Skip to main content


East Slope And Amazon Of Ecuador Tour

12 days and 11 nights

The itineraries we offer are flexible and can be adapted to suit, both the time available to you and your preferences for the type of bird you would like to see.

DAY 1: Chakana Reserve - Antisana Ecological Reserve Today

Pick up in the morning and we visit the highlands of the Antisana Ecological Reserve where we´ll look for Andean Condors, Blackchested Buzzard-Eagle, Cinereous Harrier, Andean Ibis, Carunculated Caracara, Andean Gull, Giant Hummingbird, Andean Lapwing, Tawny Antpitta, Many-striped Canastero, Andean Tit-Spinetail, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Paramo Pipit, Blackwinged Ground-Dove and many other species from the Paramo ecosystem. Night at Guango Lodge.

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Lunch at Tambo Cóndor
  • Dinner at Guango Lodge.


DAY 2: Guango Lodge- Papallacta pass

After having breakfast in Guango, we drive to the Papallacta Pass area where we will search for White chinned Thistletail, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Purple-backed Thornbill, Red-crested Cotinga, Giant Conebill, Variable Hawk and others. In this area we will search for Spectacled Bear which is reliable because this ecosystem is above the tree line and much easier to spot them than in the dense cloud forest. After lunch we will continue birding and more spectacled bear hunting in the Papallacta area, we will search for Andean Pygmy-Owl, Crowned Chat-Tyrant, Crescent-faced Antpitta, Purple-backed Thornbill and Yellowbilled Pintails at the Papallacta Lagoon. Night at Guango Lodge.

  • Breakfast at Guango Lodge
  • Lunch at Pampallacta Hotel
  • Dinner at Guango Lodge.


DAY 3: Guango Lodge – San Isidro

In the morning you’ll have plenty to look out for target species include Torrent Duck, Andean Guan, many hummingbirds including Sword-billed, Greybreasted Mountain-Toucan, Dusky Piha, White-capped Dipper, Blue-backed Conebill, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager, Blackcapped Hemispingus, Plushcap, (Northern) Mountain Cacique, Pale-naped and Slaty Brush-Finches. If you didn’t see your target species at Papallacta the day before, then you may try again today. Targets in this area include Rufousbellied Seedsnipe, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Viridian Metaltail, Andean Tit-Spinetail, Many-striped Canastero, Whitechinned Thistletail, Tawny Antpitta, Red-crested Cotinga, Giant Conebill, Golden-crowned Tanager, Masked Mountain-Tanager, Black-chested Mountain-Tanager and Black-backed Bush-Tanager. Night at San Isidro Lodge.

  • Breakfast and lunch at Guango Lodge
  • Dinner at San Isidro Lodge.


Day 4: San Isidro Lodge

Today we’ll have breakfast at San Isidro Lodge and start time at San Isidro Target species in the San Isidro area include Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Wattled Guan, Rufous-banded Owl, another chance for Andean Potoo, Rufous-bellied Nighthawk, Oilbird, Crested and Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Andean (Highland) Motmot, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Powerful Woodpecker, Streak-headed (Long-tailed) Antbird, Chestnutcrowned Antpitta, White-bellied Antpitta, Slate-crowned Antpitta, Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher, Barred Becard, Black-billed Peppershrike, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Flame-faced Tanager, White-capped Tanager and Subtropical Cacique. Mammals we will look out for include Black Agouti, possible Mountain Tapir, Kinkajou and
the very rare Giant Anteater. Night at San Isidro Lodge.

Note: At night we have a chance of seeing the San Isidro Owl, which is a high elevation form of Black-banded Owl
and possibly a new species or subspecies. They often sit in the lodge grounds and are normally fairly easy to find.
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at San Isidro.

pdfRead full itinerary

Tour included

  • Transportation and driver from the first day and last day of the tour.
  • 3 daily meals during of the tour.
  • Private bilingual birding guide during all the tour.
  • Lodging in the different Lodges and hotels
  • Ticket Flight Coca to Quito
  • VAT taxes.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinner first day and the last day.

Species you could observe

  • Andean Ibis
  • Giant Hummingbird
  • Ecuadorian Hillstar
  • Andean Pygmyowl
  • Crescent - faced Antpita
  • Torent Duck
  • Coppery- chested Jacamar
  • Ochre-breasted Antpita
  • Harpy Eagle Nest
  • Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper
  • Red -throated Caracara
  • Hoatzin, Black - banded Crake, among other

Comfortable and Safe Accommodation

Bilingual Bird Guide

Food (3 Daily Meals)

Transfer to the Different Destinations

Transfer from Airport to Hotel & back

Private Transportation