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Northwestern Ecuador Birds Galore - 5 Days

Northwestern Ecuador Birds Galore
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Our 5-day trip is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the special environment of a cloud forest and its myriad birds - so close to Quito – only one hour 50 minutes away!  This “birds galore” trip also travels down to lower elevations for more birds! We offer our guests a unique stay in paradise, above the forest canopy, surrounded by myriads of hummingbirds! You will enjoy our generous servings of gourmet food, the fabulous views of forest and mountains, and our extensive network of safe, well-marked trails.

Day 1
Day 1 - 6.15/ 6:30h: Departure from your hotel

Arrival at Bellavista and breakfast. Settle in, and take a reconnaissance hike into the forest and trails. Lunch. Afternoon: Forest hike – discover the ecology of this mysterious forest - and/or bird watching. Dinner. Overnight: Bellavista Lodge Meals: B, L, D

Day 2
Day 2 - 6.15 / 6.30h: Early morning bird hike

8:00h: Breakfast, Birding and / or natural history discoveries in Bellavista (shared services). Lunch Afternoon: Further options for easy hikes or true adventure, alone or with a guide! Dinner

Day 3
Day 3 - Early morning bird hike

8:00h: Breakfast, Morning: Visit the Alambi hummingbird reserve: known for its feeders full of hummingbirds of 10-12 different species, sometimes more! Also excellent views of tanagers, Red-headed Barbet ….. Lunch, Guided Hike in the Reserve Dinner and Overnight.

Day 4
Day 4 - Departure to to Santa Rosa Bird Garden

Box Lunch, San Tadeo Hummingbird Garden, Short visit to Milpe reserve: easy birding- Toucans and the Rufous Motmot often seen at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at a Lodge Hotel in Silanche Region.

Day 5
Day 5 - Departure

Full day birding in Rio Silanche reserve, with a visit to reserve where the Long-wattled Umbrellabird is usually seen. Late PM drop off in Quito

What is included?

  • 12 meals, starting with breakfast Day 1, and finishing with lunch at day 5.
  • 4-night standard accommodation
  • Shared Naturalist Guide Service
  • Access to 700-hectare Reserve
  • Private, round trip transportation.
  • All entrance fees to all visited places

What is not included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Exclusive guide or transport service
  • Personal items
  • Other services
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 1  reviews
  1. Magical Cloud Forest
    Paul Lister03 Feb 2016
    5
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    Bellavista manages to preserve the feeling that the presence of a comfortable bed and good food has not intruded into the wild cloud forest environment in which you are immersed. The birding and wildlife is exceptional; get up before dawn and you will be rewarded with many birds close to the buildings. We arrived from a very hot trip around Galapagos and the cool, wet atmosphere of this cloud forest was the perfect tonic!

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What to bring

• T-shirts or comfortable blouses/shirts • Sweater or fleece for the evenings • Quick-drying trousers (blue jeans not recommended) • Lightweight socks • Change of clothes • Sunhat and sunscreen • Rain poncho (a few available if needed) • Camera • Rubber boots are provided – to size 47 (few pairs in large sizes) • Binoculars recommended (available for rent) • Water bottle for hikes • Small daypack for hikes • Flashlight and batteries • Plastic bags to protect the camera, etc.

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5 Days

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USD1,028 / per person
This tour is operated by: Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge and Reserve

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5 Based on 8 reviews
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Tour Facts

  • Northwestern Ecuador
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 pax
  • 5 Days
  • All year
  • + 9 years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English & Spanish (other languages on request)
  • Mariscal Sucre Airport Quito
  • Mariscal Sucre Airport Quito