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Newsletter Spring 2020

Ecotours - Worldwide
KONDOR EcoLodge - Hungary
toucan ecolodge-costa rica

The original & only registered Ecotours with 2 lodges & offices at 2 continents


Europe, Latin America, Africa

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Dear Ecotours Travellers & Friends,

Our beautiful Planet is seriously sick and our human population suffering a pandemic. Some say that Mother Earth sent us home to think about what we have done... We only can hope that although it is tragic what is going on perhaps it will prompt a positive change, a different approach to many aspects of the global economy, politics and decision making.
Among many others perhaps tourism will change and focus will be more on small group and private tours than mass tourism. We have decades of experience in small scale birding and ecotourism and more than a decade ago we started to promote one-centred birding and wildlife tours to lower even further our carbon footprint. If you choose your destination wisely you do not need to roam around spending at each place only one or 2 nights but you can have amazing birds and wildlife around you just at that great well-selected lodge. This is what we offer at our 2 excelent lodges, Kondor EcoLodge at Kiskunság National Park in HUNGARY, Europe and at Toucan Birding EcoLodge & Wildlife Reserve in COSTA RICA. 
This will be the first Spring & Summer during decades that we will not be continuously on tours. We have just finished our first full season at Toucan EcoLodge and although all of our guests managed to finish the tours and travel home safely we stucked here in paradise. We are very lucky since we locked down in a 23 hectares beautiful garden and tropical primary and secondary forest which provides everyday something new even for us. Now we can find time to work on Trip Reports and we would like to help you to enjoy at least virtual travels by reading some of our newest ones here:
You can download our newToucan EcoLodge & Wildlife Reserve brochure here. 
We are continuously checking the Coronavirus situation and we believe that all Spring and Summer tours will be cancelled. We contact each of you who has a booking with us regarding each destination, tour or accommodation booking. We also advise you to follow the suggestions of your goverment regarding any travel. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
LAST Minute Offers

BRAZIL tour: combination of Pantanal & Atlantic Forest

BRAZIL - Pantanal: Jaguars, Jabirus & other Jewels - unique tour, incredible cruise,  very different from what anybody else offers, unique style Pantanal, BRAZIL cruise with Jaguars, Giant Anteaters, Giant Otters and colourful birds around.   Even the most travelled guests of ours said it was the best experience ever! 

22October -2November, 2020 12 days price: $5500 plus 600 single room/cabin supplement; spaces are limited

BRAZIL - endemics bonanza at the Atlantic Forest; can be combined with Pantanal: Jaguars, Jabirus & other Jewels  2-9November, 2020; Price 8 days at $2700 + 400 srs

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This almost 3 weeks long big adventure, the BRAZIL Birding & Wildlife tour has 2 completely different parts and it is possible to do either part or combined. The Pantanal part has a few days of terrestrial birding and wildlife alongside the Transpantaneria road with Giant Ant-eater, Hyacinth Macaw and many more, followed by an incredible and enjoyable boat journey for more than a week through the Pantanal jungle where you can have several Jaguars, Giant River Otters and loads of unforgotable birds and finally we spend a week in the Atlantic Forest looking for and finding close to 70 endemic bird species! If you are interested in more details of this tour, please click here.

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Upcoming Tours - Early Bird Offers


We have started to receive bookings for the next Winter-early Spring Season from  November 2020 till April 2021 at our Toucan EcoLodge, COSTA RICA. 

For those who book before the next BirdFair we offer the same special introductory price as before:

Half Board $89 or €80 or Ł74 per person per night 
Full Board $99 or €88 or Ł81 per person per night  

If you would be interested in a circuit tour visiting different parts of Costa Rica please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an offer as soon as possible.

COSTA RICA One-centre holiday at our lodge, Home of Toucans, Tanagers, Trogons and more Between November2020 and April, 2021 ; 7days at: 1499 + 219 USD srs

COSTA RICA Birds at Rainforests, Volcanoes and Beaches - round trip
Costa Rican endemics and near-endemics, Resplendent Quetzal, lowland and highland specialities Between November2020 and April, 202114 days at: 2999 + 419 USD

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We also offer Panama, Mexico, Belize, Brazil where we have had dozens of tours during the last 14 years.

