Tumbesian Endemics and Jocotoco Specialties
July 24 - August 6, 2015
14 days / 13 nights
Single supplement $650
JUST 1 SPOT REMAINS! (Single man willing to share room)
Even if you've birded in northern Ecuador, you are likely to see hundreds of new species on our southern tour, many of them endemic to the Jocotoco region. Enjoy staying at the Jocotoco lodges that put you right in the heart of the best birding sites. We expect this tour to fill quickly, so don't delay in sending in your registration and deposit!
Day 1, July 24 - Arrival in Quito Overnight at San Jose de Puembo near airport (no meals)
Day 2, July 25 - Fly to Loja, drive to Zamora (1.5 hrs) Overnight Copalinga Lodge (BLD)
Day 3, July 26 - Copalinga / Podocarpus National Park (Bombuscaro entrance) Overnight Copalinga Lodge (BLD)
Day 4, July 27- Early drive to Tapichalaca (2.5 hrs straight) stopping at the Cajanuma entrance to Podocarpus National Park for birding Overnight Tapichalaca Jocotoco Reserve, Casa Simpson Lodge (BLD)
Day 5, July 28 - Tapichalaca Jocotoco Reserve Overnight Tapichalaca Jocotoco Reserve, Casa Simpson
Day 6, July 29 - Drive to Macara - Jorupe Joctoco Reserve Overnight Urraca Lodge (BLD)
Day 7, July 30 - Jorupe Jocotoco Reserve Overnight Urraca Lodge (BLD)
Day 8, July 31 - Jorupe / Utuana Reserve / Overnight Urraca Lodge (BLD)
Day 9, August 1 - Early Drive to Buenaventura Jocotoco Reserve Overnight Umbrellabird Lodge (BLD)
Day 10, August 2 - Buenaventua Overnight Umbrellabird Lodge (BLD)
Day 11, August 3 - Buenaventura Overnight Umbrellabird Lodge (BLD)
Day 12, August 4 - Drive to Cuenca, Overnight Dos Chorreras (BLD)
Day 13, August 5 - Early birding at Cajas National Park, Flight back to Quito after lunch. Participants with international departures scheduled for late tonight will be helped to the international departure area. Those who have departures scheduled for tomorrow will be transferred to a nearby lodge for your last night in Ecuador.
Overnight at San Jose de Puembo near airport
Day 14, August 6 - Transfer back to Airport for flights home
The price INCLUDES:
- All meals during tour - Breakfast on Day 2 through breakfast on Day 14
- All entry fees to reserves in itinerary
- Lodging (first class hotel in Quito and most reserves)
- Expert bilingual bird guide during the entire trip
- Two Cheepers! tour leaders throughout the tour
- Customized checklist, pre-trip gift package, post-trip electronic checklist and photo disk
- Private ground transportation during tour
- Internal flights (Quito- Loja and Cuenca - Quito)
- Transfers to and from airport
- Guides´ and driver´s expenses
- Farewell dinner in Quito
The price does NOT include:
- International airfare
- Items of a personal nature, such as extra drinks, snacks, alcoholic beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Deposit of $750 with registration (link for registration form is at the bottom of this page). Balance is due on or before March 22, 2015.
Checks should be made payable to Cheepers! Birding on a Budget and mailed with the registration form to:
Cheepers! Birding on a Budget
Post Office Box 385
Spring Valley, OH 45370
Cancellation must be made in writing (email or snail mail)
More than 6 months prior to departure – full refund of deposit
Between 4 and 6 months prior to departure – 50% refund of deposit
Less than 4 months prior to departure – No refund of deposit
If cancellation occurs after full payment is made, a refund will be given only if the vacant spot is filled.
Trip insurance is recommended.
You can compare prices offered by various trip insurance companies at this website: http://www.quotewright.com/?sub_id=6056
Cheepers! Birding on a Budget LLC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary if the need should arise due to unforeseeable circumstances such as weather, landslides, and other natural
phenomena, as well as suggestions by local guides in order to take advantage of an unusual birding opportunity. Lodging is subject to change based on availability.