Basic birding tour for people without many time or looking to introduce into Bird Watching.

* Price: 1 participant supplement: $288 | 3+ participants: contact us.


11:00am – Pick up at hotel in Quito.

Accommodation in Las               Terrazas de Dana Lodge All meals described       in the tours
Local birding guide on day 2 (full day), and day 3 (half day) All entrance tickets
Transport from/to Quito Transport for tours
Water refill

     (please bring your bottle)

Laundry service
Extra beverages
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



  • 11:00am – Pick up at hotel in Quito.

* 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.

  • 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 in Alambi

  • 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.

  • 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.
    * Free time
  • 12:00pm – Check-out and transfer to Quito.
red head bird in mindo birdwatching
red head bird in mindo birdwatching
blue bird
family birds in mindo
colors bird mindo
water tyrian mindo
bird girl
choco tucan
toucan arasari
birds in mindo ecuador tour
Crimson Toucanet Large
pajarito Large
tucan Large