Full-Day Private Birding Tour in La Paz Refuge & Alambi Hummingbird Sanctuary
With 1690 registered bird species of which 124 are hummingbirds Ecuador is a paradise for nature lovers, exotic birds, and birdwatching. Discover rock birds, antpittas, toucans, woodpeckers, lek and many other species in your own cloud forest near Mindo in the Andes. So prepare your list of birds, your binoculars and your camera that you will have an unforgettable experience.Itinerary
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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge, Between Nanegalito and Mindo at Km. 66, Mindo Ecuador
Ecuador is considered one of the wonders of the natural world with a high percentage of endemism in birds.Depart early in the morning by heading to the North west of the city to a private cloud forest located between Nanegalito and the road to Mindo. This área of primary and secondary recovering cloud forest has multiple side trails where our birding naturalist guide will take you to see the most amazing bird show in the wild. You can see birds that would be almost impossible to see in the wild only 5 ft away! They have trained the Giant Antpitta (called Maria), the Mustached Antpitta, the Yellow-breasted Antpitta to eat worms. Also, there is a lek that has been performing since 2005 with the beautiful Cock-of-the-rock. There are also fruit feeders that are frequently visited by the Sickle-winged Guan, the Crimson-rumped Toucanet, the colorful Tucan Barbet, the elusive Olivaeous Piha, the Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager and the Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager. After this bird refuge, we will visit the hummingbird Garden. There are humming bird feeders where it is possible to see the Velvet-purple Coronet, the Violet-tailed Sylph, the Purple-bibbed Whitetip, the Brown Inca, and the Booted Racket-tai and much more if we are lucky( up to 22 hummingbird species)
Duration: 4 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up / drop off in all hotels located in Quito. Outside of the city has extra charge
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.