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SOUTHERN ECUADOR BIRDING TOURS

The south of Ecuador covers a large portion of our country so I have opted to offer a complete tour off 16 days and two smaller tours of 7 days.  I am not an expert in the south and some of the time I will hire a local bird guide to assist me.

SOUTHERN TOUR PRICING

All Tours Include: Transportation, bilingual guide, park entrance fees, all meals except dinner on the last day, sleeping quarters. Tax included (12% IVA). Tips are optional.

 

16 Day South Tour
 

7 Day Tour Tumbesian Endemics

7 Day Southern
Endemics

2 People

$ 4,800 each

$ 2400 each

$ 2300 each

3 People

$ 3570 each

$ 1,950 each

$ 1800 each

4-6 People

$ 2950 each

$ 1640 each

$ 1580 each

Single supplement

$30 per day

$30 per day

$30 per day

The last night lodging and dinner not included.

 

 

 

 

COMPLETE SOUTHERN ECUADOR :

 

The complete Southern Ecuador tour covers all of the important sites in the south and offers a great opportunity to see most the southern specialties in one tour.  In this tour you will see some of the endemics in this area like the Jocotoco Antpitta, Orange-throated Tanager, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Tumbes Hummingbird.


Our tour will visit to the following reserves (for more details click on each link

:
Ecuasal
Cerro Blanco
Manglares de Churute
Buenaventura
Jorupe
Utuana
Tapichalaca Reserve
Podocarpus National Park - Cajanuma Site
Cabañas Copalinga
Podocarpus National Park - Bombuscaro Site
Cabañas Yankuam
Yunguilla Reserve
El Cajas National Park

Here is the proposed itinerary:

Day 1: Start in Guayaquil and visit Ecuasal and Cerro Blanco.  Sleep in Guayaquil.
Day 2: Birding Manglares Churute and sleep near Piñas.
Day 3: Birding Buenaventura and sleep near Piñas.
Day 4: Birding Buenaventura and sleep in Macara.
Day 5: Birding Jorupe and sleep in Macara.
Day 6: Birding Jorupe and sleep in Macara.
Day 7: Birding Utuana and sleep in Vilcabamba.
Day 8: Birding Tapichalaca and sleep in Vilcabamba.
Day 9: Birding Tapichalaca and sleep in Vilcabamba.
Day 10: Birding Podocarpus (Cajanuma site) and sleep in Zamora.
Day 11: Birding Cabañas Copaling and sleep in Zamora.
Day 12: Biridng Podocarpus (Bombuscaro site) and sleep in Yankuam.
Day 13: Birding all day Cabañas Yankuan and sleep in Yankuam.
Day 14: Birding morning Yankuan Travel to Yunguilla, sleep in Yunguilla.
Day 15: Birding Yuguilla and sleep in Cuenca.
Day 16: Birding Cajas and return to Guayaquil.
 

SEVEN DAY SOUTHERN ECUADOR :


CORDILLERA DEL CONDOR - MARAÑON REGION


The South of Ecuador offers very special birding. Therefore, we have added an unique tour to see some of the endemics in this area like the Jocotoco Antpitta, Orange-throated Tanager, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Tumbes Hummingbird.


Our tour will visit to the following reserves (for more details click on each link):
Cabañas Copalinga
Podocarpus National Park
Cabañas Yankuam
Tapichalaca Reserve
  Here is the proposed itinerary:
Day 1: Flight to Loja from Quito followed by transportation from Loja to Zamora.
Day 2: Birding all day Cabañas Copalinga.
Day 3: Birding half day Podocarpus National Park, travel to Las Orquideas.
Day 4: Birding all day Cabañas Yankuan.
Day 5: Birding half day Yankuan Travel to Vilcabamba.
Day 6: Travel to Jocotoco Foundation and bird all day.
Day 7: Half day birding at Tapichalaca return to Loja and flight to Quito.
For those interested in fully exploring the tumbesian endemics we can extend this tour to include the following Jocotoco reserves: Jorupe, Utuana, Buenaventura, and Yunguilla.  Also we would include an additional visit to the highland entrance of Cajanuma to the Podocarpus National Park and an additional visit to El Cajas. We can easily extend this tour to fourteen days to cover in great detail the south of Ecuador.  Contact us to customize a special tour.




SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR:
TUMBESIAN REGION AND AQUATIC  BIRDS TOUR

This tour is for birders interested Tumbesian endemic birds and also in aquatic birds from fresh and saltwater environments.  Whale-watching is possible from July to September.


Our tour will visit to the following reserves (for more details click on each link):
Rio Palenque
Isla de la Plata
Rio Ayampe
Machalilla National Park- Aguas Blancas
Isla Corazon
Segua Marsh
Lalo Loor Reserve
Juananu Marsh
Cojimies Mangroves
Mache-Chindul Reserve

Day 1: Travel from Quito to Rio Palenque Reserve, biding in afternoon.
Day 2: Birding morning at Palenque and transport to Puerto Lopez.
Day 3: Birding Machalilla National Park (Aguas Blancas) and Rio Ayampe.
Day 4: Birding Ayampe Marsh and day tour to Isla de La Plata.
Day 5: Birding Isla Corazon and Segua Marsh, transport Cojimies.
Day 6: Birding Lalor Loor Reserve, Cojimies Mangroves.
Day 7: Birding Juananu Marsh and Mache-chindul reserve, transport to Quito.

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