Bird Tourism

Tourism packages:

1.- Birds and nature
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3 days, 2 nights

Main attractions

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  • Natural reserve of the community Junín
  • Community Junín
  • Junín river
  • Subtropical forest
  • Bird watching
  • Oilbird cave
  • Guayllabamba river
  • Magdalena river
  • Andean cock of the rock
  • Hotel Hormiga Verde (green ant)
  • Community Magdalena Bajo

 

Itinerary

Day one

Our destination will be the tropical forests at the Community of Junin, an area considered very important for the conservation of bird species, especially the endemic ones. This night we will stay in the Eco-Cabins of the Junin Community, where we will be served a delicious dinner before going to sleep.

Technical Data: Transport Otavalo – Junín, Intag: 4h, altitude Otavalo: 2500 meters above sea level. Altitude Junín: 1236 meters above sea level.

Day two

We will get up very early in the morning to have a small but entertaining tour to observe many birds like hummingbirds, tanagers, quetzals, woodpeckers, flycatchers, parrots, as well as birds of prey, like hawks, and many more.

This will be the perfect opportunity for bird lovers to take pictures of these beautiful species. After lunch we will continue to the low part of Intag Valley, with the purpose of observing other species like Oilbirds and the very well-known Andean cock-of-the-rock. With this we will end this day and head towards the hotel Hormiga Verde (Green Ant).

Technical Data: Tour of the observation: inside and outside of the Forest; Transport Junín – Chontal: 1h. Altitude Chontal: 677 meters above sea level. Altitude Hotel Hormiga Verde: 655 meters above sea level.

Day three

In the morning we will walk through the communities of this warmer sector and can observe more colourful birds with extraordinary plumage like the one of the Andean Toucan. Returning to our hotel, we will have an invigorating breakfast and prepare for our trip back.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guide specialized in birds
  • Observation with a telescope
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Complete meals, menu type:
  1. First day: refreshments, lunch and dinner
  2. Second day: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  3. Third day: breakfast and lunch
  • Library service, guidebook of birds of the Intag
  • Entrance of the cave of the Oilbirds
  • Entrance to the viewpoint of the Andean cock of the rock
  • Comfortable rest
  • 2 nights’ accommodation:
  1. 1st night: in the Community Cabin of Junin (accommodation in single, double and triple rooms, shared bathroom with hot showers)
  2. 2nd night: in the Community hotel “Hormiga Verde”
  • Souvenir of the Intag Valley

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

To bring

  • A small backpack to carry the necessary things for the trail
  • Comfortable and light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the evening and the night.
  • Spare clothes and shoes, as for we will be three days in the countryside
  • Rubber boots (recommended) for the trails
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermos for Sport drinks during the hike
  • Camera
  • Toiletry bag
  • Lamp and binoculars
  • Tissue to clean the lenses of the binoculars

Accommodation

Community Cabin Ecojunín

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Community Junín, Settlement García Moreno, zone of the Intag.

Cotacachi, Ecuador. The climate is tropical y and the cloud forest is full of many species of flora and fauna.

Rooms:

The cabins count 7 rooms and a capacity to host 25 persons.

2 single rooms

2 rooms for four

2 rooms for five

1 room for six

There are two external shower rooms, one for each gender, and showers with hot water.

Meals:

The staff is very friendly and will serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are being prepared with products cultivated in the zone and a vegetarian option is available on request. They serve the well-known coffee “Río Intag”, locally cultivated and processed.

Other available services:   

Large dining room

Hot water

Rest and reading area

Orchid garden

Walking trails around the cabin


Community Hotel "Hormiga Verde"

Hormiga Verde

Community Magdalena Bajo, Settlement García Moreno, Intag zone.

Cotacachi, Ecuador. The climate is tropical, at 655 meters above sea level.

Rooms:

This hotel counts 12 rooms with a rural flair, surrounded by beautiful gardens, offering an environment of peace and tranquility. 

3 single rooms

6 double rooms

3 rooms with four beds

Total capacity for 25 persons, additionally 2 persons if a couple

Meals:

You can try traditional dishes, based on organic products of the area like: yuca, green banana, beans, corn, eggs from the countryside, coffee, cacao, fresh milk, and fruits like Papaya, Araza, Borojo, Babaco, Orange, Pineapple, etc

Other available services:   

Garage

Laundry service

Hot water       


Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

440,00 

420,00 

400,00  

Reservation

2.- Intag and the Andean cock of the rock)
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Full day

Description

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We will get up very early in the morning and prepare to travel to the Intag Valley, where we will arrive at the Community of Chontal. Here we will hike on a little trek which will lead us to the Andean cock of the rock, a species of bird which inhabits our subtropical and mountainous forest in the setting of the Andes. We will take our time to observe them and enjoy their charm. After having a delicious and invigorating lunch box, we return to our point of departure.

Technical Data: Altitude El Chontal: 677 meters above sea level.


Included

INCLUDED:

  • Local guide specialized in birds
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Cold lunch box
  • Souvenir of the Intag Valley
  • Binoculars

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

To bring

  • Comfortable, light and warm clothes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermos for Sport drinks during the hike
  • Camera
  • Guidebook, in the case you have one

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

95,00 

85,00 

80,00  

Reservation

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