Ecuador & The Amazon Wildlife Photo Adventure

7-Day Ecuador/Amazon Bird, Wildlife & Nature Photography Expedition

Ecuadorian Amazon Photo Tours


♦ Travel deep into the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador to experience unparalleled species diversity, unique wildlife and stunning habitats.

Flying from Quito to our river launch point, we then travel to a luxurious jungle lodge amidst the species-rich primary rainforest on the Napo River in the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador. We visit Yasuní National Park, an area of extreme biodiversity, and a cultural site of the Huaorani Amer-indians. Local native guides enhance the knowledge base, while gourmet meals prepared by seasoned chefs add comfort and luxury to this trip.

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Photography instruction is given in-field, with Amazonian birds and animals in our viewfinders. Nightly photo-critique sessions analyze how well we applied the photographic theories learned earlier in the day from our personalized custom photography curriculum.

Daily easy trail hikes, visits to an extraordinary 200' high Rainforest Canopy Walk, a 135' Kapok Tree Tower, a Butterfly House, Parrot Nutrient Licks, and stable dugout canoe excursions make up the core of our trip.

Ecuador Canopy Walk Bird Photo Tours

Numerous species of monkeys (8 species are possible), forest animals (60 species of mammals/50 of bats), colorful birds (587 species in a 2-mile radius!) and reptiles are our photographic target species.

Join us to explore the mysterious wonders of the Amazon, while experiencing incredible biodiversity and stunning birds and wildlife.


       Itinerary - Ecuador/Amazon Expedition ♦ 7-Day
Amazon Photo Tours

  • Day 1
  • Ecuador Photo Tours

    Arrival Day, Transfer to Hotel

    Meet guides at Quito, Ecuador Airport (UIO). Transport to Hotel. Welcome dinner in "zona touristica, with review of the Itinerary and Travel Details." Hotel accommodations.


  • Day 2
  • Fly over the Andes and Into The Amazon Basin

    Amazon Photography Trips Early morning breakfast at hotel, return to airport for flight into the Amazon basin, Arrive San Francisco de Orellana, Lunch. Early afternoon departure by river boat to Lodge location near Napo River. Short walk and dugout canoe ride to lodge. Greetings by lodge staff and check-in at lodge cabins. Afternoon jungle walk. Return to camp for chef-prepared gourmet dinner in dining room. Luxury jungle cabin accommodations.


  • Day 3
  • Yasuni National Park/Parrot Salt Lick

    A mix of early morning jungle walks, travel to Parrot nutrient licks along river within Yasuní National Park (additional small entrance fee. Photograph thousands of Parrots of a variety of species as they consume nutrient-laden mud to counter the chemo-toxicity of the seeds they feed upon. Return to camp for lunch, Early afternoon photography instruction/critique sessions, Camp for late dinner.


  • Day 4
  • Kapok Tree Tower Canopy Birds Photography/Butterfly House

    Ecuador Sparkling Violetear Hummingbird Photography Tour

    Dugout canoe ride through local "yacus" (jungle streams) in search of monkeys, macaws, and caiman. Return to camp late morning for lunch. Short siesta. Afternoon photo critique/intruction session.
    Late afternoon jungle walk to Kapok Tree tower (135' tall), Dinner at camp dining room. Evening jungle walk to explore nocturnal organisms and nocturnal photography. Luxury jungle cabin accommodations.


  • Day 5
  • Explore the Lagoon & Yacus (small streams) around the Lodge

    Ecuador Butterfly Photo Tours A mix of early morning jungle walks, travel to Parrot nutrient licks along river within Yasuní National Park (additional small entrance fee), explore the Butterfly House (40 local species being bred), dugout canoe paddling on lake, Piraña fishing, Relaxing in jungle bar, Visits to Kapok Tree Tower or The Canopy Walk (940' long.) Return to camp for lunch, Early afternoon photography instruction/critique sessions, Camp for late dinner.


  • Day 6
  • Rainforest Tree Canopy Walk, Jungle Hikes

    Early morning guided walk to Rainforest Tree Canopy Walk. Extraordinary bird watching opportunites from 200' up in the tree canopy and the chance to follow along with troops of monkeys as they forage through the forest canopy. Return to camp late morning for lunch. Short siesta. Afternoon jungle walk, Dinner at camp dining room. Evening photo critique/intruction session. Luxury jungle cabin accommodations.


  • Day 7
  • Early Morning Birding with Departure Day Protocol

    Morning Birding Trails/Canoe lagoon tour. Depart lodge after lunch. Travel back upstream on the Napo River to the airport in San Francisco de Orellana, for return flight to Quito. End Expedition.



Testimonials
  • Botswana Photo SafarisJohn Martinson, Executive Vice President wrote:

    .... We are truly grateful to you for your skill, your attention to safety, and your good humor and confident spirit from beginning to end. Thank you again for providing more excitement in three days than I typically encounter over a considerably longer stretch of time. I hope we will meet again in the Nile Valley, Polar Regions, the Gobi Desert or some other equally challenging and exciting spot for adventure in the future..... The two boys will remember you and their time with you for the rest of their lives ...."

  • Costa Rica Nature PhotographySara Fredericks, Travel Agency Director wrote:

    ".... Jon did a great job finding us the wildlife we came to see then teaching us how to make good photographs out of the opportunity. The trip ran very smoothly and exceeded our high expectations. Thank you again for a wonderful time in the wilds of Africa! ...."

  • Mason Morfit, The Nature Conservancy wrote:

    ".... It was a great trip, largely because of your multiple skills as a naturalist, raconteur, bon vivant and boon companion. I hope we can do it again sometime. Please put me on the mailing list for your new brochure.... Again, THANKS. It was a distinct pleasure doing business with you...."

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Amazon Wildlife Photo ToursTrip Details
At-A-Glance

7-Day Ecuador/Amazon
Bird, Wildlife & Nature Photography Expedition


Duration: 7-days/6-nights
Limit: 6 or Private Expedition
Activity Level: Easy/Luxury
Accommodations: Luxury Jungle Lodge Cabañas w/in room suites
Trip Start/End: Quito Airport, Ecuador, South America (UIO)

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Trip Cost

Prices are based on group size, double occupancy* and trip duration/destination

  • 2 clients: $3895 per person + taxes
  • 3 clients: $3495 per person + taxes
  • 4 clients: $3195 per person + taxes
  • 5 clients: $3095 per person + taxes
  • 6 clients: $2995 per person + taxes

  • 1 client: $6995 per person + taxes

* Single client tours also available.

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Trip Highlights:

- Yasuni National Park
- Napo Region of Eastern Ecuador
- Yasuni Cultural Center
- Jungle Canopy Walk (950' x 200')
- Kapok TreeTower Platform
- Travel in Dugout Canoes
- Naturalist and Native Guides
- Gourmet Dining
- Comfotable Luxury Cabañas

Possible Sightings:

Red Howler & Spider Monkey (13 species)
Anaconda
Brazilian Tapir
Parrot species (numerous)
Macaw species (numerous)
Black Agouti
Green Agouchi
Jaguar (*rare)
Numerous Toucan, Araçari, and Toucanet species
Many more...

Accommodations & Amenities


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