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The Magic Birding Circuit - Private Day Tours

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Quito, Ecuador
(877) 565-2596
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Awesome Birding and Accommodations; Excellent Guides

Three lodges, three ecosystems. We loved our experience beginning with San Jorge Quito where at... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Manya O
Sun City Center, Florida
Great Birding Experience

We got off to a rocky start. One flight was delayed so we missed our flight to Quito so were on a... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Foley, Alabama
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Quito, Ecuador
(877) 565-2596
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Three lodges, three ecosystems. We loved our experience beginning with San Jorge Quito where at almost 9,000 ft. we experienced a bit of altitude sickness. Our room was charming but chilly. The fireplace and space heaters were welcome. The courtyard was a wonderful place to...More

Thank Manya O
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank oaklanding10
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...More

Thank Tara04002
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...More

Thank ningaloo42
Reviewed 12 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...More

6  Thank retiredandlovinit
Reviewed 21 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...More

1  Thank JMar2005
Reviewed 2 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,...More

1  Thank dgqc
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...More

4  Thank Travel_Monger53
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...More

2  Thank Wilson H
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...More

2  Thank wisconsinron
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Response from Tara04002 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - they have a lodge on site and wonderful hummingbird photography opportunities. I have a great day of photography there along with an amazing lunch out of... More