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Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips

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We provide personalized top-notch services with a wide variety of tours through some of the most amazing destinations in Ecuador.We promote sustainable development in fragile and threatened ecosystems supporting locally managed ecotourism projects...more
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Pte. Wilson E7-17 and Reina Victoria | La Mariscal, Quito 170143, Ecuador
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I wish there was enough time and space to list the number of accolades I could list for this tour and its guide, Santiago. To list this as only a birding tour does not do it justice. Santiago's knowledge of history, topography, environmental science and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tom12newengland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't ordinarily review, though we use TripAdvisor frequently. However, we feel compelled to offer our comments on what was truly the trip of a lifetime. Santiago Salazar, the owner/founder of Neotropical Nature & Birding, customized our itinerary and was our guide for a 14...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pancho our guide was terrific, a real expert on both birds and photography. Organization was seamless. We had a wonderful time and Pancho was an excellent host. Thank you so much for organizing a splendid day in Mindo for us.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We had a magical final day in Ecuador at the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve. The booking was easy, the staff of Neotropic are friendly and helpful, and the birding and guiding were excellent! We saw 8 species of hummingbird and four Toucans right at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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yalecueche, Sales Representative at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rachel, We love to read that you had a wonderful day trip in the cloud forest and that you found our staff friendly and helpful. Our goal is to provide the best service, so we really appreciate your feedback about your experience. Thanks again...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Organised a trip to Galapagos and Yasuni National Park, it was all done last minute yet the arrangements were impeccably. The boat trips in Galapagos were well organised and punctual. The hotel was clean with great service. The guides were punctual and very knowledgeable of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maria Gabriela Z, Gerente at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hello Jaideep! We are glad to know you enjoyed your tours in the Galapagos and the Amazon. We were happy to have you with us and hope you come back to Ecuador some time soon!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We had a wonderful trip with Santiago to Antisana. He is enthusiastic and we loved all he had to teach us about the history, ecology and the wildlife. He is passionate about his birds and we learnt so much from him and he sent us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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yalecueche, Sales Representative at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Liz, Thanks for your feedback. It was a pleasure for us to arrange this trip for you and we're very happy to know you had a great day with our guide Santiago. We hope to have you again in Ecuador very soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

We made a trip to Ecuador (My wife and two children’s ages 20/24) and we had about a week to travel around. Santiago was our tour guide for the first Five days and also our driver. The amount of knowledge that Santiago has in different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Santiago S, Naturalist guide & tour leader at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Yuval, thank you so much for your kind words. It was an honor to share time with you and your family, I truly enjoyed your company. I'm glad you had a great time in our charming country, and hope to see you back in...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a day well spent! I took a private tour lead by my bi-lingual guide Pancho, to the Mindo Cloud Forrest. I basically could choose whatever we were to do and decided on zip lining, the Mariposa butterfly farm, and humming bird sanctuary. All...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelista21
Santiago S, Guest Relations Manager at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Heather, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the day. Our goal is to transmit our love for our country and provide you with the best experience possible. We hope to have back in Ecuador some time soon!

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a long day prior to our late flight out of Quito and took advantage of seeing more of the western Andean region for the day with Santiago as our private guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all things Ecuador, including...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Santiago S, Naturalist guide at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Yasmin, Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted to know that you found this trip interesting and that it was the right decision before your flight back home. Hope to see you back in Ecuador someday soon! Thanks again for the feedback and...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Santiago was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, showing us many, many new birds. Humming birds everywhere! The day far exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble and he collected us and dropped us back to our hotel despite the long journey. I would thoroughly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SMorgan62
Santiago S, Naturalist guide at Neotropical Nature & Birding Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Sue and David,Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and husband loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement...More

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Tommy P
September 30, 2016|
Response from Santiago S | Property representative |
Dear Tommy, You can find the rates for all the trips we have to offer in neotropical ecuador web site. We can customize any trip to match with your interests and budget. Please let me know if we can help you in anyway. All... More