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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! .
Date of the experience:April/2013

Tripadvisor Review December/2019

Infectious Enthusiasm

Richard is super-knowledgeable and accommodating. He genuinely enjoys his work and his enthusiasm for it shines through. He began my tour by asking my preferences, and then he customized each aspect of the day to best suit my interests. He spent time on the right things and made sure that everything was to my liking as we went along. He is a pleasure to talk to and has broad interests and expertise. This tour was the highlight of my visit, and I plan to take a different tour with him when I return to Ecuador
Date of the experience:Dec./2019

Tripadvisor Review August/2020

Mindo WOW!

We had such an amazing time under Richard's guidance. He took care of everything and was not bothered by our change in plans
Date of the experience:Jan./2020

Tripadvisor Review September/2021

Great experience

I had a lovely experience in the cloud forest. Richard was friendly and knowledgeable. My favorite part was getting to know the locals and learning from them. It was fun spotting different birds and learning about some of the plants. I would definitely recommend him as a guide.
Date of the experience:July/2021

Tripadvisor Review September/2021

A day at Mindo Cloud Forest with Richard H.

I did go to Mindo Cloud Forest in November 2020 when travelling was a no go around the world. Lucky me I was in Ecuador. Richard took me to the Mindo Forest and I was able to see more or less 50 different kind of birds. As a bird lover, there are a few places in the world where you are able to see so much biodiversity. Ecuador, Costa Rica are blessed with that. Richard shared the same passion for biodiversity and he took the time to show me the area of Mindo Cloud Forest and I will never forget that experience.
Date of the experience:Nov./2020

Tripadvisor Review August/2021

Great tours with Richard!

We had a wonderful time visiting the Mindo Cloud forest with Richard and highly recommend him. He tailored the tour for our desires and took us to some very special places. We’ve never been especially interested in bird watching, but Richard made it so fun and interesting that we booked another tour with him to see the condors. He helped us get great photos and the food was wonderful, especially at the restaurant with butterflies in the windows. We’re grateful to have been able have these experiences and his knowledge of nature and wonderful personality made the trips especially enjoyable.
Date of the experience:Aug./2021

Tripadvisor Review July/2021


Richard was a fantastic guide. From our original trip that was planned for April 2020 through actually arriving in Ecuador in June of 2021, Richard was most accommodating during the COVID pandemic that upended travel. During our day trip with him in June he took all necessary COVID precautions. Our trip to the Mindo cloud forest was wonderful. We learned many things as Richard is very knowledgeable and shares a great deal of information. He helped us plan a day that was interesting and fun and included some of the sights that we were hoping to see. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and respect his naturalist knowledge immensely. We had a wonderful and memorable day and learned so much about the cloud forest, Quito and Ecuador.
Date of the experience:June/2021

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.
Date of the experience:July/2018

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 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

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.
Date of the experience:March/2018

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!
Date of the experience:Dec./2018

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The kind of tour for Nature lovers a minimun hiking level is required. Off the beaten path tour.Discovering waterfalls, sparkling rivers, birds in the wild. Join us for a fantastic natural experience.

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"2 days Mindo"

After a day exploring the cloud forest is not enough and you need at least one more day. In this 2 days tour package with an overnight IN or OUT of Mindo town. All inclusive tour !

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