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Southern JocoToco Reserve Tour

Ecuador JocoToco Itineraries

Birdwatching & Nature Tours

Tours supported by the World Land Trust

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Arrive to Quito and transfer to Hotel Quito.

Day 1

Quito – Buenaventura
Very early in the morning we take the flight Quito – Santa Rosa to Buenaventura Reserve. We can walk around the gardens and the entrance route to Buenaventura reserve. First of all we will visit the hummingbird garden where you can see a huge amount of birds flying around the feeders, you can also visit feeders of Coaties, chachalacas, tucans, etc. Overnight at Umbrellabird Lodge.

Day 2

The reserve’s flagship species are the El Oro Parakeet and the El Oro Tapaculo. It is also home to species from both the Choco and Tumbesian regions, including Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Ochre-bellied Dove, Grey-backed Hawk, Pacific Royal Flycatcher and Ochraceous Attila. Close to the research station is a lek of the threatened Long-wattled Umbrellabird. Different types of feeders are placed near the lodge for birds and mammals where a diversity of Hummingbirds, Tanagers and Toucans can be seen alongside Coaties. Overnight at Umbrellabird Lodge.

Day 3

Zaruma – Piñas
Today we will visit the magical town of Zaruma located in El Oro province. It was declare Cultural heritage of Humanity for its extraordinary rich historic, urban, architectural, archeological, landscape and human conditions of privilege against other cities and other national assets.

Travel to Zaruma is a wonderful experience. Upload from the coastal strip, to climb to the top of a mountain of gold and admire the splendor and the magic of a wirewalker people who swings on the spine of the mountain range of Viscaya, is not only impressive but very original.

Its historic center is a maze of charming disorder with narrow streets whose slopes are suspended stately noble wooden houses that show with pride their facades of carved balconies, use, sashes and openwork eardrums; a true architectural, unique in the Ecuador filigrama.

Day 4

Buenaventura reserve to Puerto Jeli
Very early in the morning we will serve our breakfast and leave the reserve to Puerto Jeli to discover another ecosystem rounded by mangroves, where you will enjoy of a paradisiacal landscapes and biodiversity. In the afternoon we return to Buenaventura.

Day 5

Umbrella bird Leek – return to Quito
In the morning we will visit some trails of the reserve to see the Umbrellabird an extraordinary bird that has a long wattle to attract the female. After lunch we leave the lodge to the airport of Santa Rosa. Arrive to Quito at late afternoon.

We reserve the right to change the activities to suit conditions

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Southern JocoToco Reserve Tour Rates


  • US$ 1950 (For Two People)
  • US$ 1390 (For Four People)

Tour Includes:

Lodging hotel/lodges
All meals as indicated
All land transportation
Domestic flights
Entrance fees
Expert bilingual guide

Tour Does Not Include:

International airfare
Airport departure tax (if required)
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, extra drinks and snacks, souvenirs, etc.

For booking, please enquire with the Umbrellabird Lodge contact form and mention the “Southern JocoToco Reserve 5 Day Trip.”

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    Five Days

    Southern JocoToco Reserve Tour Quito, Ecuador

    5 Day Birdwatching Program | 5D / 4N
    On this tour of the Buenaventura Reserve, you have many birding opportunities. Right next to the Umbrellabird Lodge is the lek of the bizarre umbrellabirds. Birds you may see in the reserve include Rufous-headed Chachalacas, Ochre-bellied Doves, Grey-backed Hawks, Pacific Royal Flycatchers, Ochraceous Attilas and many others.

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