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The Magic Birding Circuit - Private Day Tours

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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An amazing day - one that I will always remember!

I went on this tour at the end of January. What an amazing day - two locations to see the birds of Ecuador. Not only was my guide Luis great at locating and identifying birds... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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Foley, Alabama
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got off to a rocky start. One flight was delayed so we missed our flight to Quito so were on a later plane and didn't get in until after midnight. We arrived and had to walk up many flights of stairs to get to our room in the rain. There was a party going on down the hill with... More 

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Cutler, Maine
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I went on this tour at the end of January. What an amazing day - two locations to see the birds of Ecuador. Not only was my guide Luis great at locating and identifying birds but he is also a great photographer - and was able to help me with the settings on my camera as well. I was hesitant... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our 15-day birding tour of the East and West Andes covering a variety of altitudes was filled with excitement, interest and beauty. George Cruz's team at each of the amazing eco-lodges at Quito, Tandayapa, and Miipe were sincere, kind and engaged. During our birding journey we enjoyed the pleasures of Ecuadorian culture through the people, food, and the markets. Furthermore,... More 

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Baden, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked a one-day trip for birding the Quito area to replace the last day of our Smithsonian Peru & Ecuador trip. We were picked up at our hotel at 5:30 am by the owner and guide, Luis. Our day began at the San Jorge Eco lodge in Quito where we were treated to many hummingbird species at the feeders... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was part of a group of 3 older women, first time experiencing the birds of Ecuador. We booked an 8 day/7night bird watching tour, staying in the San Jorge Eco lodges in Quito, Tandayapa, and Miipe, From the moment we were picked up at the airport and dropped off again at the airport, we could not have been more... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We booked a weekend with Magic Circuit for our first two days in Ecuador before leaving for La Selva (reviewed separately), and were not disappointed. The staff prior to arrival were extremely helpful in arranging a tour, and we were charmed by Dr Jorge Cruz, the owner, who picked us up at our hotel and was our guide and mentor... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

As another reviewer said, it's a jungle out there. So all they have to do is set out some feeders and build a place for you to sit and watch the most amazing bird show you'll ever see. Our trip was led by George, the founder of San Jose Eco Lodges and of the Magic Birding Circuit one-day tour, and... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a 6 day circuit of the San Jorge Eco lodges. Birding is what you do here and you will see hundreds of species. You bird with a guide at each lodge and on the back roads between them. Our guide Miguel was so much better at finding birds than us that it was a revelation. Also... More 

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

We took a one day birding tour into the cloud forest with our guide Luis with the Magic Birding Circuit. We were picked up at our hotel in Quito - ending up at the SanJorge/Tandanyapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - with many stops along the way. We saw a total of 67 different birds - 27 different hummingbirds. Luis was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Bayfield
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

wow, oh wow. It's a jungle out there. A jungle filled with 1700 bird species of which we saw an amazing 250 during our week-long stay in San Jorge Eco Lodges in Quito, Tandayapa and Milpe, Ecuador. We went for the birding but found so much more... * Three world-class ecolodges with stunning views, spectacular architecture and regional cuisine that... More 

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