Full Day Birding Tour – La Paz Refuge & Hummingbird Sanctuary from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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

Entrance admission to La Paz Bird Refuge
Private transportation
Admission fee in Alambi, Hummingbird Garden
Certified English/Spanish Naturalist guide
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up / drop off in all hotels located in Quito. Outside of the city has extra charge

Departure Time

4:30 AM
Stop At:  
Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge
Ecuador is considered one of the wonders of the natural world with a high percentage of endemism in birds.Depart early in the morning by heading to the North west of the city to a private cloud forest located between Nanegalito and the road to Mindo. This área of primary and secondary recovering cloud forest has multiple side trails where our birding naturalist guide will take you to see the most amazing bird show in the wild. You can see birds that would be almost impossible to see in the wild only 5 ft away! They have trained the Giant Antpitta (called Maria), the Mustached Antpitta, the Yellow-breasted Antpitta to eat worms. Also, there is a lek that has been performing since 2005 with the beautiful Cock-of-the-rock. There are also fruit feeders that are frequently visited by the Sickle-winged Guan, the Crimson-rumped Toucanet, the colorful Tucan Barbet, the elusive Olivaeous Piha, the Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager and the Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager. After this bird refuge, we will visit the hummingbird Garden. There are humming bird feeders where it is possible to see the Velvet-purple Coronet, the Violet-tailed Sylph, the Purple-bibbed Whitetip, the Brown Inca, and the Booted Racket-tai and much more if we are lucky( up to 22 hummingbird species)
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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