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BIRD WATCHING MINDO

BIRD WATCHING MINDO

 

Day 1 – QUITO – COCK OF THE ROCK – ALAMBI - MINDO – QUITO


This fascinating day will be start at 5:00 am from your centrally hotel in Quito. You will be taking into the private reserve “Andean Cock of the Rock”. This magnificent bird is possible to be spotting in this private farm. This bird is one of the most popular birds in the cloud forests. This specie is making out by its fan-shaped crest and brilliant orange plumage, both the female and the male have this characteristic. The males spend a lot of time exhibiting in leks, they jump up and down on particular branches and emit guttural sounds as a songster. Its name came from the way of living because they like to inhabit on rocks. you cannot often see them far away from their leks and they feed on fruit trees.
Other species of bird will be possible to observe on this tour such as Antpittas, Tanagers, Toucans, Hummingbirds, red-headed barbet, among other species. 
After bird-watching, you will walk to the farm house for having a country breakfast. 
Next adventure will be to visit the city of Mindo. It is a popular destination for people who love nature and outdoor sports. You will do hiking to the waterfall. After this recreation, it is time to have the lunch in a well-suggested restaurant of this town. 
After a delicious lunch, you will go to the Alambi reserve. Hummingbirds are the principal reason so that lovers of this super-natural birds attending to this site. This reserve is like a gas-station for them since they can get nectar on feeders, which have been set up by the owner of the farm. In addition, you will get magnificent remembrances in your camera, recording an slow-motion video that one may you will immortalize those moments forever.
Back to Quito and drop-off in your hotel. 
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

 

This day tour includes: 
•    An English-speaking naturalist guide 
•    Private transportation
•    Admissions to Cock of the Rock and Alambi reserve
•    Breakfast and lunch 

This day tour does not include: 
•    Accommodation
•    Travel insurance
•    Tips
•    Optional activities
•    Services not mentioned

Additional info: 

Walking level is medium
Minimum age is 12-year old
Vegetarian passengers are welcome, please advise at time of booking. 

Departure: 5:00 am 
Duration: 8/9 hours (approx.)

 

What to bring?
T-shirts or comfortable blouses/shirts (long sleeved shirts for hikes), sweater or fleece for the evenings, wind and/or rain jacket, quick drying pants / trousers (no jeans), lightweight socks, change of clothes, sunhat and sunscreen, rain poncho, camera, binoculars recommended, water bottle for hikes, small day pack for hikes, plastic bags to protect camera, etc., hiking shoes / boots. 
Few mosquitoes are present in this tour. Bring a little of repellant. No malaria, yellow fever or other tropical diseases can be contracted in this area.

 

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