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Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips

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Quito, Ecuador
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About Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
We provide personalized top-notch services with a wide variety of tours through some of the most amazing destinations in Ecuador.We promote sustainable development in fragile and threatened ecosystems supporting locally managed ecotourism projects, supporting long term conservation in the zones of influences where we operate our tours.
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Mindo Cloud Forest Flexible Private Day Tour

Surrounded by forested mountains and just two hours away from Quito, Mindo offers a variety of activities for all interests and tastes. You will start the day with a hike in the  Mindo Nambillo Reserve. This is a transitional sub-tropical rainforest where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocó lowlands and the Western Tropical Andes. Three rivers (Mindo, Saloya and Cinto) and hundreds of streams irrigate the landscape. The Nambillo Waterfall Sanctuary is one of the main attractions and invite you to test the refreshing waters of the river. Time permitting, once you are done exploring the forest interior, you can choose from several additional activities: Canopy Zip Line Park, Tubbing, Butterfly Farm or the Artisanal Chocolate Factory. These options are available under request, you can pay for the cost of the activity of your choise directly the day of the tour. Talk to you guide about your interest and he will customize the tour accordingly.
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8 to 9 hours
from $210.00

Antisana Volcano Birding & Natural History Condor Tour PRIVATE, all included

Antisana is just a worthy glimpse in the heart of the Andes between 10500 ft to 15000 ft a.s.l. An early departure from Quito brings you to the western entrance of Antisana Ecological Reserve, just about 30 miles southeast from Quito, with a mixture of habitats from montane forest below and paramo grassland above.  Enjoy the fascinating Andean scenery and Antisana Volcano (18,886 ft a.s.l.) the fourth highest peak of Ecuador covered by the largest glacier in the country.

Get inspired by nature and see many high altitude wildlife specialties along the way, including Ecuadorian Hillstar visiting the Chuquiragua bushes, the iconic and vulnerable Black-faced Ibis and many other species at the beautiful lake "La Mica".

The tour includes a delicious lunch at Tambo Condor while admiring the hummingbirds flying around the flowers and feeders in the garden. Here you have privileged view of the most important Andean Condor nesting and roosting sites. Drop off at your hotel.
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8 hours
from $181.74

Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included

Wake up with some of the most fabulous views, as the sun rises over the western Andean slopes. Once you get in this unique tropical Andean ecosystem, hummingbirds will take your full attention. The cloud forest concentrates the highest diversity of these winged jewels. You'll visit 3 reserves located at different altitudes. Bird feeders will bring otherwise elusive species to very close distances, allowing you to photograph them and enjoy their unmatched beauty.

You'll be able to watch up to 20 different species of hummingbirds, many of them endemic to this Bio-region, such as the stunning Velvet-purple Cornet, Purple- bibbed Whitetip, Brown Inca, Empress Brillant and Gorgeted Sunangel.

The cloud forest offers an amazing mixed setting from waterfalls and hikes through lush green forest that will allow you to have a day of deep connection with nature.
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8 to 10 hours
from $181.74

Papallacta Hot Springs & Guango Cloud Forest Reserve PRIVATE

Enjoy a day of wildlife and relaxation on a private tour to Papallacta. After hotel pickup, head to the Papallacta Pass where you’re treated to spectacular views of Antisana Volcano and may see an Andean condor. Follow your guide through the cloud forest at Guango Reserve, a bird-lover’s paradise. Have lunch at the Papallacta Hot Spring Complex, then take free time to soak in the natural waters.
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8 to 9 hours
from $210.00

From the Andes to the Amazon 3D- 2N Quilotoa- Baños- Puyo- Cotopaxi

Discover the natural beauty of Ecuador with this three-day private tour from Quito. Travel into the Andes Mountains and along the scenic route known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Visit several landmarks including the Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa Volcano, and the Pailon del Diablo waterfall. Round-trip transportation from Quito is included.
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3 days
from $778.85
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B&J wrote a review Apr 2020
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This was our second day of a private tour with Santiago. Again we had a great trip. Santiago is a very enthusiastic guide, and an extremely well trained birder. He told us lots of interesting things about nature and culture in Ecuador. And, again, showed us lots of nice birds.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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B&J wrote a review Apr 2020
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We were picked up by Santiago at our lodge in Pululahua. Travelling to Antisana, Santiago told us many interesting facts about life and nature in Ecuador. We had several stops to watch birds and saw many. Climax was a group of condors eating the corpse of a deer, meanwhile
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Date of experience: March 2020
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whaleloveralways wrote a review Mar 2020
California70 contributions23 helpful votes
David, our guide, took us to beautiful places to see the incredible variety of hummingbirds and other native birds of Equador. He told us about the different birds and explained about them. He also took us to a Butterfly farm where we could interact with the butterflies. He was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Yalecueche, Sales Representative at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Terri, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment. We are extremely happy to read that your trip to Mindo with our guide David was fantastic. Our greatest reward is to know that we were able to create a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for supporting our company and if you return to Ecuador, we'll be more than happy to take to more incredible destinations.
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DCFloridaTraveler wrote a review Feb 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida9 contributions3 helpful votes
Santiago picked us up at our hotel in Quito and took us to the Mindo Cloud Forest to photograph hummingbirds and cock of the rock. He was very personable and incredibly knowledgeable. We got great shots of the birds and had quite an adventure doing so. We were in Ecuador for
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Yalecueche, Sales Representative at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear DCFloridaTraveler, We're so grateful for your kind words. It's very rewarding to read that you were thrilled about your day trip with our guide Santiago. Also, we're delighted to know that your Mindo trip was comparable to your Galapagos and Amazon Rainforest tours. Thanks for choosing us to be part of your experience In Ecuador. Hope to see you again someday soon!
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Alan H wrote a review Feb 2020
Manaus, AM11 contributions4 helpful votes
Sebastian was a fantastic tour guide! Great knowledge of nature in general, birds, geology, and the history of the Quito area. He was friendly, helpful, and attentive to our needs and interest. Sandy and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and highly recommend his tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Yalecueche, Sales Representative at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Alan, We're pleased to read that you enjoyed your day trip to Antisana. We loved taking you around this Reserve and sharing all its beauty with you. Thanks for recommending our services. We hope you can visit Ecuador again someday in the near future!
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