Full Day Tour 2 Days Tour 3 Days Tour  4 Days Tour 5 Days Tour
Day 1 * Tandayapa Bird Lodge Zuro Loma / Tandayapa Bird Lodge Zuro Loma / Tandayapa Bird Lodge Zuro Loma / Tandayapa Bird Lodge Zuro Loma / Tandayapa Bird Lodge
Day 2 * Tandayapa Bird Lodge Bird Watcher House/ San Tadeo Bird Watcher House/ San Tadeo Bird Watcher House/ San Tadeo
Day 3 * Tandayapa Bird Lodge * Tandayapa Bird Lodge * Tandayapa Bird Lodge
Day 4 Refugio Paz * Mashpi Amagusa / Tandayapa Bird lodge
Day 5 Refugio Paz

*Days when Multiflash will be used.

Our tours are private, not shared.
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Prices are based on the number of people per group.
Our rates are in U.S. Dollars.

Rates 2022
Full Day Tour 2 Days Tour 3 Days Tour 4 Days Tour 5 Days Tour
1 PAX  $      640   $   1.500   $   2.275   $   3.100   $   3.890 
2 PAX  $      355   $      880   $   1.380   $   2.000   $   2.250 
3 PAX  $      330   $      860   $   1.320   $   1.900   $   2.200 
4 PAX  $      280   $      780   $   1.250   $   1.750   $   1.900 
5 PAX  $      280   $      780   $   1.250   $   1.750   $   1.900 
S/S  $              $       80   $      100   $      120   $      200 

Our rates include:

• Transportation with a full time, licensed driver.
• Transfers between Quito and Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
• Bilingual, professional PHOTO GUIDE.
• Multiflash equipment.
• Meals, from lunch on the first day to lunch on the final day.
• Lodging at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, for tours longer than 1 day.
• Entrance fees to all of the reserves specified in the itinerary.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY Packages

 

OPTION 1: Full Day Photography Package

Sites Covered: Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Altitudes Covered: 5740ft (1750m).
Habitats Covered: Moist Subtropical Cloud Forest.
Meals Included: Lunch at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Pick up Time from Quito: 06:00am from a Quito hotel*
Drop off Time back in Quito: 6:00pm to a Quito hotel*

*The Quito hotel nights are NOT uncluded in these packages.

After pick up in Quito you wil be driven directly to Tandayapa Bird Lodge, a world famous birding lodge, known for its handsome collection of hummingbirds at their balcony feeders, where species like Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail and Purple-throated Woodstar regulary visit in numbers. The lodge is a joy for birders and also people who like to take good bird photographs of these birds also. There are often a dozen species of hummingbird present and hundreds of individuals. We will guide you through multiflash techniques to get the very best flight photos of these hummingbirds. There are also fruit feeders at this cloudforest lodge too, with an assortment of tanagers that and are sometimes joined by toucans or motmots too! A traditional Ecuadorian meal will be provided for lunch by the lodge’s resident chef, and accomanied by a tasty Andean soup and fresh, tropical fruit juice. In the mid afternoon (around 4pm) you will depart for Quito, arriving at around 6pm.

 

OPTION 2: 2 Days/1 Night Photography Package

Sites Covered: Zuro Loma and Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Altitudes Covered: 5740ft-10,040ft (1750m-3400m).
Habitats Covered: Cold, Wet Temperate Cloud Forest & Cool, Moist Subtropical Cloud Forest; (these hold different birds from each other).
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner on day 1 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Breakfast and Lunch on day 2 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Pick up Time from Quito: 06:00am from a Quito hotel*
Drop off Time back in Quito (at the end of day 2): 6:00pm to a Quito hotel*

*The Quito hotel nights are NOT uncluded in these packages.

Day 1: Zuro Loma & Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

After pick up in Quito you wil be driven directly to Zuro Loma, a small private reserve with feeders just outside of Quito. There you will have the chance to photograph hummingbirds on beautiful branches beside the feeders, like Sword-billed Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Sapphire-vented Puffleg and Collared Inca. In addition to that, they have forest feeding stations, where Chestnut-naped and Equatorial Antpittas are regular and sometimes too a gorgeous male Barred Fruiteater comes in too. All of these species are not possible at Tandayapa later on this tour! By late morning, we will depart for our next destination, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, arirving in time for a wonderful meal there for lunch. The afternoon will see us start with our photography sessions of the local hummingbirds and tanagers there. Night and Dinner will be at the lodge too.

