Full-Day Private Birding Tour in La Paz Refuge & Alambi Hummingbird Sanctuary

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3 reviews   (4.67)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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With 1690 registered bird species of which 124 are hummingbirds Ecuador is a paradise for nature lovers, exotic birds, and birdwatching. Discover rock birds, antpittas, toucans, woodpeckers, lek and many other species in your own cloud forest near Mindo in the Andes. So prepare your list of birds, your binoculars and your camera that you will have an unforgettable experience.

What's Included

Admission fee in Alambi, Hummingbird Garden


Certified English/Spanish Naturalist guide

Entrance admission to La Paz Bird Refuge

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge
Ecuador is considered one of the wonders of the natural world with a high percentage of endemism in birds.Depart early in the morning by heading to the North west of the city to a private cloud forest located between Nanegalito and the road to Mindo. This área of primary and secondary recovering cloud forest has multiple side trails where our birding naturalist guide will take you to see the most amazing bird show in the wild. You can see birds that would be almost impossible to see in the wild only 5 ft away! They have trained the Giant Antpitta (called Maria), the Mustached Antpitta, the Yellow-breasted Antpitta to eat worms. Also, there is a lek that has been performing since 2005 with the beautiful Cock-of-the-rock. There are also fruit feeders that are frequently visited by the Sickle-winged Guan, the Crimson-rumped Toucanet, the colorful Tucan Barbet, the elusive Olivaeous Piha, the Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager and the Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager. After this bird refuge, we will visit the hummingbird Garden. There are humming bird feeders where it is possible to see the Velvet-purple Coronet, the Violet-tailed Sylph, the Purple-bibbed Whitetip, the Brown Inca, and the Booted Racket-tai and much more if we are lucky( up to 22 hummingbird species)

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Wonderful Experience
Janice_M, 17-05-2019
This was a first-of-its-kind birding tour for us. Our driver/guide was very punctual (4:30 am pick-up at our Quito hotel), friendly, and helpful. At Refugio Paz de las Aves, we saw many cocks of the rock putting on a brilliant morning display. The owners also called up several antpittas. Along the way we also saw a pygmy owl and a night jar. At the owners' home, we were treated to a home-cooked breakfast as we watched many colorful birds (toucanettes, tanagers, hummingbirds, etc.) feeding on the fruits placed for our maximum viewing pleasure. After Paz de las Aves, we visited another small refuge, where myriad hummingbirds and several other species were feeding. It was a wonderful day for us as beginning birders.
Faszinierende Landschaft und seltene Vögel
berndk154, 07-08-2019
Die Tour hielt was sie versprach. Schon um kurz nach 6 sahen wir die Felsenhähne. Die Paz Familie und eine zufällig anwesende deutsche Biologin mit ihrer Reisegruppe zeigten uns in den nächsten 4 Stunden eine ornithologische Seltenheit nach der anderen. Das Ganze spielte sich in einer Traumlandschaften ab. Völlig faszinierend. Ein leckeres spätes Frühstück umgeben von Kolibris und anderen Vögeln beendete den ersten Teil. Auf der Rückfahrt stoppten wir beim privaten Alambi Kolibripark. Gefühlt hunderte Kolibris schwirrten um unsere Köpfe. Ergebnis waren extrem tolle Fotos. Kurz vor Quito war unser Fahrer dann noch so nett und stoppte außerplanmäßig beim Äquatordenkmal, so dass wir das auch noch besuchen konnten. Ein extrem lohnenswerter Ausflug!
Beautiful but Short
Jolene_C, 05-11-2022
Seeing Cock of the Rock was super.
Oscar was wonderful. Cloud forest was beautiful and peaceful. I loved the hiking there.
I was surprised when we finished the tour so early (12:30) when advertised as a full day.That is why I gave it a 4 rating. I understand why as a single I had to pay 2 fares, but it seems a short day for the cost.

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