BIRDWATCHING TOURS WITH EASIER WALKING TRAILS


Would you like to see the mainland of Ecuador, but without too much exertion? This relaxed birding package is specially designed for the senior traveler, or those who do not prefer to involve long or strenuous walks.

The Magic Birding Circuit Senior Tours are all-inclusive, including airport transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations with easy accessibility, meals, without long or strenuous walks, ½ day guided tours with specialized English speaking bird guide - afternoons at leisure for relaxing or exploring on own, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality services.

13 Night/14 Day - Magic Circuit Senior Pre-scheduled Tour - East & West Andes Slope

PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2018
August 11 - 24,
September 11 - 24,
October 11 - 24,
November 11 - 24,
 December 11 - 24


PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2019
January 11 - 24,
February 11 - 24,
March 11 - 24,
April 11 - 24,
May 11 - 24,
June 11 - 24,
July 11 - 24,
August 11 - 24,
September 11 - 24,
October 11 - 24,
 December 11 - 24


Itinerary
Day One - Evening Airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, no meals included
Day Two - Day of leisure on own at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Three - Morning guided birding at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito gardens & feeders (ANDES HIGHLANDS); overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Four - Morning guided birding world famous Nono-Mindo Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), continue on to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Five - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary gardens, feeders, easier trails surrounding the lodge & NEW Canopy Islands Photo & Observation Center (CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Six - Morning Birding at Amaguza Reserve: Observe endemic birds at feeders not found in Tandayapa or Milpe - feeders & bird walk; overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Days Seven & Eight - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge gardens, feeders and easier trails surrounding the lodge (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, 3 meals per day
Day Nine - Visit Refugio Paz de las Aves to watch AM Antpitta feeding + Cock of the Rock Lek - Early 5:00 AM departure from San Jorge/Milpe, 1/2 day excursion; includes transportation & entrance fee. Guided Tour provided by Angel Paz. Note: optional trails are moderate to difficult. Return transfer to San Jorge/Milpe, afternoon at leisure San Jorge/Milpe, overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Ten - Morning visit to San Tadeo feeders; afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Eleven - Birding Antizana National Park by vehicle - Andes Condor Reserve (HIGH BARREN PLAINS/PARAMO), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Twelve - Birding Papallacta Pass & Cujuja (HIGH BARREN PLAINS & HIGH AMAZON RAINFOREST), overnight Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Thirteen- Birding at Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge - feeders & grounds, overnight San Jorge/Quito Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Fourteen - AM transfer to Quito Airport

Optional side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Middle of the World Equator Monument; Orchids in natural habitats, Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta Hot Springs; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee - Hands on Cooking Lesson; Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle extensions  

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