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Mindo | Advanced Birding Tour - 6 days

Mindo | Advanced Birding Tour - 6 days

Our Advanced tour for birders with main birding spots in Mindo and surroundings including Antisana Ecological Reserve.

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Our Advanced tour for birders with main birding spots in Mindo and surroundings including Antisana Ecological Reserve!

If you want longer tour with other specific spots, please let us know.

* Price for 1 or 3+ participants, contact us.

  • Departure / Return Location

Quito area. Other locations available.

  • Departure Time

11:00am. Stimated time based on pick up location

  • INCLUDED
  • Accommodation in Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge
  • All meals described in the tours
  • English speaking licensed Birding guide from day 2 untill day 6
  • All entrance tickets
  • All transportation
  • Water refill, coffee, tea
  • Laundry Service in Mindo
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips
  • Extra beverages
  • Travel and health insurance
  • RECOMMENDATIOnS:
  • Do not litter
  • Avoid light colored clothing
  • Use mosquito repellent
  • Refillable water bottle (we supply water)
  • Raincoat in rainy season
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Walking slowly and not make much noise

ITINERARY

– DAY 1 – “Hummingbirds garden”

  • 11:00am – Pick up at your location.

  • * Optional: Stop at the Middle of the World. * Entrance Fee not included.

  • 2:00pm – Arrival to Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge and lunch.

  • 4:00pm – Visit to the Hummingbirds garden (El Descanso).
    * Free time in the town or return to the lodge.

  • 7:00pm – Dinner at the lodge.

– DAY 2 – “Silanche and Milpe Reserves”

  • 05:00am – Departure to Silanche.

  • 06:30 – Visit to Silanche Reserve.

  • 12:00 – Lunch at Mirador del Río Blanco.

  • 2:15pm – Visit to Milpe Reserve.

  • 5:00pm – Return to the lodge.

  • 7:00pm – Dinner at the lodge.

– DAY 3 – “Paz de las Aves, Alambi Reserve and Bellavista – Old Road to Mindo”

  • 5:10am – Departure for Paz de las Aves.

  • 05:45am – Arrival to Paz de las Aves (Located about 1.600m. / 5.250ft.).
    * Andean Cock of the Rock in the lek.
    Other birds: Antpittas, Blue Winged Mountain Tanager, Yellow-Throated Bush Tanager, Golden Tanager, …

  • 11:30am – Alambi Cloud Forest Reserve.

* Lunch.

  • 02:30pm – Departure to Bellavista – Old Road to Mindo.
    Birds: Grass-green Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Turquoise Jay, Gorgeted Sunanbel, …

  • 4:00pm – Return to the lodge.

  • 7:00pm – Dinner at the lodge.

– DAY 4 – “Mashpi Road and Amagusa Reserve”

  • 5:10am – Departure for Mashpi Road and Amagusa Reserve.
  • 06:30am – Arrival to Mashpi Road and Amagusa Reserve (altitude rage is 1700m. to 750m.).

Birds: Empress Brilliant, Velvet-purple Coronet, Violet-tailed Sylph, Brown Inca, Purplel-bibbed Whitetip, and White-wiskered Hermit, Glistening-Green Tanager, Moss-backed Tanager, …

* Breakfast and lunch box.

  • 4:00pm – Return to the lodge.
  • 7:00pm – Dinner at the lodge.
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– DAY 5 – “Ruta San Lorenzo (Mindo Cloud Forest)”

  • 6:00am – Hike along San Lorenzo Road (On the way to Waterfalls sanctuary. Located about 1.400m. / 4.600ft.).
    Birds: Blue-Necked Tanager, Bay-Headed Tanager, Red-Headed Barbet, Choco Toucan, Golden Headed Quetzal, Crimson-Rumped Toucan, Black Striped Sparrow, White Capped Dipper, White Tailled Hillstar, Red-Billed Parrot.

  • 10:00am – Breakfast at the lodge with your guide in our birding terrace.

    * Free day with lunch and dinner.

– DAY 6 – “Antisana Ecological Reserve”

  • 4:00am – Departure to Antisana Ecological Reserve.

Birds: Black-faced Ibis, Carunculated Caracara, Shining Sunbeam, Pearled Treerunner, White-throated Tyrannulet, Tufted Tit-tyrant, Unicolored (Blackish) Tapaculo, Plain-colored Seedeater, Cinereous Conebill, …

  • Lunch at Tambo Condor Restaurant

* Breakfast box.

  • 4:00pm – Transfer to your desired location.
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