Mindo | Short Birding Tour - 3 days

Mindo | Short Birding Tour - 3 days

Basic Birdwatching Tour for birders without much time or looking to introduce into Birding. Accommodation in our luxury lodge: Las Terrazas de Dana


Basic birding tour for people without much time or looking to introduce into Birdwatching.

Tailor-made tours are also available, contact us for more information.

* 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

  • 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
  • Tips
  • Extra beverages
  • Travel and health insurance
  • 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


– 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 – “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 3 – “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 morning

  • 12:00pm – Check-out and transfer out.
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