Bird watching - Yasuni and limonocha

Yasuní 16130, Ecuador

shuar cultural center
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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 10
Bird watching - Yasuni and limonocha
Yasuní 16130, Ecuador

shuar cultural center
  • Email address verified

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip

  " Bird Watching 

In the most biodiverse place on planet Earth, per square meter, where there are about 600 different bird species within the entire reserve, we have designed a route that will allow bird enthusiasts to get up close and personal with many of them in their natural habitat. We provide all the necessary facilities to ensure that your bird-watching experience is unique and unparalleled. You'll delve into jungle trails, navigate lagoons or streams, and ascend to the jungle canopy, all to maximize your chances of recording as many bird species as possible. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    4 night in lodge
  • Meals
  • Bilingual guide
    English or Spanish
  • Rubber boots
  • Rain ponchos
  • Purified water

What’s not included

  • Additional drinks
  • Undescribed attractions
  • Purchase of handicrafts
  • Tips
  • Community contribution
    $25 per person
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight

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Bird watching Yasuni



Day 1 After a 30-minute commercial flight, you will be welcomed at the airport by a specialized bird-watching guide. They will escort you to Hotel El Auca, where you'll receive instructions to start your journey with a delightful Amazonian coffee. Following this, you'll be transferred to the embarkation port to board our motorized boat to the lodge. Upon arrival, you'll check into your room and have lunch. In the afternoon, we'll explore nearby trails or take a canoe ride for bird watching. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be delighted to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine catering to vegetarians and vegans. 

Day 2 Breakfast at 4:30 am. Then, at 5 am, we set out for the Napo River, where we board a boat to visit the clay lick in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. Here, you'll witness a magnificent sight as hundreds of parrots seek out holes to land and consume the clay, aiding their digestion. You'll see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned parrot, Blue-headed parrot, and dusky-headed parakeet. We continue with a hike and visit the Papagayos clay lick, where we'll wait for these beautiful birds to descend for a drink of mineral-rich water. Here, you can observe scarlet macaw, Orange-cheeked parrot, and Cobalt-winged parakeet. Lunch and relaxation follow. In the afternoon, we continue our exploration of the southern part of the reserve, venturing into the heart of the jungle to experience bird life in the treetops from the 132-foot (40-meter) observation tower. So far, over 565 bird species have been recorded here, including colorful birds like macaws, toucans, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, and more. Return to the lodge and have dinner.

 Day 3 After breakfast, we'll navigate the southern side of the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, venturing through Napo River tributaries to spot various river bird species such as flycatchers, Aracaris, Anis, Woodpeckers, woodcreepers, and more. Return and have lunch. In the afternoon, we'll visit Limoncocha Lagoon, where more than 280 bird species are spotted daily. Designated as a Ramsar site, it's a paradise for lagoon birds such as Herons, Cardinals, Flycatchers, Tanagers, Toucans, and more. Return and have dinner. 

Day 4 After breakfast, return to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the Napo River islands to discover the species that inhabit these ecosystems. It's essential to bring your binoculars for a better view. Lunch will be followed by a recap of the bird sightings along with a checklist. After dinner, there will be a nighttime owl-watching excursion. 

Day 5 Breakfast at 5:30 am, followed by a return boat trip on the Napo River to El Coca. At 9:00 am, you'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Quito. This concludes our services.


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shuar cultural center
"We are an indigenous company dedicated to promoting the value of our cultural identity, safeguarding and transmitting our ancestral traditions, and conserving the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest through tourism."

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