Ecuador

1st to 13th August 2021 (Sold Out)

Join me to photograph the wildlife and wild places of this amazing country in South America. We will be touring the region south of the capital Quito to concentrate on the rainforest and cloud forest environments that give Ecuador such rich biodiversity. We will also be visiting Cotapaxi volcano and exploring some of the old parts of Quito itself.

The itinerary below was planned with the help of my friend and our guide for the trip Paulo Valerio, who has been photographing in Ecuador for many years. Paulo is a talented photographer with a gift for spotting wildlife. He also has an excellent knowledge of all of Ecuador’s wildlife. Our tour includes locations for a huge variety of rainforest birds, frogs, insects, reptiles, flowers, a few mammals and landscapes. I will be your photographic guide during this trip and we will also have a local Ecuadorian guide and driver.

Itinerary (subject to change due to weather or wildlife):

Day 1: Arrival and overnight in Quito.

Day 2: Transfer to the foothills of the Eastern Andes and spend the afternoon photographing a variety of birds. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians. 

Day 3: All day multi-flash hummingbird setups and landscape photography. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians. 

Day 4: All day multi-flash hummingbird setups and landscape photography. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians. 

Day 5: Transfer to Guango area in the Highlands. En route stop at San Rafael Waterfall. We will spend the afternoon photographing a variety of birds at feeders and with multi-flash set-ups.

Day 6: All day in Guango area and surroundings for bird and landscape photography. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians.

Day 7: All day in Guango area and surroundings for hummingbird setups and landscape photography, including Papallacta Pass and Antisana Volcano. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians.

Day 8: Transfer to Cotopaxi area arriving in time for late afternoon and sunset photography. Night sky photography (weather dependent).

Day 9: Sunrise photography around Cotopaxi. Transfer to Mindo area where we will spend the afternoon photographing a variety of birds. 

Day 10: Today we will attempt to find the stunning Cock of the Rock and several species of hummingbirds. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians.

Day 11: Today we will attempt to find the beautiful Plate-billed Mountain Toucan and a variety of different hummingbirds. Night photography session for frogs, insects and amphibians.

Day 12: We will head back to Quito early in the day and then spend the afternoon and evening photographing the historical city centre. 

Day 13: Fly out

Please note there is a single room supplement of £600 on this workshop.

Price

£4595

Included

Photographic tuition, guidance, transportation in Ecuador, accommodation based on sharing a twin en-suite room, all meals

Excluded

International flights, travel Insurance, photographic Insurance, additional alcoholic drinks

Maximum Participants

6

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