BIRD WATCHING

BIRD WATCHING

Ecuador offer one of the best birding in South America. Imagine a place half the size of California but with more bird species than Europe and USA put together; this place is Ecuador.

Join one of our group departures for this unforgettable experience.

Duration: 2 days
Transportation: In group
Activities: Cultural, recreative
Ecuador offer one of the best birding in South America. Imagine a place half the size of California but with more bird species than Europe and USA put together; this place is Ecuador.

Join one of our group departures for this unforgettable experience.

  • Starting Point:Agency Alexia Travel (Quito)
  • Ending Point:Agency Alexia Travel (Quito)
Day 1
We will leave from Quito to the Amazon watershed, with scenic and biodiverse cloud forests on our minds. Continuing our journey to lodge we will wind our way amongst steep valleys – where will see some gorgeous forested slopes and impressive waterfalls, born in Antisana Reserve, as they spill off of high cliffs.

This afternoon we will undertake what we call a “virtual safari” check the motion-sensor cameras and the photos that they have taken over the last weeks, days, hours… and even minutes; it really is a thrill to see a photo – that no one else has seen – of a Puma, Tapir, or even an Anteater, taken right where you are standing! We’ll plan to get back to the cabins for some relaxation time before dinner.

At dinner with a taste of Ecuador’s most well-known hot toddy, a delicious drink – called “Guayusa” .Night.

Day 2
We will spend the early morning watching trogons, woodcreepers, flycatchers and tanagers glean all sorts of bugs in a seemingly frantic attempt to satisfy their morning hunger. we will watch the White-bellied Antpitta, then hike through forest reserve out to the archeological ruins on the property for a look at what is left of a group, the “Curisetas” (translated as the “Goldsmiths”). We will emerge out along the peaceful roadside for a stroll back to the lodge, and if time permits, stop in for a visit to the biology station to learn a bit more about the research being done in the reserve, and its importance to the conservation of the area.

Lunch and return to Quito.

  • Lodging for one night
  • Meals (from lunch on the first day, to lunch the following day)
  • Bilingual naturalist guide (or Spanish-speaking,
  • Native birding guide) for two days limited to eight participants,
  • Group transportation Quito-San Isidro-Quito and all taxes.
  • Extra drinks (sodas, beers, wines, etc.),
  • Private guide or transportation services,
  • Extemporaneous reserve entrance fees (such as Antisana Reserve) and
  • Other personal expenses (telephone calls, laundry, etc.).