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Ecuador's Cloud Forest in the Choco Andean Corridor

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Gleaming hummingbirds, glass frogs, and shimmering insects are waiting to meet your acquaintance in the misty mountains of the western Andes. These tropical rainforests range in elevation from 8,000ft to 3,000ft above sea level and at each of the elevational gradients you'll find an abundance of new species. It's not just the animals though, we'll dive into Ecuador's history, make chocolate, and learn about some of the conservation projects that maintain this pristine forest. 

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Pricing is presented as per person
3-4 PAX
5-7 PAX
7 Days
5 Days
3 Days
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Tour Package Pricing Includes:

Prices include private domestic transportation, hotels and lodging, meals included in the itinerary, potable water, tours, entrance fees, activities, local guides, tips for appropriate staff, taxes, banking and service fees for the specified number PAX.

What's NOT included:

International airfare, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, snacks, laundry services, Covid-19 Testing, traveler’s insurance (recommended).

How this Works:

Here you'll find the generalized itineraries and activities. You'll find these to be fairly generalized, which gives us flexibility if you'd like to slightly modify the itinerary. Once we're in agreement, I'll send you an invoice. The invoice is to be paid in full as I cannot make reservations without upfront deposits. Once the invoice is paid in full, I'll send you a detailed itinerary. Two weeks before your trip I'll send you a finalized itinerary.

7 Day Tour:

Day 1: Pedro Vicente

Day 2: Pedro Vicente

Day 3: Mindo

Day 4: Mindo

Day 5: Mindo

Day 6: Tandayapa 

Day 7: Tandayapa

3 Day Tour:

Day 1:  Mindo

Day 2: Mindo

Day 3: Mindo

5 Day Tour:

Day 1: Mindo

Day 2: Mindo

Day 3: Mindo

Day 4: Tandayapa

Day 5: Tandayapa

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Itineraries download as PDFs

Debbie Proctor

It was a real pleasure to have you guide us through the jungle and cloud forest. I have a new appreciation for bugs and enjoy them much more now. As you said, "ask and the jungle will provide." Keep your enthusiasm. 

What people say!

Alicia Sprague

As an amateur entomologist and serious bug enthusiast, I knew I couldn’t go to Ecuador without a stay in the cloud forest, and Nancy was the perfect tour guide! Passionate, incredibly knowledgeable not only about insects but about cloud forest ecology in general, plus she handled all of the logistics and picked wonderful lodging and restaurants. Thanks Nancy for an incredible tour in this tropical paradise and for making one of my bucket list dreams come true!

Alicia Ramsey 

Thank you for making my time in Ecuador so great and special (and such a great birthday memory!) Thanks for using your passion and personality for the good of bugs and nature and now my travels! Jungle experiences are definitely better with a jungle woman in the lead =) I will hopefully be back someday, not too long. 

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