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5 Day Coast Birdwatching Expedition in Ecuador
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Picturesque Wildlife Tour in Ecuador

Polylepis Tours works with a team of knowledgeable local guides and excellent lodges; it is selected carefully, ensuring that you take away wonderful, unforgettable, memories for Ecuador, whilst also supporting local communities and environmental projects. You are invited to explore Ecuador and experience its authenticness! With cloud forests, paramo, and Andean valleys, to mention just a few, Northern Ecuador has a fantastic diversity of ecosystems, flora, and fauna. Most within easy reach of Quito. The region also lies within part of the Choco hotspot corridor of endemism. In this tour, the highlights of this incredible birding area are selected to provide you with an unforgettable birding experience!


  • Minimum group size: group safari (2 to 8 persons)
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Many species of birds
  • Languages: Spanish, English


  • 4 birding activities
  • Birdwatching in La Isla de la Plata
  • Birdwatching at Ayampe Jocotoco Reserve and Comunidad Agua Blanca
  • Visit to Salinas and Los Frailes beach
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast


4 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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During this wildlife tour, you will be accommodated in Guayaquil in the first and fourth night, in the Puerto Lopez area on the second night, and in the Yunguilla area for the third night.


Day 1: Arrival to Guayaquil

  • Transfer to hotel and introduction to tour
  • Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 2: Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco - Salinas

  • Birding in Cerro Blanco
  • Visit to Salinas beach
  • Birding seabirds

Possible spots of the day include Guayaquil macaw, elegant crescentchest, pale-browed tinamou, collared antshrike, fasciated wren, white-tailed jay, black-capped sparrow, ochre-bellied dove, Ecuadorian piculet, Peruvian pelican, Chilean flamingo, gray gull, black necked stilt, sandwich tern, royal tern, striated heron, snowy egret, great egret, water masked Tyrant, saffron finch, and American oystercatcher.

  • Overnight: Puerto Lopez area

Day 3 Machalilla

  • Birding in La Isla de la Plata
  • Walking (optional: snorkeling)
  • Free time to enjoy the beach

Possible spots of the day include blue-footed booby, red-footed booby, waved albatros, nazca booby, tropicbird, magnificent frigatebird, eared dove, long-tailed mockingbird, collared-warbling finch, short-tailed woodstar.

  • Overnight: Yunguilla area

Day 4: Ayampe / Agua Blanca

  • Birding in the Ayampe Jocotoco Reserve
  • Birding in Comunidad Agua Blanca
  • Short Time in Los Frailes beach

Possible spots of the day include: esmeraldas woodstar, gray-backed hawk, and saffron siskin, rufous-headed chachalaca, pearl kite, hook-billed kite, swallow-tailed kite, Ecuadorian ground-dove, eared dove, squirrel cuckoo, little cuckoo, Anthony's nightjar, black-throated mango, amazilia hummingbird, violet-bellied hummingbird, gartered trogon, ringed kingfisher, green kingfisher, blue-crowned motmot, red-headed barbet, Ecuadorian piculet, pale mandible Toucan, collared antshrike, and necklaced spinetail.

  • Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 5 Transfer to Guayaquil airport

  • Transfer to Guayaquil airport for connections home or Galapagos extension tour (please ask for details)
  • Activity length: Approximately 1 hour

Please note that Polylepis Tours keeps the itinerary pages short and sweet, please contact them for the full detailed version or with any questions you may have. Tailor-made itineraries are also available.


You will visit some destinations in Ecuador, including Guayaquil, Cerro Blanco, Salinas, Machalilla, Ayampe, and Agua Blanca. The Ecuadorian coastal region boasts an array of fascinating bird habitats to be explored, from mangroves to tropical dry forests, beaches, and islands. As well as the wonderful birdlife, this tour also provides the opportunity to enjoy the delicious costal cuisine, snorkel in search of sea-life, or simply relax, taking in the laidback atmosphere from your hammock.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You will have a chance to snorkel during this tour with an additional cost.

What's included

  • 4 birdwatching activities
  • Visit to Salinas and Los Frailes beach
  • Bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfasts
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • International flights
  • Meals (other than breakfast), depending on your choice of package
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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