Day 2: Tandayapa Bird Lodge to Quito.

Tandayapa Bird Lodge is a world famous birding lodge, known for its handsome collection of hummingbirds at their balcony feeders, where species like Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail and Purple-throated Woodstar regulary visit in numbers. The lodge is a joy for birders and also people who like to take good bird photographs of these birds also. There are often a dozen species of hummingbird present and hundreds of individuals. We will guide you through multiflash techniques to get the very best flight photos of these hummingbirds. There are also fruit feeders at this cloudforest lodge too, with an assortment of tanagers that are sometimes joined by toucans or motmots too! A traditional Ecuadorian meal will be provided for breakfast and lunch by the lodge’s resident chef, and accompanied by fresh, tropical fruit juices. In the mid afternoon you will depart for Quito (around 4pm), arriving at around 6pm.

 

OPTION 3: 3 Days/2 Nights Photography Package

Sites Covered: Zuro Loma, Birdwatcher’s House and Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Altitudes Covered: 1640ft-11,155ft (500m-3400m).
Habitats Covered: Cold, Wet Temperate Cloud Forest & Cool and Moist Subtropical Cloud Forest, and Warm.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner on day 1 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge; Breakfast and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on day 2, with a Boxed Lunch taken in the field on this day also at a nearby feeder site. Breakfast and Lunch on day 3 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.
Pick up Time from Quito: 6:00am from a Quito hotel*
Drop off Time back in Quito (at the end of day 3): 6:00pm to a Quito hotel*

*The Quito hotel nights are NOT uncluded in these packages.

Day 1: Zuro Loma & Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

After pick up in Quito you wil be driven directly to Zuro Loma, a small private reserve with feeders just outside of Quito. There you will have the chance to photograph hummingbirds on beautiful branches beside the feeders, like Sword-billed Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Sapphire-vented Puffleg and Collared Inca. In addition to that, they have forest feeding stations, where Chestnut-naped and Equatorial Antpittas are regular and sometimes too a gorgeous male Barred Fruiteater comes in too. All of these species are not possible at Tandayapa later on this tour! By late morning, we will depart for our next destination, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, arirving in time for a wonderful meal there for lunch. The afternoon will see us start with our photography sessions of the local hummingbirds and tanagers there. Night and Dinner will be at the lodge too.

Day 2: Birdwatcher’s House & surrounds.

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive a short distance uphill to Birdwatcher’s House, a fantastic reserve where the feeders draw photographers from across the globe to photograph a variety of tanagers, like Flame-faced and Golden Tanagers and Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, as well as for the chance of photographing the local Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, here at the most reliable place to do so. Other birds could also include Toucan Barbet as well as a rich range of hummingbirds, including some species only likely there on this tour, like Gorgeted Sunangel and the gorgeous Velvet-urple Coronet. We will take a boxed lunch from the lodge, to allow us to move from there to another bnearby feeder site to photograph yet more Technicolor tanagers and more! Dinner and Night wil be at Tandayapa Bird Lodge again, where we might get a night visit from a Kinkajou or an olingo.

Day 3: Tandayapa Bird Lodge to Quito.

Tandayapa Bird Lodge is a world famous birding lodge, known for its handsome collection of hummingbirds at their balcony feeders, where species like Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail and Purple-throated Woodstar regulary visit in numbers. The lodge is a joy for birders and also people who like to take good bird photographs of these birds also. There are often a dozen species of hummingbird present and hundreds of individuals. We will guide you through multiflash techniques to get the very best flight photos of these hummingbirds. There are also fruit feeders at this cloudforest lodge too, with an assortment of tanagers that are sometimes joined by toucans or motmots too! A traditional Ecuadorian meal will be provided for breakfast and lunch by the lodge’s resident chef, and accompanied by fresh, tropical fruit juices. In the mid afternoon (around 4pm) you will depart for Quito, arriving at around 6pm.

