Important Information

Best Season
Good year-round
Tour Price (Per Person)
Based on   4 pax  USD4,850
Based on   6 pax  USD3,900
Based on   8 pax  USD3,400
Based on 10 pax  USD3,200
Tour Type
Birding Adventures
Single Supplement
USD300
Internal Ticket
USD220

With a fascinating geology and varied topography, southern Ecuador, formerly famous for its gold mines, today supports one of the richest ranges of habitats of anywhere in the world. Within 200 miles of the Pacific Coast, one can travel from the arid xerophytic habitat, through chocó and semi-deciduous tropical forest, over the continental divide’s treeless paramos and down to lush, wet, foothill forests of the eastern Andes. Within these varied, pristine habitats, the evolution of many fine endemic species has evolved and we will sample distinct bioregions in search of endemics and other specialties. Targets include El Oro and White-breasted Parakeets, El Oro Tapaculo, Watkins’s and the fantastic Jocotoco Antpitta, White-headed Brushfinch, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Elegant Crescentchest, White-tailed Jay, the fabulous Long-wattled Umbrellabird, and much more besides!

Tour Fact Sheet

Top Birds

El Oro and White-breasted Parakeets, El Oro Tapaculo, Watkins’s and Jocotoco Antpitta, White-headed Brushfinch, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Elegant Crescentchest, White-tailed Jay, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, and still others.

Top Mammals

Mantled Howler Monkey, White-nosed Coati, and even slim chances for rare mammals such as Ocelot, or Spectacled Bear.

Accommodation
Moderately to very comfortable, eco-lodge or western style hotels.
Other Attractions

Copalinga, Tapichalaca, Jorupe, Buenaventura, and Quito.

Photographic Opportunities
Good to excellent.