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Mindo Bird Tours

boston, ma
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Mindo Bird Tours

I am considering using Mindo Bird Tours to visit Bellavista Cloud Forest. Has anyone used them? Your thoughts? Any other guide I should consider?

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Try Charlie Vogt at Andeanbirding.com, very experienced American bird tour leader located in Quito.

Williston, Vermont
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Why not just book directly with the Bellavista people? (Or is Mindo Bird Tours their company?!)

Bellavista is lovely, but if you stay in the main building (the geodesic dome) don't expect much privacy. The walls are very thin - you can hear everything on the other side. Consider asking for one of the newer buildings near the gate. Also, when we were there, the bedding smelled very musty (not surprising in the damp cloud forest!) But still, worth the visit. The hummingbirds alone are worth it, and the trails are well-marked and varied.

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