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Richard Hernandez

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" Visit the Subtle Beauty of the Cloud Forest "

Western Andes of Ecuador

with Richard Hernandez your Naturalist & Bird Guide

Mindo Cloud Forest.com brings different kind of cloud forest visitors looking for safe-educational or eco-friendly enjoyment of the Cloud Forest while they get a close look of the nature wonders.

I am committed to the encouragement of people for both sides locals and tourists, and it will bring new comers and new entrepreneurs in the cloud forest - Symbiosis. The charisma and love allows to give practical ways of understandings how the eco-system works. how the world might work.

My goal is to provide the practical knowledge in order to create ecological consciousness with the way of thinking: " we love what we know".

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Richard Hernandez:

Naturalist licensed and bird guide. Discovering the cloud forest: birding, hiking, natural history, botanizing, frogging, adventure tours.
Additional studies: History and pre Columbian art of Ecuador
Availability: make a reservation in advance
Languages spoken: Spanish (his native) and English fluent
Experienced: near 20 years
Places visited: The Galapagos islands (almost all of the islands), Amazon and Highlands of Ecuador
E mail: info@mindocloudforest.com
Mobile/Whatsapp: 098 619 3500 / from abroad: (011-593-)98 619 3500
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The preservation of the primary and pristine forest which requires an ecological compromise. These kind of tours are for people who really appreciate nature in its fullest and with an ecological concern. When you book a nature tour of the cloud forest, make sure your tour operator and tour guide are both licensed and have an ecological concern: Leave No Trace, the massive concentration of tourists in one single place creates an ecological impact, have a look what is happening with "the Galapagos islands": The Galapagos islands-consevation-crisis.

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Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a dream for all of us. I am Richard Hernandez and I was very fortunate to know the Galapagos archipelago thanks to my profession as a naturalist guide and now as a cruise travel agent to the islands. For my point of view I found that the best way to get to know the Galapagos archipelago is aboard a first-class catamaran, for its stability, cruise speed and comfort, service standards, crew and naturalist guide level III. The shipowner and I work together. Let me help you plan your Galapagos holiday with my cruise offers.

Our Tripadvisor reviews since 2013

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Tripadvisor Review February 07/2019

Passionate, kind tour guide

Richard is an experienced, knowledgeable tour guide that enjoys sharing his passion for the flora and fauna of Ecuador. He has a great sense of humour, and had us laughing during the whole excursion. We learned so much about birds and plants- our hike in the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve was so much fun. Our included meal at the bird lodge was delicious, and after mentioning we wanted to visit the Equator line, he was happy to transport us there, arrange a tour guide for us at the museum, and bring us back to our hotel. We have beautiful pictures of the Mindo cloud forest and hummingbirds from our excursion. If you are genuinely interested in Ecuador's ecology and are looking for a kind, intelligent guide then you won't be disappointed! .

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Tripadvisor Review April 12/2018

Excellent two day tour to Mindo Cloud Forest

My wife and I had an excellent two day tour with Richard Hernández. He collected us from our hotel in Quito and then over the next 36 hours took us to a range of places where we saw and photographed all sort of wildlife including hummingbirds and tanagers, whilst Richard enthusiastically shared with us his great knowledge of the birds, plants and animals. In our tour we had two walking expeditions including one to a small waterfall via a zip line, and another to a 100 metre high cascade following a climbing trek through the woods and forests. On both walks we were given full explanations of all the plants and sights that we saw. Our overnight stay was at BellaVIsta Reserve, which was beautifully sited and met all our expectations. The second day had an early start to sight the magnificent Cock of the Rock bird in the depths of the forest. The tour was a wonderful time for us both. Richard Hernández is a tremendous guide and is passionate about the beauty and wonders of the Cloud Forest. Thoroughly recommended. .

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Tripadvisor reviewed May 21/2013

Excellent tour and a great day!

I had only one day in Quito and contacted this company to see if I could coordinate to see the various places I wanted to see. Richard bent over backwards to get me to see everything on my list. It was a very full day, but it was amazing and well worth the price. I appreciated Richard's communication with me to confirm all of the activities beforehand and his expert's eye at spotting birds and wildlife. I thought the Bellavista reserve was an amazing place, and I enjoyed going to the various spots around Mindo Town. All in all, a great experience and I highly recommend booking with Richard and this company! .

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Hiking and birding

moderate to difficult hiking level required.

Fantastic day tour with a local taste but not touristy. Ecological and sustainable support to quite not very crowded places where they do also welcome people like you. A minimum hiking level is required and a disposal also to learn about the ecosystem and local people.
Two types of tours in one day tour. On this we do not visit the town of Mindo, we do enjoy hiking and birds.

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These kind of tours are for people who really appreciate nature in its fullest and with an ecological concern .

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