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
- Extra activities
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.
Arrive at Casa Divina Lodge. Check in and in-house dinner.
Lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.
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.
Afternoon arrival to Casa Divina Lodge.
Dinner and lodging at Casa Divina Lodge.
Option 1 Milpe Reserve
|6.00am||Departure. 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.|
Return transfer to Quito or your next destination.
Option 2 Umbrella Bird Reserve
|5.00am||Early 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.|
|2.00pm||Transfer to Quito hotel, or your next destination..|