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Would you like to have a wonderful experience in the Cloud forest of Mindo - Ecuador ?

 

5 of 5 starsReviewed 21 February 2015

Richard Hernandez provided a two-day trip that was very well-rounded and extremely informative. And beautiful. The sequence of events is very well thought out and he is flexible to changing weather and changing clients (and vegetarians in our case). Costs are modest considering the range of what he does and his professional knowledge (many, many years as a national guide and many now in his eco-tourism specialty). His commitment to the Mindo community is strong: so what you pay him also filters on to the local community.

Visited February 2015

 

 

 

5 of 5 starsReviewed 18 February 2015

We took an overnight tour of the Mindo area with Richard. It was a terrific trip with hiking and photography opportunities, and learning about this part of Ecuador. On the first day, we went on a short hike in an Orchid Preserve,visited two different private places to see hummingbirds and butterflies, learned about how chocolate is made in a small factory, did a cable car ride in pouring rain and, at night, took a short trip in the forest to discover and see tiny frogs. On the second day, we left very early to see Cock-of-the-Rocks flying around just as sun came up on dense forest, and then went on a couple of short hikes. Richard is very knowledgable and friendly. Further, he has taken as his mission to help other locals benefit from tourism, instead of that money going to third parties (large tour companies). I like that and I am glad we did our little bit to encourage it. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2015

 

 

5 of 5 starsReviewed 31 January 2015 

Richard was our host and guide for a 2 day trip to Mindo. Richard is very knowledgeable about Ecuador, Mindo area, cloud forests and the birds of the area. We had a full 2 days which included learning about the birds, plant life, cloud forests, hiking, cable car, chocolate factory tour, Mitad del Mindo. The restaurants and hostel were all locally owned, good choices for this trip. We would definitely recommend Richard's tours.

Visited January 2015

 

 

“Great tour. Magical Place”
Reviewed 10 August 2015
Richard Hernandez did a great job. He took my family and me on a two-day guided tour of the Mido area. Right from the first contact to the final good-bye, he was professional and helpful. His knowledge of the area (and Ecuador as well) is impressively broad and he is skillful at communicating it. All in all, I highlight recommend Richard as a guide, and Mindo as a destination.
Visited August 2015

 

 

“A Passionate Informative Guide”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 16 May 2015
We're so glad we found Richard and booked this day tour with him. We learned a ton about the flora and fauna of this area. Richard was born and raised in this wonderful place so he is very passionate about sharing information. Our favorite stop was the hummingbirds. We recommend this tour for sure.
Visited May 2015

 

 

“Learned a lot and got some great photos on Mindo Full Day Tour”
Reviewed 22 April 2015
I booked a full day tour of Mindo with Richard. 

Richard was very informative and friendly. I asked a lot of questions and Richard was able to answer almost all of them. He also spoke about Ecuador's culture and politics, which I found interesting. 

The tour itself was well rounded. We stopped at a beautiful lookout (Puluahua crater), hiked to a waterfall and learned about different plants, stopped at a butterfly farm, rode a cable car (that was a little scary for someone with a fear of heights...) and got to watch hummingbirds. I learned a lot and got some fantastic photos. 

I also appreciated that Richard tries to support the community by working with locally owned businesses.

I would recommend tours run by Richard to friends.

Tim
Visited March 2015

 

 

“Perfect Day......I would do it all over again”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 April 2015
Richard Hernadez was outstanding as a guide and naturalist. He was very informative, and accommodating as to what we most wanted to see.......birds, hiking the waterfall, hummingbirds, orchid farm......etc. It was a fun filled day......with a great appreciation for this beautiful landscape. We did this trip with Richard before a Galapagos cruise with Celebrity.
Visited March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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“Great Day Out in Mindo”
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014 
The day Mindo tour was one of the best things we did in Ecuador during our 8 day stay. Richard was an amazing just and ensured we saw everything we wanted to and even made recommendations on good restaurants in the area. Definitely a must if you're going to be in Quito/Mindo.
Visited November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 May 2015
Richard was an excellent tour guide. We started off with an excellent view of the crater town, hike through a jungle to a beautiful waterfall then onto Mindo where we zip lined (this is insanely fun), visited the butterfly farm, ate a delicious lunch and then Richard added a stop at the Middle of the World tour where you get to see and do some really neat stuff. And our trip wasn't complete until we stopped where Andrew Zimmern at Guinea Pig and we tried some ourselves. The day lasted almost 10 hours. Very professional and Rich's English is perfect.
Visited April 2015

 

 

 

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“Great two days in Mindo”
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
We took an overnight tour of the Mindo area with Richard. It was a terrific trip with hiking and photography opportunities, and learning about this part of Ecuador. On the first day, we went on a short hike in an Orchid Preserve,visited two different private places to see hummingbirds and butterflies, learned about how chocolate is made in a small factory, did a cable car ride in pouring rain and, at night, took a short trip in the forest to discover and see tiny frogs. On the second day, we left very early to see Cock-of-the-Rocks flying around just as sun came up on dense forest, and then went on a couple of short hikes. Richard is very knowledgable and friendly. Further, he has taken as his mission to help other locals benefit from tourism, instead of that money going to third parties (large tour companies). I like that and I am glad we did our little bit to encourage it. Highly recommended.
Visited January 2015

 

 

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Mindo birds

 

“Truly wonderful guide to an incredible part of Ecuador.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Richard Hernandez guided our group through the beauty and mystery of the Mindo Cloud Forest with great knowledge,patience and humor. He was able to uncover unique birdwatching opportunities with some of the best bird experts in all of Ecuado and provided us with daily opportunities to hike to our heart's content. We enjoyed his enthusiasm and love of his country and appreciated his careful shepherding of our little group. Richard is the very best of the many guides we have used in our travels.
We loved the hotel he arranged for us as well as the delightful and varied Ecuadorian meals. He was flexible in rearranging our schedule to fit the changing weather, and provided us with an excellent driver and tour bus. Our time in Mindo with Richard was the highlight of our Ecuadorian experience. 
Kelly and Sara McCabe

 

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“Excellent tour and a great day!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2013
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!
Visited April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“tour of ecuador”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2013
Richard is a wonderful,caring tour guide who made our trip pleasant. He hiked with us and amazed me with his knowledge of the native flora. I would let him take you to Otavalo and then to lunch at the hacienda and if you have time and and you are in a quirky mood visit the shamans. You will never never forget this day. And don`t forget the zip-lining excursion as well. Richard is an educated bilingual guide who was amazing.
Visited September 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ricardo Hernandez”
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2014
Ricardo Hernandez is very knowledgeable about the history of the Cloud Forest as well as the creatures that inhabit the forest, particularly the birds. In addition, he is a very pleasant personality. I would highly recommend Ricardo for this tour as well as others in the Quito/Mindo area.
Visited January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve

 

“Great tour. Magical Place”
5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Richard Hernandez did a great job. He took my family and me on a two-day guided tour of the Mido area. Right from the first contact to the final good-bye, he was professional and helpful. His knowledge of the area (and Ecuador as well) is impressively broad and he is skillful at communicating it. All in all, I highlight recommend Richard as a guide, and Mindo as a destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mindo Cloud Forest

 

 

“magical place”
5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Worth the money, fresh trout lunch was great. Rain forest gide was very knowledgeable, saw lots of nirds especially humming birds.
Visited June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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