 

OPTION 4: 4 Days/3 Nights Photography Package

Sites Covered: Zuro Loma, Birdwatcher’s House, Tandayapa Bird Lodge and Refugio Paz de las Aves.
Altitudes Covered: 1640ft-11,155ft (500m-3400m).
Habitats Covered: Cold, Wet Temperate Cloud Forest & Cool and Moist Subtropical Cloud Forest, and Warm.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner on day 1 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge; Breakfast and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on day 2, with a Boxed Lunch taken in the field on this day also at a nearby feeder site. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on day 3 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge; Breakfast and Lunch at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on day 4 (there will also be a mid-morning brunch provied at Paz de las Aves too on day 4).
Pick up Time from Quito: 6:00am from a Quito hotel*
Drop off Time back in Quito (at the end of day 4): 6:00pm to a Quito hotel*

*The Quito hotel nights are NOT uncluded in these packages.

Day 1: Zuro Loma & Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

After pick up in Quito you wil be driven directly to Zuro Loma, a small private reserve with feeders just outside of Quito. There you will have the chance to photograph hummingbirds on beautiful branches beside the feeders, like Sword-billed Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Sapphire-vented Puffleg and Collared Inca. In addition to that, they have forest feeding stations, where Chestnut-naped and Equatorial Antpittas are regular and sometimes too a gorgeous male Barred Fruiteater comes in too. All of these species are not possible at Tandayapa later on this tour! By late morning, we will depart for our next destination, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, arirving in time for a wonderful meal there for lunch. The afternoon will see us start with our photography sessions of the local hummingbirds and tanagers there. Night and Dinner will be at the lodge too.

Day 2: Birdwatcher’s House & surrounds.

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive a short distance uphill to Birdwatcher’s House, a fantastic reserve where the feeders draw photographers from across the globe to photograph a variety of tanagers, like Flame-faced and Golden Tanagers and Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, as well as for the chance of photographing the local Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, here at the most reliable place to do so. Other birds could also include Toucan Barbet as well as a rich range of hummingbirds, including some species only likely there on this tour, like Gorgeted Sunangel and the gorgeous Velvet-urple Coronet. We will take a boxed lunch from the lodge, to allow us to move from there to another bnearby feeder site to photograph yet more Technicolor tanagers and more! Dinner and Night wil be at Tandayapa Bird Lodge again, where we might get a night visit from a Kinkajou or an olingo.

Day 3: Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Tandayapa Bird Lodge is a world famous birding lodge, known for its handsome collection of hummingbirds at their balcony feeders, where species like Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail and Purple-throated Woodstar regulary visit in numbers. The lodge is a joy for birders and also people who like to take good bird photographs of these birds also. There are often a dozen species of hummingbird present and hundreds of individuals. We will guide you through multiflash techniques to get the very best flight photos of these hummingbirds. There are also fruit feeders at this cloudforest lodge too, with an assortment of tanagers that are sometimes joined by toucans or motmots too! A traditional Ecuadorian meal will be provided for breakfast and lunch by the lodge’s resident chef, and accompanied by fresh, tropical fruit juices. Night and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Day 4: Refugio Paz de las Aves to Quito.

This unique cloudforest reserve will offer something both special and different from the cloudforests covered earlier. The reserve and its owners have various features of interest to photographers. They have managed to habituate some shy wild birds, and provide good opportunities to photograph these. Much of the morning will be spent there, before returning to Tandayapa for packing up, some final shots, and to depart to Quito. The day will start at the cock-of-the-rock blind where these shocking scarlet birds often display just after dawn. Following that, one of the local guides will lead us to some forest feeding areas, to try and photograph species like Giant, Yellow-breasted and Ochre-breasted Antpittas and Dark-backed Wood-Quail. There are also superb feeders on site, which regularly attract species like Toucan Barbet, Black-capped and Flame-faced Tanagers and sometimes too Black-chinned Mountain-Tanagers. Breakfast will be taken at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, and the visit to Paz de las Aves includes a mid-morning heart brunch too. A late Lunch will be taken at Tandayapa before departure. We will depart around 4pm, arriving in Quito at around 6pm.

 

OPTION 5: 5 Days/4 Nights Photography Package

Sites Covered: Zuro Loma, Birdwatcher’s House, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Mashpi Amagusa, and Refugio Paz de las Aves.
Altitudes Covered: 1640ft-11,155ft (500m-3400m).
Habitats Covered: Cold, Wet Temperate Cloud Forest & Cool and Moist Subtropical Cloud Forest, and Warm.
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner on day 1 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge; Breakfast and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on day 2, with a Boxed Lunch taken in the field on this day also at a nearby feeder site. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on day 3 at Tandayapa Bird Lodge; Breakfast and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on day 4, Lunch will be a Boxed Lunch on site at Mashpi; Breakfast and Lunch is at Tandayapa on day 5, (there will also be a mid-morning brunch provied at Paz de las Aves too on day 5).
Pick up Time from Quito: 6:00am from a Quito hotel*
Drop off Time back in Quito (at the end of day 5): 6:00pm to a Quito hotel*

*The Quito hotel nights are NOT uncluded in these packages.

