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Mindo cloudforest with richard hernandez

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04:15 am   Pick up from your hotel in Quito
Arrival to the lek.
Visit to the Andean Cock of the rock (sanguinolenta) lek, Yellow breasted antpitta, dark backed wood quail.
Optional: depart for birding the club-winged Manakin lek.
Mindo Birding morning at a bird lodge - sickle-winged guan, Ecuadorian thrush, slate-throated and spectacled whitestart, red-headed barbet, black-capped tanager, etc -Breakfast.
Arrival to a bird place: crimson-rumped toucanet, dusky bush-tanager, metallic-green tanager, toucan barbet, etc.
Birding: Violet tailed sylph, Velvet purple coronet, Brown Inca, purple-bibbed white tip, etc.
Back to Quito to your Hotel



03:00 am    Pick up from your hotel in Quito
Arrival to the village.
Visit the Long wattled umbrella bird lek.
Arrival to a bird lodge - Breakfast - Ecuadorian thrush, Toucan barbet.
Depart for birding at a bird santuary. Choco toucan, Club winged Manakin, Velvet purple coronet, Brown Inca.
Arrival to Tandayapa area - bird and hummingbirds:. White wiskered hermit, Gorgeted sunangel.
Depart to Quito
Back to Quito to your Hotel


Tripadvisor reviews

mindo birding tours
Tripadvisor review February 3/2018

mindocloudforest 2-day tour

We'd gone with Richard Hernandez on a day trip and were happy to book 2 days and an overnight with this - now I have to say - friend. His enthusiasm for nature and for the accomplighments of the people in Mindo sold us. He designed the trip to accommodate our requests but was flexible and added good suggestions. btw for a great overight, if you like frogs, book Mindo Lago.Mostrar menos
Date of the experience: January/2018


mindo birding tours
Tripadvisor review July 16/2018

Richard is an AMAZING naturalist and guide!

We just spent the day with Richard doing a hiking and birding day in the Mindo Cloud Forest and we cannot recommend this highly enough. I called Richard very last-minute and he was graciously able to fit us in and accompanied us for the day. We were so lucky! Richard is very knowledgeable about the forest and also very passionate about conservation and eco-tourism. He knows where excellent private reserves are in the forest and took us to three spots where we saw an amazing array of hummingbirds, toucans and tanagers. We also enjoyed a beautiful hike into a huge waterfall where we saw many orchids, bromeliads and lilies. Richard is so friendly, open and warm and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him throughout the day. I couldn't imagine coming to the Mindo cloud forest with anyone else, and we're already planning how we can get back to do more exploring here. Definitely visit the Mindo cloud forest when you're in Quito.

mindo birding tours
Tripadvisor review February 21/2018

Excellent Day Trip to Mindo Cloud Forest

Our day trip tour with Richard Hernandez was excellent. Richard is extremely knowledgeable naturalist. The whole day was enjoyable. My favorite part was visiting the hummingbird sanctuary. Since this was a private tour, Richard was very accommodating to our needs. Richard loves what he does and it shows in his enthusiasm on the tour. Another highlight of the tour, was a detour that we took when some locals found a rare snake in the forest and we went to view it. Such an amazing experience! Thanks Richard.
Date of the experience: Nov/2017


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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.