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Ecuador tours

Ecuador

Madagascar tours

Madagascar

Sri Lanka photo safari

Sri Lanka

Namibia–Botswana photo safari

Namibia–Botswana

Costa Rica herping tour

Costa Rica

Panama herping tour

Panama

Colombia herping tour

Colombia

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Sebastián taught me how to use flash, showed me the right angle, did the extra mile. He was also very respectful and caring for the animals he found. I liked it very much.

Adam Fifi, Trinidad and Tobago

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I chose Tropical Herping because you offered a short 2–3 day herping tour that I could fit into my bird photography trip. I like that you're focused on research and conservation as well as photography and tourism. I liked that the trip wasn't just about seeing the frogs, but also included photo tips and help. I learned about nighttime photography, off-camera flash, and Live View (and thanks so much for the use of your flash transmitter!).

Cherie Irvine, United States

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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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...the opportunity to visit Yasuni on a reptile photo shoot with Tropical Herping was a dream come true. With their help and advice, I took some of the best reptile and amphibian shots in a photo library stretching back more than a decade. The Tropical Herping team is young, enthusiastic, friendly and extremely helpful.

Phil Bowles, United States

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From day one on I felt like staying with friends whom I’ve known for a long time – it was just so enjoyable! I will never forget the moment when during a night walk we discovered a most beautiful poison dart frog in the Amazon rain forest, and got all so excited about this so tiny and fragile creature – it was simply breathtaking.

Ulrike Fischer, Switzerland

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I am super proud of the photos Jorge and Sebastián helped me to get and I consider this one of my best experiences ever!

Joseph Beck, United States

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Frank Pichardo gave us a totally great Tropical Herping tour. I don't think we have ever enjoyed anything that much before in Africa or Costa Rica or Alaska or Italy or Turkey. In other words, we have traveled quite a bit. From the evening that he met us at a totally ridiculous hour at the airport, Frank was remarkably knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and an awfully nice guy to communicate daily with to boot. His ability to find us new photo subjects every day was just amazing, and greatly appreciated.

Richard Starrett, United States

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