Get your Mindo local guide

Environment
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.

Commitment 
We are 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.

Goal
Our goal is to provide the practical knowledge in order to create ecological consciousness with the way of thinking: “we love what we know”. We also make it accessible and affordable to those in need.

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Richard Hernandez:

Naturalist 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: ecuadortourguide@gmail.com
Mobile/Whatsapp: 098 619 3500 / from abroad: (011-593-)98 619 3500

Tripadvisor reviews

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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, great overnight.
Date of the experience: January/2018

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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.

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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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