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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

Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
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Last updated: Aug 31, 2020
A note from Richard Hernandez naturalist guide - Private Mindo cloud forest day tour
Mandatory health insurance applies only to foreign tourists.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 167824P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Ground transportation • Licensed Naturalist English speaking guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Entrance fees • Breakfast • Entry/Admission - Milpe Bird Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - San Miguel de los Bancos • Entry/Admission - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up at 7:15 AM from any hotel or address within Quito. We drop off between 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM as max. to your hotel or other address within Quito city. Out of Quito an additional fee.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Ground transportation • Licensed Naturalist English speaking guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Entrance fees • Breakfast • Entry/Admission - Milpe Bird Sanctuary • Entry/Admission - San Miguel de los Bancos • Entry/Admission - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up at 7:15 AM from any hotel or address within Quito. We drop off between 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM as max. to your hotel or other address within Quito city. Out of Quito an additional fee.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 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
    See details
  • 4
    Mitad Del Mundo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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marlab402
3 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2021 • Solo
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.
Written September 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MURIEL M
Papeete, French Polynesia54 contributions
A day at Mindo Cloud Forest with Richard H.
Nov 2020
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.
Written September 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen D
4 contributions
Great tours with Richard!
Aug 2021
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.
Written August 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamela G
1 contribution
Wonderful!
Jun 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.
Written July 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RichardHernandez593
Thank you so much for your visit.
Written August 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David S.
New York City, NY5 contributions
Great birding tour---highly recommend
Mar 2021
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 and recommend him without reservation.
Written March 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RichardHernandez593
Thank you so much for your visit. I did enjoy being your guide here in the wonders of Mindo Cloud Forest.
Written April 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ernieandlaurie
1 contribution
Fabulous Mindo Tour
Mar 2020
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 innumerable hummingbirds and other wildlife on preserves owned by Richard's special local contacts. He encouraged us to go into his favorite lunch spot to order our carryout and interact with the owner directly. Instead of just getting the food for us, he created a wonderful cross cultural interaction. His English was very solid.
Written February 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
natureEcuador
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.
Written March 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manray09
Detroit, MI32 contributions
Richard is a great guide
Mar 2020
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 its culture much better with his guidance. I highly recommend him.
Written February 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
natureEcuador
We all here in the world of the cloud forest were very pleased with your worth visit, thank you so much.
Written March 25, 2021
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fhhouse
1 contribution
Flexible and Responsive Guide
Jan 2021
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.
Written February 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written February 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine M
Haverhill, MA94 contributions
I'd love to go back!
Mar 2020
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 home some wonderful memories and beautiful pictures that I will treasure for a lifetime!
Written February 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your visit and I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide.
Written February 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie G
Manchester, NH19 contributions
Mindo WOW!
Jan 2020
We had such an amazing time under Richard's guidance. He took care of everything and was not bothered by our change in plans.
Written August 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your visit. I was pleased to guide you through the nature wonders.
Written February 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
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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
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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
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