Ecuador Herping Tour

Ecuadorian Amazon - Choco - Tropical Andes

10 Days / 9 Nights
3450,00 USD (Shared Occupancy)
+ 300,00 USD (Single Occupancy)
2 - 6 Pax Group*
Dates: Feb 17 - 26, 2025

Specialized guide and photographer, local guides, private ground transportation, full feeding and accommodation, entrance to reserves and community fees.

Not Included:
Travel insurance, extra food or drinks, alcoholic beverages, international flight, tips, laundry or any other personal expenses during the trip.

Trip Plan

This great Adventure, focused on finding the best and most iconic species of amphibians and reptiles will start in the lowlands forests in the Amazon. There will remain for 3 nights, observing and photographing the amazing diversity of herpetofauna.

For the second part of the trip we will cross the Andes Cordillera from east to west, there the Ecuadorian Chocó will welcome us with all its biodiversity for 3 nights, where we could observe several threatened species of amphibians and reptiles.

For the third and final stage, we will move to the cloud forests in the western foothills of the Andes, an area of high endemism. Unique species herpetofauna await us there for 2 nights before returning to Quito and finishing this tour.

This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito.

Herping Leader

Paolo Escobar

Co-founder and specialized guide. Passionate photographer and nature lover.

Travel Information

Tour Specifics

It is a trip for photographers and herping lovers, with moderate walks.
The tour will be in rainy season, with bilingual guides: English/Spanish.
There is internet access and laundry service in most of the lodges and the electricity works at 110 volts.

Other information

It is advisable to purchase a travel insurance and consult to your doctor for vaccinations (yellow fever, tetanus, and hepatitis).
All amounts are in US dollars and per person.
A deposit is required to booking.

Suggested equipment

A digital SLR camera with a macro lens preferably with an aperture f/2.8.
A sturdy tripod + ball head tripod.
External flash (triggers), and a good diffuser or a light plastic softbox.
Waterproof headlamp.
Enough batteries and memory cards.

Suggested clothes

It is recommended to bring
camera backpack with rain cover.
Lightweight breathable long pants and long sleeve shirts.
Rain poncho and rubber boots.
Waterproof hiking shoes.
Sunblock and insect repellent.


Forest Symphony

It is a journey across the "3 worlds" of Mainland Ecuador, looking for the best species of amphibians and reptiles through the rainforests of the Amazon, and the cloud forests of the Andes and Chocó.
An adventure with many emotions, sounds, colors and endemic species to photograph.

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