COVID and Health Issues


  • We will follow CDC recommendations as much as possible. Keep in mind that we will travel in a van. Recommended social distancing cannot be followed inside the vehicle, making a mask a requirement. Please check the entry requirements for Ecuador prior to the trip. https://ec.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-ecu-2/
  • A COVID vaccination is recommend before the trip as well as the purchase of medical travel insurance with evacuation coverage.
  • The tour leaders have been vaccinated.
  • We strongly recommend that you consult with your personal physician before your journey to discuss any limitations you may have with this trip.  (Our highest elevation is 10500  feet, so altitude sickness is a possibility).
  • The walking needed to reach the places for bird photography is minimal and many of the locations have hiking and walking trails to enjoy.