakfast either continue climbing to see higher altitude cloud forest species like the Plate-Billed Mountain Toucan or the Tanager Finch, or stop at a few lower elevation feeding stations to observe tanagers. Picnic Lunch on the trail.

4-5pm

Afternoon arrival to Casa Divina Lodge.

Dinner and lodging at Casa Divina Lodge. 

Option 1 Milpe Reserve

6.00amDeparture. Beautiful reserve managed by a local conservation foundation. Easy flat trails. Picnic breakfast at Reserve. Hummingbird and Tanager feeder observation. Club- winged Manakin, Golden-headed Quetzal, Collared Aracari, Green Thorntail Hummingbird, Crowned Woodnymph Hummingbird. Return to Casa Divina Lodge for In-House Lunch. Check out at Casa Divina Lodge. 

2.00pm

Return transfer to Quito or your next destination.

Option 2 Umbrella Bird Reserve

5.00amEarly morning departure. Observe the unusual sounds and sights of the Long-Wattled Umbrella Bird. Country breakfast after observation. Possible to spot the Red-billed Parrot, Bronze-winged Parrot, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Laughing Falcon. Return to Casa Divina Lodge for In-House Lunch. Check out at Casa Divina Lodge.
2.00pmTransfer to Quito hotel, or your next destination..

 During our trip you took us ziplining and to see the Cock-of-the-Rock. You “made” our trip to Mindo and I have thought about you often. You helped us make such wonderful memories with your knowledge, warmth and generosity. I was so happy to see your business has become so successful. I read about you and was so impressed. I guess your modesty stopped you from telling us about all your accomplishments. 

Elaine Lemmer. Dallas, Texas - USA