Birdwatching Ecuador Tour
Our 4-day Birding Ecuador Bonanza Tour is moderate-paced and explores in-depth Bellavista´s 460 hectares (1150 acre) Private Protected Area. Beyond Bellavista, we visit local highlights of Northwestern Ecuador, different elevations of what is now the UNESCO Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve. What a wonderful way to learn about the diverse environment of a cloud forest and its myriad birds! Expect to see some 374 species of birds on this trip.
The northwest is the easiest place to find great numbers of Ecuador´s over 1600 birds.. no other country has such a concentration of species for its size! And we are really close to Quito – only one hour 50 minutes away! Endemics include: Mammals may include the Olinguito, the Kinkajoo, and even the elusive species of wild cats in this birding Ecuador tour.
"We had an amazing time at Bellavista in late April. Our guides Richard, Jaun Carlos and Dario were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, showing us the incredible flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Plate billed mountain Toucan, Masked Trogan, Toucan Barbet and an array of colourful Tanagers were seen without even leaving the grounds of the lodge, as well as rare mammals such as the Kinkaju, Olinguito and Tayra. Richard also organised day excursions to other reserves including Alambi, Yanacotcha and Angel Paz, where we were lucky enough to see 3 Andean Condor, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill and a variety of Antpitta." - Arron Roberts
In this birding Ecuador tour, Your guide has many years of experience leading birders in our region and elsewhere in the country. He/she has an official guide license (Ministry of Tourism) and speaks fluent English (and native Spanish). Guides in other languages, or a translator, are available on prior request. Our guides are passionate about birds, and love looking for elusive wildlife.. mammals, and amphibians! Should you be a photographer, we will choose a guide who deeply shares your interest.
Our 4 star Lodge offers a unique stay in paradise, above the forest canopy, with views to Pichincha Volcano! All surrounded by glittering hummingbirds! Comfortable rooms await you. You will enjoy our generous servings of gourmet food, the dense forests and majestic mountains, and our extensive network of safe, well-marked trails. Two nights are spent at reserves at lower elevations for quicker access to birding early morning. At the reserves we visit beyond Bellavista, access is moderate on well-maintained trails during this birding Ecuador tour.
Important Note: This tour includes exclusive full-time private guide service throughout.
If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Northwestern Ecuador Birding Tour has to offer.
Alternative Tour Name: Birding Bonanza in Ecuador