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Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included provided by Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips

Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included
Ecuador received the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council. Private tours guarantee that you will share your time and space with your group only, making your experience safe while enyoing the unmatched biodiversity of our forests.
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Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Important Information
8–10 hours
  • All activities
  • Lunch with soft drink
  • Coffee and tea at Alambi and Santadeo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Certified Naturalist & Birding guide
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A small amount of walking is involved along trails with irregular terrain although if participants require longer hiking trails are available.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Copy of passport of one of the group members is require for billing purposes (local tax exemption)
  • 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.
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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
Response from Yalecueche, Sales Representative at Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included
Responded 30 Mar 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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Frode Jacobsen wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My guide Santiago Salazar delivered everything he promised, and more! His wealth of knowledge about the local natural and cultural history and experience in handling expectations were apparent from the very start. I expressed a desire to see as many new hummingbird species as
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Yalecueche, Sales Representative at Hummingbird Expedition - PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR, all included
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Dear Frode, Thank you very much for leaving such a positive review. We're thrilled to read your hummingbird expedition tour in the company of Santiago was beyond your expectations. Thanks for choosing us and we hope you can visit our beautiful Ecuador again someday soon. All the best!
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tom12newengland wrote a review Dec 2018
New England71 contributions52 helpful votes
I wish there was enough time and space to list the number of accolades I could list for this tour and its guide, Santiago. To list this as only a birding tour does not do it justice. Santiago's knowledge of history, topography, environmental science and general information was
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Date of experience: November 2018
2 Helpful votes
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By: Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
This was our second day of a private tour with Santiago. Again we had a great trip. Santiago is a very enthusiastic
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Fantastic Condor Tour
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Entire day from start to finish
Santiago was an incredible guide, very knowledgeable in every aspect of the outdoors from wildlife to plants, geolo
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Wonderful day birding
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Great trip with an expert
This was an unforgetable trip and journey. They speak from experience. We definitely recommend to support this comp
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Michael A
Heaven is a Flock of Hummingbirds
We arrived in Quito with our travel plans with family cancelled by circumstances beyond our control. Our hotel, Ho
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Michael A
Becoming One with the Andes
We arrived in Quito with our local tour plans with family cancelled by circumstances beyond our control. Our hotel
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5 Star Experience, Best Tour Guide!
We recently did a day trip to Antisana with NeoTropical Tours. Santiago was our tour guide and it was an extraordin
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Key Details
  • Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips
  • Duration: 8–10 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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