Based on 6 pax USD3,900
Based on 8 pax USD3,400
Based on 10 pax USD3,200
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!
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.
Mantled Howler Monkey, White-nosed Coati, and even slim chances for rare mammals such as Ocelot, or Spectacled Bear.
Copalinga, Tapichalaca, Jorupe, Buenaventura, and Quito.