Southern Trip Jocotoco Reserves

Ce voyage vous emmènera dans la région la plus célèbre du monde pour l'observation des oiseaux. Cet itinéraire bien pensé comprend certains de nos lodges préférés dans un mélange de régions des deux côtés des Andes, afin que vous puissiez découvrir la faune incroyable, les paysages spectaculaires et les oiseaux de l'Équateur. Vous êtes susceptible de trouver plus de 400 espèces d'oiseaux au cours de ce voyage !



Duration of tour: 9 DAYS AND 8 NIGHTS

Heure de départ de la visite : 5h30

Dates de la tournée : SOUS DEMANDE


Jour 01
Arrivée à Quito

Arrival to International airport in Quito where we will receive you and take you to Hotel Quito. Dinner and lodging.

Jour 02
De Quito à Vilcambamba - Tapichalaca

Leave from Quito in the morning. Arrive to Loja – Catamayo airport. We will be met at the airport by the driver and start the tour. This morning we will go to Cajanuma (Podocarpus National Park). We will try for Antpittas such as the Undulated Antpitta, Chesnut-naped Antpitta and Rufous Antpitta. We will leave for the Tapichalaca reserve. Depending on the weather, we will keep birding in the surroundings of the Lodge after arrival. Our first impression will be the presence of many Hummingbirds by the feeders: Among these Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Collared Inca, Little Sunangel, Long–tailed Sylph. Nuitée: Casa Simpson – Tapichalaca.

Jour 03
Réserve de Tapichalaca

Today we will visit Tapichalaca Reserve of the Jocotoco Foundation, which was established in 1998 to protect the habitat of the Jocotoco Antpitta, a species whose total known population has remained at about twelve pairs since they were discovered at Cerro Tapichalaca by Dr. Robert Ridgely in 1997. We will spend a full day birding the trails of Tapichalaca reserve, starting with the Jocotoco Antpitta worm feeder. Apart from the Jocotocos we have the chance to see other interesting birds such as Chestnut-naped Antpitta, Orange-banded Flycatcher, White-throated Quail-dove, White-capped Tanager. Nuitée: Casa Simpson – Tapichalaca.

Jour 04
Tapichalaca - Réserve de Jorupe

Today we will have a long drive to Macará, birding along the way through the road to see some interesting birds of this Tumbesian area like the Elegant Crescentchest, Loja Hummingbird. Parrot-billed Seedeater, Drab Seedeater, Tumbes Sparrow. In route we will want to bird the amazing forest at our Utuana reserve. Among the giant Ceiba trees we may see White-headed Brush-Finch, Tumbes Hummingbird and Baird’s Flycatcher. We will serve our box lunches on road. Nuitée: à Urraca Lodge dans la réserve de Jorupe.

Jour 05

During this day, we will walk around the Jorupe reserve spending all day birding around the deciduous forest in the Tumbesian region of southwest Ecuador where we hope to find Tumbesian endemics such as Blackish-headed Spinetail, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Slaty Becard, Loja Tyranulet, Watkins Antpitta and Western Peruvian Screech Owl. Nuitée à Urraca Lodge.

Jour 06
Jorupe - Buenaventura

Very early in the morning we can walk around the gardens and the entrance route to some more birds in Jorupe reserve. After breakfast, we drive North to the Umbrellabird Lodge in the Buenaventura reserve of the Jocotoco Foundation. We will take a packed lunch and bird along the way. Nuitée à Umbrellabird Lodge.

Jour 07

The reserve’s flagship species are the El Oro Parakeet and the El Oro Tapaculo. It is also home to species from both the Choco and Tumbesian regions, including Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Ochre-bellied Dove, Grey-backed Hawk, Pacific Royal Flycatcher and Ochraceous Attila. Close to the research station is a lek of the threatened Long-wattled Umbrellabird. Different types of feeders are placed near the lodge for birds and mammals where a diversity of Hummingbirds, Tanagers and Toucans can be seen alongside Coaties. Overnight at Umbrellabird Lodge.

Jour 08
Buenaventura – Manglares churute reserve

Very early in the morning we will serve our breakfast and leave to Manglares Churute reserve. This area offers an interesting mix of lagoons, mangroves, and semi humid forest, unlike anything else we see on the tour. It’s the best place in Ecuador to find the threatened “Pacific” Royal-Flycatcher along with other species including Jet Antbird, Orange-crowned Euphonia, and Common (Mangrove) Black-Hawk, Superciliated Wren, Ecuadorian Trogon, and with luck should find some Horned Screamers. Later we continue to Guayaquil city to have dinner and accommodation.

Jour 09
Revenir à la maison

Selon l'horaire de votre vol, vous avez votre transfert à l'aéroport de Guayaquil. Fin des services.

  • Hébergement dans des hôtels/loges confortables
  • Tous les repas comme indiqué
  • Tous les transports terrestres
  • Local flights
  • Transfert à l'aéroport
  • Droits d'entrée
  • Billets d'avion internationaux
  • Taxe de départ de l'aéroport (si nécessaire)
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, extra drinks and snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Pourboires

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DIFFICULTY: Moderate. Most of the walking is fairly easy, but there are three moderately difficult hikes: The short but steep walk to the Umbrellabird lek, the slippery walk to the Jocotoco Antpitta feeding station.

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