We combine bird watching tours with elements of wildlife and culture wrapped into one. Our guides are some of the friendliest local guides with deep knowledge of bird habitat and local culture. Tours are slow paces and excellent for photography.
Tours are slow paced and based on the needs of the group. Target species and sought after birds are the main drivers of the amount of time we spend each day at a particular location. Our tours are from seven days in the Mindo Valley and surrounding birding parks to 15 day tours that go through the high Andes and then down to the Amazon.
The tours are very relaxed and slow paced and there is an element of conservation for those interested in sharing knowledge or wanting to contribute some of their time during the quiet birding hours of the day. We have a number of community based conservation projects where our interested participants can get involved in reafforestation and other activities to build bird and wildlife habitat.
A typical day starts very early. We may have packed breakfast and even lunch, depending on the schedule and parks in target. In most cases, boxed lunch is prepared by the lodge and we leave the lodge around 5:00 to 5:30 am and head toward the key birding spots.
Breakfast is on site. The pace is slow as our birding guide identifies numerous species for photographic opportunities.
On these days it is not uncommon to encounter other forms of wildlife, which makes it all the more entertaining. We may head back to our lodge or if our hot spot is far off, we may either have box lunch or head to a nearby restaurant before taking off to a different location for an afternoon of birding and photography. We always return to the lodge for dinner and talk about the days birding activities and share our best photos with other participants.
Age range, type of group
Age range for these tours are 18 yrs and above. It is appropriate for families, groups, couples and singles. Seniors will find these tours entertaining as well but should contact us first to understand the terrain and the level of physical fitness required.
Rates are per person for the entire duration of the tour and includes all meals, transportation, lodge, trained birding guide and fees to all parks.
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