Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve
It was time to say bye to San Isidro and go out on a long drive to Tandapaya. It was a 4-5 hour long drive, had to drive all the way to Quito and from there to Tandayapa. We had few stop overs in between where we have seen few Llamas as well. (Domesticated ones) and also had lunch in Quito. By the time we reached Bella Vista it was dark and it was raining. Ofcourse it is cloud forest and expected to be raining. On the way from Quito to Bella Vista we also saw black vultures, but in interest of time we chose not to stop and click as it was raining, road was narrow and steep. After reaching Bella Vista i have seen the dream bird which i had in mind before coming to Ecuador, i had the image clicked by Nate of these birds printed in my mind. The booted racket tails. Could not resist the temptation even though it was almost dark grabbed the 5D M3 and 70-200 and clicked few images, though which i deleted all of them later. Bella Vista rooms were cool, typical forest reserve rooms. That night we have just finished our dinner and were waiting for the desert and one of the staff from Bella Vista comes running and tells us they have seen a Kinkajou. Fortunately my camera was around with flash mounted, grabbed it and ran to the deck to see the wonderful species. Got some images and good records.