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An Andean Cock of the Rock a bird with a tomato chest and head, round black eye with orange circle, and black wings with little white perches by a mossy branch

4-day Cloud Forest Tour

US$545 per person

Embark on an unforgettable birdwatching experience in the heart of Ecuador’s cloud forest. Over four days, discover the incredible bird species at Refugio Paz de las Aves and explore the Montaña del Tucán and Tucanet reserves. With expert bird guides and exclusive access to prime birdwatching spots, this tour is perfect for nature lovers. Book now and experience something truly unique in the best birding lodges in Mindo!

Day 1:

  • 2:00 pm: Arrival and check-in.
  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Walk along the Cock of the Rock trail to spot tanagers, quetzals, and the iconic Andean Cock of the Rock.
  • 6:30 pm: Traditional local dinner and meet the Paz family, including the renowned bird guide Angel Paz.

Day 2:

  • 5:50 am – 7:00 am: Morning observation of the Andean Cock of the Rock at the lek.
  • 7:30 am: Ecuadorian breakfast with fruit, bolón de verde, empanada de viento, and coffee.
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Observation of Antpittas, tanagers, quetzales, and other bird species.
  • 1:30 pm: Homemade lunch.
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Afternoon observation of fruit-eating birds and guans.
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner.
  • 8:00 pm: Night walk with Angel Paz to observe owls and frogs, including the Colombian Screech-owl.

Day 3:

  • 6:30 am: Observation of birds feeding on moths.
  • 8:00 am: Breakfast.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Visit to the Montaña del Tucán reserve to see the spectacular Andean Toucan.
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Visit to the Tucanet reserve to observe the Aracari Toucan and the Yellow-throated Toucan.
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner.
  • 8:00 pm: Second night walk to observe owls and frogs.

Day 4:

  • 7:00 am: Early breakfast.
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Excursion to observe the Ocellated Tapaculo.
  • 12:00 pm: Farewell lunch.
  • 1:00 pm: Check-out.

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Don’t miss the chance to experience the best birdwatching in Mindo at Refugio Paz de las Aves. Now with the addition of two more reserves, the tour price is $545, reflecting the added value of these exclusive excursions. Reserve your spot today and connect with nature in the birding paradise of Mindo! Explore the best birding Ecuador has to offer with our bird watching tours in Mindo and discover the diverse birds of Ecuador.

William SharkeyWords cannot properly describe how beautiful this place is
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A highlight of our June 2022 trip - great experience with his family and Angel. Birds and habitat - throw in a fun breakfast and coffee - interrupted by Toucan Barbette visit to the feeders. Plate billed Mountain Toucan seen in the forest along the ant pitta route. Many other highlights. Join me in supporting their Go Fund Me efforts to maintain this great resource.

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