13 Days / 12 Nights
Ecuador is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, in fact it is the most biologically diverse country on the planet, relative to its size.
The numbers are truly spectacular and speak for themselves: around 1,600 species of birds, 4,500 species of butterflies, 405 species of reptiles, 440 species of amphibians and 382 species of mammals among others… Ecuadorian flora reach 20,000 species of vascular plants which account for 1.6% of all known species in the planet, over 2,500 species of terrestrial vertebrates which account 11.5% of total worldwide, 11.5% of which are endemic species, meaning that it can only be found in this part of the world. With such a huge wildlife variety, within a small size country, it is not surprising Ecuador has been considered by the United Nations Environment Program, as one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the planet.
13 Days / 12 Nights (August – 2020)
The following itinerary will take you to some of the best natural spaces and reserves in Ecuador for wildlife watching, where we’ll try to observe the widest range and number of species.
We’ll head into the countries mist shrouded Cloud Forest’s to observe Toucans, Toucanets, Barbets, Tanagers, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Antpitas, Jacamars, Motmots, Woodpeckers…, We’ll then explore the Andean mountains and volcanic valleys (with good chances of sighting Andean Condor, the colourful Andean Cock of the rock and more…) and the Amazon Rainforest (Guacamayos, Parrots, Hawks, Kingfishers, Sloths, Tapir, Monkeys, Giant otter…) We hope to see many of these species and much more!!