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Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour provided by Mindo Cloud Forest Day Tours

Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
We do offer: enjoy the nature wonders at your own pace. pick up and drop off from/to Quito. licensed naturalist English/Spanish speaking local guide natural history, birding for beginners to amateur level, botanizing in their natural habitat, nature hikes from Easy to moderate-difficult level, sustainable and local support. OR WE CAN EVEN CUSTOMIZE THE TOUR FOR YOU.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Mindo Cloudforest.com
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Tandayapa
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Nanegalito
  • 3
    Mindo
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Mitad Del Mundo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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Important Information
Duration
9–11 hours
Inclusions
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed Naturalist English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Milpe Bird Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Mindo Cloudforest.com
  • Entry/Admission - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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David S. wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York5 contributions
I recently booked a day birding day tour with Richard while staying in Mindo. The tour was excellent—I saw all the birds I'd wanted to and got a number of great photos. Richard is a great, highly knowledgable guide and all-around nice guy. I would quickly book again with Richard
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from RichardHernandez593, Owner at Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your visit. I did enjoy being your guide here in the wonders of Mindo Cloud Forest.
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ernieandlaurie wrote a review Feb 2021
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In 2018, we arrived in Quito a day early for our Sobek Galapagos trip. Instead of booking a cloud forest tour through them, we booked directly on Tripadvisor with Richard. We couldn't have been more satisfied--he was prompt, polite, knowledgeable, and fun. We got to see
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from natureEcuador, Owner at Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Responded 25 Mar 2021
It is very pleasant to hear that you did enjoy the tour to the cloud forest. On behalf of all the people from here who are engaged with eco tourism, thank you so much.
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Manray09 wrote a review Feb 2021
Detroit, Michigan33 contributions12 helpful votes
We loved Ecuador, but by far the most memorable highlights were the two different day trips with Richard to Mindo and to Antisana. Very different ecologies, but Richard was incredibly knowledgable. He also is very personable and funny, and we feel like we got to know Ecuador and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from natureEcuador, Owner at Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Responded 25 Mar 2021
We all here in the world of the cloud forest were very pleased with your worth visit, thank you so much.
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fhhouse wrote a review Feb 2021
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Excellent guide. Very responsive to our very custom requests of sites to visit and timing. Logistics were well done, and we were able to visit a number of interesting sites on an unusual schedule. Richard is knowledgeable, friendly and reliable.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from HernandezRichard, Propietario at Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Responded 12 Feb 2021
I sincerely enjoyed the tour with all of you, thank you so much for your visit. It was a real pleasure for me to be your guide.
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Christine M wrote a review Feb 2021
Haverhill, Massachusetts94 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a free day in Ecuador and wanted to photograph some native birds. Richard was a most wonderful guide, extremely passionate about the flora and fauna of the area. He made sure I saw most of the key species, and was excited for me when I got the shots I wanted. I brought
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from HernandezRichard, Propietario at Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Thank you very much for your visit and I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide.
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About the operator

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kkbtraveler
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Great Day Tours with Great Guide
We had 3 days tours with Richard - all were excellent. Richard is an excellent guide - responsive, flexible and ver
Aurel K
Aurel K
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CHOCO BIRDING DAY - ENDEMIC 2
We did the tour "Mindo - Choco Bird Endemic 2" in Nov 2018, because we wanted to see the biggest local birds (Touca
lynnerose13
lynnerose13
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Beautiful place
We only spent a day here. We went to a cocoa and coffee farm which was interesting, had lunch at the Food Store whi
Farica J
Farica J
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Passionate, kind tour guide
Don't believe any negative reviews about Richard, he is an experienced, knowledgeable tour guide that enjoys sharin
Writefully
Writefully
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A long way for a nice rain forest
6 hour round trip to see a lovely rain forest. Cold cloudy day so no swimming for me. Zip lining wasn’t appealing t
sixweeksoff
sixweeksoff
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Wonderful tour of the cloud forest
We took a custom tour of the cloud forest with Richard in October. Richard is a goldmine of knowledge regarding the
hfinb
hfinb
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Hummingbirds galore
We visited here as part of a day tour from Quito. The hummingbirds are beautiful, very accommodating and of too man
Stuart W
Stuart W
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Excellent trip to Choco Cloud Forest
Richard organised an excellent 4 day trip centred around Mindo. My guide Marcello was very knowledgeable and we saw
Graham2109
Graham2109
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Fantastic experience
So glad that we found Richard’s details on a previous Tripadvisor report. This was our first trip to Ecuador and, w
bebe1971
bebe1971
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Amazing Day!
My husband and I recently spent a day with Richard in the Cloud Forest outside Quito. It was an amazing day! We boo
kyle3456
kyle3456
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Cloud forest tour, chocolate factory, ziplining day trip
Booked a tour with Richard Hernandez. He was the best guide we had during our vacation in Quito. I was hesitant to
fckcp
fckcp
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Wonderful Day Tour
We were a group of 4 that Richard took for a day tour from Quito to Mindo. We really appreciated Richard's knowled
LavenderFive
LavenderFive
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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
brianhX1193UU
brianhX1193UU
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Excellent knowledge, enthusiasm and tailoring of tours
Richard did an excellent job of guiding the tour through Mindo Cloud Forest sharing information on flora and fauna
bechtolbill
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1 Day Adventure Tour from Quito - Richard Hernandez
We booked an adventure tour with Richard Hernandez. This could not have been a more perfect day! Richard promptly p
Key Details
  • Duration: 9–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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