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Mindo | Short Birding Tour - 3 days

Mindo | Short Birding Tour - 3 days

Areas to Explore

Basic Birdwatching Tour for birders without much time or looking to introduce into Birding

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Silanche and Milpe Reserves

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Ruta San Lorenzo (Mindo Cloud Forest)

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Yanacocha Reserve​ (optional)

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION

Quito area. Other locations available.

DEPARTURE TIME

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

Include

  • Accommodation in Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge
  • All meals described in the tours
  • English speaking licensed Birding guide from day 2 untill day 3
  • 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 in Mindo (Optional: Yanacocha Reserve)

* Optional tour start with Yanacocha Reserve

Starting 6:00am from your Quito hotel. Contact us for more information adding this visit since it has a extra cost.​

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1396997

Key species Yanacocha Reserve:

Sword-billed Hummingbird, Shining Sunbeam, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Andean Guan, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager.

Morning

10:00am Pick up at your hotel in Quito or airport area.

Afternoon

1:00pm Arrival to Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge and lunch.

Afternoon

Visit to the Hummingbirds garden in Mindo Cloud Forest

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 2 – Silanche and Milpe Reserves

Key species:

Choco Trogon, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-whiskered Puffbird, Black-crowned Antshrike, Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, Club-winged Manakin, Green Thorntail, White Whiskered Hermit, Geen-Crowned Brilliant, Green-Crowned Woodnymph.

Early morning

Departure to Silanche Reserve. Breakfast box in the Silanche Reserve Tower.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1396974

Afternoon

Lunch and visit to Milpe Reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L493675

Evening

Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 3 – Ruta San Lorenzo (Mindo Cloud Forest)

Key species:

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.

Early morning

– Hike along San Lorenzo Road (On the way to Waterfalls sanctuary.
Located about 1.400m. / 4.600ft.).

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L792571

Morning

Breakfast at the lodge with your guide in our birding terrace.

Noon

Check-out and transfer out.

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