Generally land prices are around 2 weeks for USD2,999+USD399srs depending on destination, group size and season

PANAMA – Migration Special & Top Tropical Birding - imagine more than a million Raptor in the sky!

clouds of several Raptor species, various Antbirds, Purple-throated Fruit-crow, White-throated Crake, Blue-crowned, Golden-collared Manakin, Rosy Bush-tanager, Golden-fronted Greenlet & many more - 10 days at: 2,499 USD + 359 USD srs

MEXICO Yucatan & Chiapas Yucatan endemics, plus Mexican Ant-thrush, Royal Flycatcher and much more

BELIZE with a bit of Yucatanand extension possibility to Guatemala
Spectacled Owl, Agami Heron, Jabiru, Orange-breasted Falcon, Speckled Pigeon, Sungrebe & more

MEXICO Yucatan & BELIZE from the Caribbean seaside into real jungles of Belize and up to the Mountain Pine Ridge. Wide variety of wildlife plus breathtaking Mayan ruins. If you are interested in more details of this tour, please click here.

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 TRANSYLVANIA-DANUBE DELTA Birds & Bears Sept, 2021 ; 10days $1599+ $299srs


Birds & Budapest during Winter, HUNGARY - mix of birding seasoned with culture

Winter Bird Photography Tour, HUNGARY - specialized & personalised bird photography tour, attractive Winter bird species such as Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor, Red-breasted Geese, but it is also possible to look for Ural Owl and several Woodpecker species. 

Estonia - Steller's Eider Tour - another popular Winter tour - March, 2021 - 4days Ł575 + srs

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For a LIST OF OTHER TOURS with suggested dates & prices please click hereWe also created a TOUR SELECTOR where you can filter all the tours based on destination or focus of the tour or monthIf you would like to Read More about the various tours we have done please visit our NEW Trip Report pages on our website.

We tend to do more tours than trip reports, but work hard to catch up with the paperwork as well, so please check our website and Facebook  pages regularly. J


Early Bird Offers


GEORGIA April, 2021 $1549 + $199 srs
ith loads of the Caucasian endemics, Lammergeier, Wallcreeper, 3 species of Rock Nuthatches, several Wheatear species, Black Francolin, Chuckar and many more.

BELARUS May, 2021 $1399 + $230 srs
with Azure Tit, Terek Sandpiper, Great Snipe, Great Grey Owl, Citrine Wagtail, Tengmalm's and Pygmy Owl, European Bison, Elk and many more.

HUNGARY - various tours at our KONDOR EcoLodgefrom Wildlife at Leisure Tour till special Bird & Macro-Photography Tour June, 2021 $1599 + $199 srs with Roller, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Great Bustard, Red-footed & Saker Falcons, Imperial Eagle & many more species around.

During all of our tours we use Swarovski bins & scopes which you can try at our Kondor EcoLodge, Hungary's first and only natural Swarovski showroom. You can check the quality of the products in our garden or around, focusing on Rollers, Bee-eaters, Orioles or Hoopoes. Try, hire or buy and you will get a special discount from our tours as well.

At each destination our aim is to come up with something new & different than others do and also offer more for less!

Please also check our attractive FaceBook pageyou do not have to be a member to enjoy it!

We offer excellent quality for attractive prices in Eastern Europe, Latin America & Worldwide.

All prices above include all the services, single room supplement, but without flight tickets! Please ask for details! All pics were made during our tours!

We hope to enjoy a great tour together with plenty of wildlife!


Welcome to the original & only registered Ecotours in Hungary &
Latin America (since 1997).

  • Offices at 2 continents led by licenced zoologist-naturalist & cultural guide couple
  • Working with major US, UK, European & Worldwide partners, bird clubs & societies
  • Friendly style, good value, quality holiday with professional guides & specialists
  • Dozens of countries covered by Photography, Birding, Wildlife, Nature & Culture tours
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