Ecuador 17 - 28 August

Our guests about Ecuador

Regarding the trip I enjoyed it totally. it was great. there is absolutely nothing I can think off to improve it. just great ! I can also confirm you that after this trip I am now "enganchado" to bird watching. so I hope I will see you again soon in a trip in a new corner of the world. cheers. Alfonso Q.

From the moment you land at Coca the time spent in Amazonia is the trip of a lifetime.  The Lodges are of exceptional standard in all aspect, cuisine Napo Wildlife Centre  5*,  and public areas which are open and blend in with their surroundings. For me it was the most fantastic and enjoyable experience and one that I would recommend to anyone. John B.

Quito was fine and dandy, the birding was wonderful. I have marked off 47 hummingbirds of the 101 on the list which is remarkable in eleven days. I can even ID three or four types!! Brian H.

Impressions of Ecuador

Crimson-rumped-ToucanetEcuador is a small country with an excellent infrastructure and all places can be easily accessed. It contains various habitats for birders as you can find the Pacific Coast beaches, the Andes Mountains, and a portion of the world's largest rainforest, so called Amazonia.
With over 1500 bird species recorded, Ecuador offers more bird-diversity than any other country in the world, thanks to its great diversity in habitats. In this 11 nights/12 days Birding Holiday we will stay in the subtropical zones on the lower slopes of the Andes. These zones are almost as bird species rich as the lowland zones, and some bird groups - hummingbirds and tanagers for example - reach their maximum diversity here.

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.

The western subtropical zone is an easy zone to do bird watching, with good forest remaining alongside the roads. The eastern subtropics are less well-known, but even more bio diverse than the subtropics of the west. The eastern subtropics feature amazing tanagers and hummingbirds. The eastern subtropics are also a good place to see the Crested Quetzal and Torrent Duck. The temperate faunal zone with its cloud forests, covered in mosses and bromeliads are extraordinarily beautiful, and have their share of exciting birds. Above the forested slopes of the Andes lies a rolling grassland called "paramo." Here the birds are refreshingly easy to see and quite distinct from those of other zones. This is the place to search the sky for Andean Condor and on the ground for Andean Snipe and Tawny Antpitta.

To visit a completely different habitat it really is worth to book the extension of 5 nights/6 days. This will bring you to one of the very best lodges in the Amazonia de Ecuador. Days will be filled with birding walks, boat rides and observing birds from one of the Canapy towers. A superb experience. Read about it in our latest trip report


All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

Sea-Lion-(Espanola)Many people, already being in Ecuador, extend their stay with a visit to the wonderful Galapagos Islands.

Tell us your wishes and we can organize your cruise and everything around it.

To get in the mood why not visit our Photo Gallery of this special place?


Ecuador Facts & Travel Tips

Tour Map of Ecuador

Detailed Tour Description

Photo Gallery Ecuador

Ecuador Main Tour Info

Main Tour

  • Tour dates
    17th - 28th of August 2015
  • Price
    € 2.360 p.p.*
    € 360 Single supplement*
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International Flights, insurance and personal costs. International Departure tax
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 persons

Extension - Amazonia

  • Tour dates
    28th of August - 3rd of September 2015
  • Price
    € 1350 p.p.*
    €  360 Single supplement.*
  • Includes
    Domestic flight from Coca to Quito

* This price can fluctuate depending on the exchange rate (applied is 1,40 $/€) to US$.

Ecuador Itinerary at a Glance

Main tour
  • Day 1 - Fuente de Piedra, Quito - Arrival, transfer to the lodge
  • Day 2 - Sacha Tamia Lodge - Transfer and birding Yanacocha and Tandayapa Valley
  • Day 3 - Sacha Tamia Lodge - Full day birding, Mashpi road.
  • Day 4 - Sacha Tamia Lodge - Angel Paz reserve, Milpe reserve
  • Day 5 - Fuente de Piedra, Quito - Silanche Road, transfer to Quito
  • Day 6 - Termas Papallacta - Birding Antisana Reserve at 4000 m
  • Day 7 - Cabinas de San Isidro - Transfer. Birding around lodge
  • Day 8 - Cabinas de San Isidro -Birding Cuacamayos
  • Day 9 - Wild Sumaco Bird Lodge - . Birding during transfer.
  • Day 10 - Wild Sumaco Bird Lodge - birding around the lodge.
  • Day 11 - Fuente de Piedra, Quito - Transfer to Quito, bird watching during transfer
  • Day 12 - Departure home
For those who booked the extension
  • Day 11 - Wild Sumaco Bird Lodge - birding around the lodge.
  • Day 12 - This is day 1 of the extenstion
Extension - Amazonia
  • Day 1 - Hotel el Auca, Coca - Birding during transfer
  • Day 2 - Napo Wildlife Center - transfer to the lodge
  • Day 3 - Napo Wildlife Center - Birding in NWC
  • Day 4 - Napo Wildlife Center - Birding in NWC
  • Day 5 - Napo Wildlife Center - Birding in NWC
  • Day 6 - flight from Coca to Quito and connecting flight home

Latest Trip Report Ecuador

Chestnut-bellied-ThrushThe only thing predictable about Ecuador's weather is its unpredictability. In fact, it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in a single day. This year we have chosen to do our trip in August, in the middle of the dry season, but in Ecuador the dry season can also be wet. Nevertheless we saw many beautiful birds, which combined with stunning scenery and high quality Lodges made this trip a fantastic experience. Next year we will go again. Why not join us?

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Meet your Tour guides for Ecuador

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William (Willy) Pérez,a native of Ecuador, has been working as a guide for Maquipucuna and Kapawi Lodge in Ecuador since 1998 and is one of the best and most sought after guides in Ecuador. Willy's great knowledge and passion for birds is unique

 

 

Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail, and fullfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.