Ecuador: A Week in Paradise

March 17 – 25, 2024

From: Quito, Ecuador

Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $3,999
Double occupancy. Single supplement: $400

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Ecuador is full of incredible birding areas but Mindo is the most famous of them all. On this tour, we’ll spend a week visiting all of the amazing birding locations in this region of Ecuador. Some of our stops will include Silanche, Milpe, Mashpi, Long-wattled Umbrellabird Reserve, and Refugio Paz de las Aves where Angel Paz will feed his famous antpittas. The list of highlight species on this tour is long but some of the top species might include Barred Fruiteater, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Andean Cock-of-the Rock, Giant and Moustached Antpittas, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Rufous-winged, Blue-whiskered, Scarlet-browed, Gray-and-gold, Moss-backed, Glistening-green, Rufous-throated, Beryl-spangled, and Tawny-crested Tanagers, Club-winged and Golden-winged Manakins, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, and much more!

At the end of the tour we’ll also have a day to visit Antisana National Park to see the high elevation species that call the park home as well as time to explore Quito! Highlights at Antisana include Giant Hummingbird, Andean Condor, Andean Ibis, Paramo Pipit, Black-winged Ground-Dove, and Ecuadorian Hillstar.

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Donation to Toledo Naturalists’ Association

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

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