Fully customize tours according to your budget and requirements, whether is Birding photo Expeditions or Birding Trips for a complete enjoyment of the bird Jewels of Ecuador, as a group, individual traveler or signing-up for one of our organized Photo Birding Expeditions.

DAY 1

  • International arrival. Transfer in
  • Night Hotel Finlandia or similar (Hotel in Quito)

DAY 2

  • Pick up at 7:00 and drive to Tandayapa
  • Lunch at Alambí
  • Arrival for dinner at Tandayapa
  • Night Tandayapa (Tandayapa Birding Lodge)

DAY 3

  • Night Tandayapa (Tandayapa Birding Lodge)

DAY 4

  • Night Tandayapa (Tandayapa Birding Lodge)
  • Visit to Angel Paz, afternoon drive back to Quito. Box lunch provided by Tandayapa

DAY 5

  • Drive back to Quito (Puembo Birding Garden)

DAY 6

  • Drive to Antisana. Box lunches (Extra box lunch driver & LICENSED GUIDE)
  • Licensed guide at Antisana
  • Full board Guango (Guango Lodge)

DAY 7

  • Full board Guango (Guango Lodge)

DAY 8

  • Full board Guango (Guango Lodge)

DAY 9

  • Full board San Isidro (San isidro Lodge)

DAY 10

  • Full board San Isidro (San isidro Lodge)

DAY 11

  • Transportation back to Quito for some guests, after lunch (need to add to quote if required)
  • Full board San Isidro for the ones doing Sani Lodge extension) (San isidro Lodge)

DAY 12

  • Transportation to Coca and drop off for transfer to Sani Lodge

DAY 13

  • Sani Lodge

DAY 14

  • Sani Lodge

DAY 15

  • Flight back to Quito
  • Group transfer national airport Hotel in Puembo
  • Night Hotel in Puembo (Puembo Birding Garden)

DAY 16

  • International transfer out

YOUR ECUADOR PHOTO EXPEDITION INCLUDES:

Lodging, based on double occupancy, will be in the lodges as indicated in itinerary, if overbook by hotels we might look for a similar lodge to complete the nights needed in every location without affecting the activities stablished in itinerary. Lodging is rustic in most cases; due to the species of birds we strive to find for you in remote areas. Meals, during your stay as specified in above itinerary, not including alcoholic beverages or soft drinks, beginning with dinner after arrival day and ending with breakfast the final day.

  • Start with Dinner on first Day, finish with Breakfast on last Day, as specified in above itinerary.
  • Not going to be open menu at restaurants visited, minimum of 3 options per meal at restaurants if eating outside the lodge. In case of any food restriction please advise to leader or hotels visited.
  • Alcoholic drinks, bottled water in restaurants and soft drinks not included.
  • Water will be available during our excursions.

Transportation, Private tour & full availability driving and fuel. (not just transfers from A to B) Professional driver with a lot of experience in photo birding trips and managing fragile equipment. Admission fees to all proposed activities and events, including the entrance fees to National parks visited, as indicated in itinerary.

TRAVELERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR (Not included on the trip cost)

  • Transportation and flights to and from country of origin.
  • Individual travel insurance (suggested).
  • Baggage charges.
  • Bring vaccination card to Ecuador for Yellow fever.
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Wildlife & Photo Birding Expeditions offerings.
  • Drinks. No alcoholic or soft drinks included on this trip.
  • Gratuities, lodges staff, restaurants, DRIVER & TRIP LEADER. Make sure to tip maids, local guides and driver working with us along the trip.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. Be prepared to walk up to two miles per day through thick, muddy jungle terrain with heavy equipment if required to find a specific quality specie of bird.

ECUADOR BIRDING PHOTO EXPEDITION 16 DAYS

Keep in mind this will be much more taxing than two miles of flat pavement.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Please keep in mind that we are venturing deep into the Ecuador nature areas to facilitate finding of most species possible, sometimes requires a long drive. If you have any medications, don’t forget to bring enough with you, sealed in plastic Ziploc bags. In terms of disease risk, malaria and dengue are rare, but they are present; travelers should consult their own doctors about potential preventative measures. Therefore, insect repellent and long sleeves are required, especially at night. Finally, vaccines are not required, but travelers may wish to consult their own doctors.

VACCINATION FOR YELLOW FEVER IS REQUIERED FOR PEOPLE WHO VISIT PERÚ BY SEVERAL COUNTRIES, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR.

  • MUST BRING THE CARD PROVEN YOU HAVE THE VACCINATION

Temperatures. Most of lodges visited will be in the lowlands, so, hot and humidity up to 90% in some locations. When in highlands temperature drops to 10 degrees Celsius or lower, specialty nights and early mornings.

PRICE PER PERSON

Price: Please contact us at photo@freddymadrigal.com to customize your photo expedition

Payment must be done once itinerary and costs is accepted, to banking account SUEÑOS NATURA FSM S.R.L. All reservations will be final after this date, and subject to our cancellation policy, according to hotel´s individual cancellation policies. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip’s Terms & Conditions.

Banking info

BANK NAME: BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA.

ACCOUNT NAME: SUEÑOS NATURA FSM S.R.L

ACCOUNT #: 200-02-005-007382-9

SWIFT: BNCRCRSJ

ADDRESS: AVENIDAS 1 Y 3, CALLE 4, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA.

PHONE #: 506-2212-2200

Policies

  • The use of flash is not allowed for some endemic and resident species.
  • In the feeder’s multi-flash is not allowed, unless permitted at birding lodges.
  • The use of playback is limited for guides.
  • Do not scare birds to make them fly away from their perches or nesting areas