Day 1: Zuro Loma & Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

After pick up in Quito you wil be driven directly to Zuro Loma, a small private reserve with feeders just outside of Quito. There you will have the chance to photograph hummingbirds on beautiful branches beside the feeders, like Sword-billed Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Sapphire-vented Puffleg and Collared Inca. In addition to that, they have forest feeding stations, where Chestnut-naped and Equatorial Antpittas are regular and sometimes too a gorgeous male Barred Fruiteater comes in too. All of these species are not possible at Tandayapa later on this tour! By late morning, we will depart for our next destination, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, arirving in time for a wonderful meal there for lunch. The afternoon will see us start with our photography sessions of the local hummingbirds and tanagers there. Night and Dinner will be at the lodge too.

Day 2: Birdwatcher’s House & surrounds.

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive a short distance uphill to Birdwatcher’s House, a fantastic reserve where the feeders draw photographers from across the globe to photograph a variety of tanagers, like Flame-faced and Golden Tanagers and Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, as well as for the chance of photographing the local Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, here at the most reliable place to do so. Other birds could also include Toucan Barbet as well as a rich range of hummingbirds, including Gorgeted Sunangel and the gorgeous Velvet-urple Coronet. We will take a boxed lunch from the lodge, to allow us to move from there to another bnearby feeder site to photograph yet more Technicolor tanagers and more! Dinner and Night wil be at Tandayapa Bird Lodge again, where we might get a night visit from a Kinkajou or an olingo.

Day 3: Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Tandayapa Bird Lodge is a world famous birding lodge, known for its handsome collection of hummingbirds at their balcony feeders, where species like Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail and Purple-throated Woodstar regulary visit in numbers. The lodge is a joy for birders and also people who like to take good bird photographs of these birds also. There are often a dozen species of hummingbird present and hundreds of individuals. We will guide you through multiflash techniques to get the very best flight photos of these hummingbirds. There are also fruit feeders at this cloudforest lodge too, with an assortment of tanagers that are sometimes joined by toucans or motmots too! A traditional Ecuadorian meal will be provided for breakfast and lunch by the lodge’s resident chef, and accompanied by fresh, tropical fruit juices. Night and Dinner at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Day 4: Mashpi Amagusa.

The day will be spent at a very special place about a 90 minute drive from Tandayapa. In the rich, wet subtropical cldouforess lies the reserve of Amagusa, near the birding area of Mashpi. The reserve comes with feeders and bananas, which offer up some spectacular birds only possible by visiting this place. Some of the exciting birds we may photograph on this day include the fabulous Glistening-green Tanager, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Moss-backed Tanager, as well as Rose-faced Parrot. The hummingbird photo opps on site are also good with Green Thorntails, Brown Incas, and Empress Brilliants all regulars on site. Breakfast will be taken at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, lunch will be a Boxed Lunch on site by the feeders at Mashpi, and Dinner and the night will be take at Tandayapa again.

Day 5: Refugio Paz de las Aves to Quito.

This unique cloudforest reserve will offer something both special and different from the cloudforests covered earlier. The reserve and its owners have various features of interest to photographers. They have managed to habituate some shy wild birds, and provide good opportunities to photograph these. Much of the morning will be spent there, before returning to Tandayapa for packing up, some final shots, and to depart to Quito. The day will start at the cock-of-the-rock blind where these shocking scarlet birds often display just after dawn. Following that, one of the local guides will lead us to some forest feeding areas, to try and photograph species like Giant, Yellow-breasted and Ochre-breasted Antpittas and Dark-backed Wood-Quail. There are also superb feeders on site, which regularly attract species like Toucan Barbet, Black-capped and Flame-faced Tanagers and sometimes too Black-chinned Mountain-Tanagers. Breakfast will be taken at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, and the visit to Paz de las Aves includes a mid-morning heart brunch too. A late Lunch will be taken at Tandayapa before departure. We will depart around 4pm, arriving in Quito at around 6pm.