ECUADOR: 19 Days Birding or Photography - Central Ecuador including 5 Days Amazon
With an impressive 1600+ bird species Ecuador is internationally known as one of the ultimate birding destinations. The country straddles the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m lies Quito, the capital, from where our trip will both commence and end.
Birding: Our specialist bird guides have years of experience to make this an unforgettable birding trip,
Photography: Our Specialist Birding Photography focused trip in Ecuador includes:
- a highly recommended, experienced and knowledgeable local
photographer and bird guide to guide you through photography
challenges like backlit forest canopies and the low light forest floor
- four unique photographic insect & fruit photography hides/blinds
- hummingbird remote flash photography training
- macro photography training
- close-up photographic encounters
- incredible landscape photographic opportunities
Multiple visits to Ecuador is needed to explore all of it's diverse habitats. On this extended trip compared to the 15 day trip we will have more time at several key areas, additional destinations have been added as well. The focus is still on Central Ecuador Cloud Forests, the Andes and the Amazon Rain Forest. You will be introduced to some of the enigmatic and well sought-after species at close quarters.
"What a wonderful tour, very well organised, extremely knowledgeable and helpful guides, comfortable accommodation, great food and a spectacular 459 lifers. We had such fun!! Thank you Casper and your team, the tour exceeded our wildest dreams." - Trygve & Anne Hvidsten, September 2021
"Back from a magical 18 day Ecuador Birding Tour organised & facilitated by Birding & Wildlife Safaris – the trip of a lifetime! There were too many wonderful highlights to list but watching Andean Condors soaring above us & then swooping down to their nest site was spectacular. The humming bird feeders provided incredible viewing for hours at a time with great opportunities to get to see such a variety up close – from the Giant & Sword-billed Hummingbirds through to the little Booted Racquet-tail & tiny White-bellied Woodstar. We were incredibly lucky with Antpittas too – the most special sighting of which was a female Giant Antpitta feeding her two chicks in the nest at Angel Paz. Angel Paz was also where we saw the beautiful Andean Cock of the Rock display. Many happy and great memories of a truly fantastic trip." - Hugh & Julie Marshall, March/April 2022,
Itinerary tab directly below, next to the gallery tab
Birding in Ecuador is not seasonal and is excellent all year round.
Please inquire for rates
Included: Transfers to and from airport, specialized photography guide, all meals, all accommodation, entrance fees to reserves and national parks, transport, bird list
Excluded: International flights, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, travel and medical insurance, laundry or any other additional services, tips.