$3,890.

Quito Mindo Choco Amazon

May 27, 2019. 10 nights. 4–7 pax. $665 in single room.

Extension: Galapagos

+$3,950. 8 nights. $650 in single room.

Tour leaders: Frank Pichardo, Jose Vieira

Included: Package based on two people sharing a room. All meals and accommodation. All river and road transfers. Guides and tour leaders. Park entrance fees. Travel money safety insurance. Package based on...Package based on two people sharing a room. All meals and accommodation. All river and road transfers. Guides and tour leaders. Park entrance fees. Travel money safety insurance. Excluded: Additional nights due to flight cancellations. Alcoholic beverages, bottled water and snacks. Health insurance. International and domestic airfares. Laundry. Phone calls or messages. Photo equipment. Visa fees. Additional nights...Additional nights due to flight cancellations. Alcoholic beverages, bottled water and snacks. Health insurance. International and domestic airfares. Laundry. Phone calls or messages. Photo equipment. Visa fees.

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What to bring? Check out our suggested packing list.

Mindo

Three hours drive after you land in Quito and you will arrive to Mindo, the most herpeto-diverse cloudforest in the world. This region houses 120 species of amphibians and reptiles.

Top 5 species1. Pinocchio Anole
Anolis proboscis
2. Red-spotted Glassfrog
Nymphargus grandisonae
3. Osborne's Lancehead
Bothrops osbornei
4. Hippie Anole
Anolis fraseri
5. Pinocchio Rainfrog
Pristimantis appendiculatus
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Choco

Five hours drive from Mindo and you will arrive at the second most diverse hotspot on Earth, the Choco rainforest. The Ecuadorian part is home to 214 species of amphibians and reptiles, but has only 2% of the original vegetation cover.

Top 5 species1. Northern Eyelash-Boa
Trachyboa boulengeri
2. Little-devil Poison-Frog
Oophaga sylvatica
3. Chachi Treefrog
Boana picturata
4. Eyelash Palm-Pitviper
Bothriechis schlegelii
5. Yellow-blotched Glassfrog
Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum
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Amazon

The icing on the cake for your herping tour will be the mighty Amazon jungle, and not just any part of it. You will visit the upper Amazon basin, which is regarded as the single most biodiverse region on the planet.

Top 5 species1. Green Anaconda
Eunectes murinus
2. Amazonian Poison-Frog
Ranitomeya ventrimaculata
3. Two-striped Forest-Pitviper
Bothriopsis bilineata
4. Emerald Tree-Boa
Corallus batesii
5. Tiger-striped Monkey-Frog
Phyllomedusa tomopterna
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Galapagos

If you join the tour extension, a two-hour in-country flight will take you to the enchanted Galapagos islands, home to 52 species of reptiles, allmost all of which found nowhere else on the planet.

Top 5 species1. Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
2. Western Santa Cruz Giant-Tortoise
Chelonoidis porteri
3. Galapagos Land-Iguana
Conolophus subcristatus
4. Sierra Negra Giant-Tortoise
Chelonoidis guntheri
5. Santa Cruz Lava-Lizard
Microlophus indefatigabilis
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Bothriopsis bilineata
Nymphargus lasgralarias
Pristimantis ornatissimus
Bothrops osbornei
Boana picturata
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Microlophus grayii
Nymphargus grandisonae
Anolis aequatorialis
Oophaga sylvatica
Ameerega bilinguis
Phyllodactylus galapagensis
Gonatodes humeralis
Microlophus grayii
Chelonoidis porteri
Anolis proboscis
Diploglossus monotropis
Chelonoidis denticulata
Boa constrictor
Ranitomeya ventrimaculata
Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
Lepidoblepharis peraccae
Eunectes murinus
Imantodes chocoensis
Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum
Melanosuchus niger
Bothrocophias campbelli
Pristimantis appendiculatus
Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Bothriechis schlegelii
Chelonoidis porteri
Corallus batesii
Cochranella litoralis
Conolophus subcristatus
Bothriopsis pulchra
Trachyboa boulengeri
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At first, I didn't feel we needed a guide for what we wanted to do. However, after comparing resort prices and "touristy itineraries", we decided that having the dedicated guide services of Tropical Herping at this remote location was a no brainer! I truly feel that they provide more value than any other Amazon tour group that I am aware of.

Jon and Cristina Wedow, Canada

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With Tropical Herping we were able to do what we wanted, when we wanted, 24 hours a day! They were knowledgeable about everything and willing to do anything and at any time... They made sure we were happy and that we set the schedule, not them.

Jon and Cristina Wedow, Canada

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After going to Costa Rica and getting a taste for herping the tropics, my friends and I started looking for somewhere a littler further off the beaten path. We did some research, talked to some friends, and came to the conclusion Ecuador was going to be the spot. Tropical Herping came well recommended and definitely didn't disappoint. We were really stoked to be able to customize our trip according to the herps each of us really wanted to see, as well as our budget.

Seth Cohen, United States

Why come with us?

We find you the animals

1. We take you to the animals

We help you get the shot

2. We help you get the photo

We use the money to fund research

3. We use the money to fund research

We use the money to save the Choco

4. We use the money to save the Choco rainforest