Paz de las Aves is your destination for the day, a bird refuge in the Mindo cloud forest. A private guide accompanies you from Quito while a specialist points out bird species such as the antpitta, toucan barbet, blue-winged tanager, and the cock-of-the-rock plus dozens of hummingbirds at the Alambi Cloud Forest Reserve. This personalized service include breakfast, private hotel transport, and admission fees.
Day trip to Paz de las Aves bird refuge and Alambi Cloud Forest Reserve
Guide shares information on Ecuadorian birdlife
Personalized service includes flexibility for your private party
Pickup and drop-off by private vehicle from all Quito hotels
This was a first-of-its-kind birding tour for us. Our driver/guide was very punctual (4:30 am pick-up at our Quito hotel), friendly, and helpful. At Refugio Paz de las Aves, we saw many cocks of the rock putting on a brilliant morning display. The owners also called up several antpittas. Along the way we also saw a pygmy owl and a night jar. At the owners' home, we were treated to a home-cooked breakfast as we watched many colorful birds (toucanettes, tanagers, hummingbirds, etc.) feeding on the fruits placed for our maximum viewing pleasure. After Paz de las Aves, we visited another small refuge, where myriad hummingbirds and several other species were feeding. It was a wonderful day for us as beginning birders.