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Richard Hernandez the highly recommended naturalist guide on Tripadvisor


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Tourism is not doing well for a little while, meanwhile Richard Hernandez your naturalist (certified) with proficiency in English got the brilliant idea of teaching Spanish while you learn about: Ecuador culture, its History, wildlife, natural history, people, art, religion, spiritualism, politics, any topic you may want to know about. You will get amazed by the progress of both, knowledge and improvement of your Spanish (Castellan) language.

Why Richard Hernandez ?

Ex Benedictine monk, he started before as a Franciscan Friar. Certified and licensed National tour guide and naturalist guide (Ecuador, South America) with experience of near 20 years working only with English speaking people with experience in different fields like art, History, etc. Richard before working in the Travel industry he did teach English in a school center with kids from 7 to young ones up to 16 years old.

How does Richard give his Spanish lessons ?

Online platform and if it requires a virtual whiteboard too. Additonal material or other resources related with the topic to talk about according with the student interest.

What about his teaching methodology ?

Based on "you only know what you love" very simple, don't you think ? Try it !

How much does he charge for the spanish lessons ?

USD.12 an hour. Contact me before by email and let me know the topic or subject you would like to talk, learn, practice about.

and the payment ?

Definitely no wire transfers due to its very high bank fees for both parties. E wallets like Paypal, etc. Let us know which is the one of your preference.

after the payment ?

You will be contacted by email ( the formal way ) and WhatsApp number ( to have a WhatsApp number for faster communication purpose is advisable ).

the availability ?

Here in Quito, Ecuador is GMT-5 time zone. I am 24/7 available for my students. Early bird or night owl ?

Ecuador Address:           
Urb. Biloxi, Quito.
Ecuador Phone: land line 023064089
WhatsApp or Mobile 0986193500

From abroad of Ecuador:            
Land line: (011-593-2) 3064089
WhatsApp or Mobile (011-593-)986193500
WeChat ID: mindocloudforest

tripadvisor reviews

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


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.

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.