Day 01.- Arrival in Quito.
We pick you up at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel Dann Carlton, situated in the modern center of town. In the evening there will be a briefing with the guide. While enjoying a welcome cocktail you will be informed about the detailed order of events for your trip.
Day 02.- Quito-Mindo Birdwatching tour in Mindo.Early departure to see birds on the Nono-Mindo road in the Andean Cloud forest. Afterwards we continue to Mindo town. Overnight at the Mindo Gardens Lodge. Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
Day 03.- Birdwatching in Mindo.Full day of birdwatching on different trails in the Mindo cloud forest. Overnight at the Mindo Gardens Lodge. B/L/D
Day 04.- Birdwatching in Choco Patche-Bellavista.Full day of birdwatching at the Choco Patche, which is located in the higher cloud forest. We spend the night at the Bellavista Lodge. From your window you can observe the many hummingbirds. B/L/D
Day 05.- Birdwatching in Bellavista.Today we will discover the cloud forest reserve of Bellavista. The 700 hectare area is the home of more than 320 species of birds, including Tanager-Finch, Giant Antpitta, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Plushcap, Beautiful Jay, White-faced Nunbird and Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan. Accommodation in the Bellavista Lodge. B/L/D
Day 06.- Birdwatching in Nono-Quito.We will watch birds on the Nono-Mindo road and try to spot some of the very shy species. Accommodation in the Hotel Dann Carlton in Quito. B/L/-
Day 07.- Quito-Kapawi Lodge.After breakfast we bring you to the airport in Quito. From here you will fly to the Amazonas rainforest. Accommodation in the Kapawi Lodge, close to the Pastaza River. B/L/D
Day 08/09/10.- Birdwatching in Kapawi Lodge and Reserve.Full days of bird watching in the rain forest. Accommodation in the Kapawi Lodge. B/L/D
Day 11.- Kapawi-Quito.Early in the morning you will go by canoe to Montalvo. From this small settlement of the Achuar Indians you will fly back to Quito. We pick you up from the airport and bring you to the Hotel Dann Carlton. B/L/-
Day 12.- Quito-Papallacta.Early morning drive to the Papallacta Pass (4.200 meters). Here we can watch montane and páramo species. After that we will drive to the Papallacta hot springs where you can relax and hopefully see the ice giant Antizana. Overnight at Thermas de Papallacta. B/L/D
Day 13.- Papallacta San Isidro Lodge.On the way from Papallacta to the eastern cloud forest of San Isidro you will have a chance to discover some interesting birds. In the afternoon we will watch birds in the area surrounding the San Isidro Lodge. B/L/D
Day 14.- San Isidro-Guacamayos-Quito.Today we will observe birds at the Guacamayos Ridge (lower Montane and Montane cloud forest). Drive back to Quito in the late afternoon. Hotel Dann Carlton. B/L/-
Day 15.- Transfer Out.On your last day in Ecuador we will bring you to the airport and say goodbye, hoping to welcome you another time here in the Middle of the World. B/-/-
B= Breakfast L= Lunch D=Dinner
Our Jungle Camps also serve as a base camp for researchers and scientists. The difficulty of access to the Amazonas area demands relatively long boat trips.