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Ecuador | East Slope Birding Tour - 7 days

Areas to Explore

Our private birding tour of Ecuador with main birding spots in the East Slope

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East Slope Reserves

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Antisana Ecological Reserve (optional)

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION

Quito area. Other locations available.

DEPARTURE TIME

10:00am. Estimated time based on pick up location.
6:00am if Antisana Reserve visit first day.

Include

NOT INCLUDED

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ITINERARY

– DAY 1 – Papallacta area and Guango Reserve

Key species:

Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Torrent Duck, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Chestnut-breasted coronet, White-bellied Woodstar, Long-tailed Sylph, Tourmaline Sunangel.

Early morning

Pick up at 10:00am from your hotel in Quito or Airport area and transportation to Guango Reserve. Stop at Papallacta area for birding
>E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489428
* Optional. Pick up at 6:00am and Visit to Antisana Ecological Reserve with breakfast box.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L683386

Afternoon

Lunch at Guango Reserve and birding in the afternoon.

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Guango Lodge.

– DAY 2 – Guango Reserve

Key species:

Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Torrent Duck, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Chestnut-breasted coronet, White-bellied Woodstar, Long-tailed Sylph, Tourmaline Sunangel.

Early morning

Breakfast and full day birding at Guango Lodge Reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489428

Afternoon

Lunch and birding in Guango Reserve

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Guango Lodge.

– DAY 3 – Guanto Reserve to San Isidro Reserve

Key species:

Green Jay, Saffron-crowned Tanaget, Plain-backed Antpitta.

Early morning

Breakfast and transportation to San Isidro Reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489454

Afternoon

Lunch and continue birding in this amazing reserve.

Evening

Dinner and lodging at San Isidro Lodge.

– DAY 4 – San Isidro Reserve

Key species:

Green Jay, Saffron-crowned Tanaget, Plain-backed Antpitta.

Early morning

Breakfast and full day birding at Cabañas San Isidro Reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489454

Afternoon

Lunch and continue birding in this amazing reserve.

Evening

Dinner and lodging at San Isidro Lodge.

– DAY 5 – San Isidro to Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary

Key species:

Green Jay, Saffron-crowned Tanaget, Plain-backed Antpitta.

Early morning

Breakfast at San Isidro Lodge and more birding before check-out check-out.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L489454

Afternoon

Lunch box and birding in Guacamayos Ridge in our way to Wildsumaco Sanctuary.

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Wildsumaco Lodge.

– DAY 6 – Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary

Key species:

Rufous-booted Racket-tail, Wire-crested Thorntail, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Russet Antshrike, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, Blue-crowned Manakin. White-crowned Manakin.

Early morning

Breakfast at Wildsumaco and full day birding at Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L858993

Afternoon

Lunch and continue birding in Wildsumaco Sanctuary.

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Wildsumaco Lodge.

– DAY 7 – Birding in the morning and back to Quito

Key species:

Rufous-booted Racket-tail, Wire-crested Thorntail, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Russet Antshrike, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, Blue-crowned Manakin. White-crowned Manakin.

Early morning

Breakfast at Wildsumaco and birding in the morning.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L858993

Afternoon

Lunch and transfer to your desired location in Quito ir airport area. Other locations available on request.

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