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

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

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

  • Departure / Return Location

Quito area. Other locations available.

  • Departure Time

11:00am. Stimated time based on pick up location. 6:00am if Yanacocha Reserve visit first day.

  • 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
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– DAY 1 – “Hummingbirds garden” (Optional: Yanacocha Reserve)

    • **** Optional Tour start with Yanacocha Reserve. Starting 6:00am from your Quito hotel. Contact us for more information adding this visit.

    • E-bird Hotspot:

  • 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

  • 06:30 – Visit to Silanche Reserve.

  • 5:00pm – 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.). E-bird Hotspot:

  • 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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