Herping And Macro

Herping And Macro

Eastern and Western Foothills of the Andes, and Amazon

10 days / 10 nights
2598.00 USD + VAT (Shared Occupancy)
2998.00 USD + VAT (Single Occupancy)
6 - 10 Pax

Includes:
Private land and fluvial transportation, lodging, all meals, entrance to natural reserves, community fees.

Does not include:
Additional meals or drinks, alcoholic beverages, medical insurance, international air taxes, VAT (National Tax), laundry or any other additional service during the trip, tips. Contact us to book your tour

Highlights

Amazon

  • Red-Tail Boa (Boa constrictor)
  • Green Jararaca (Bothrops bilineatus)
  • Garden Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus)
  • Marbled Treefrog (Dendropsophus marmoratus)
  • Banded Tree Anole (Anolis transversalis)
  • Polka-Dot Treefrog (Boana punctata)
  • Amazon Dwarf-Iguana (Enyalioides laticeps)
  • Amazon Fer-De-Lance (Bothrops atrox)
  • Tiger-Leg Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna)
  • Ecuadorian Poison Frog (Ameerega bilinguis)
  • Demerara Falls Treefrog (Boana cinerascens)
  • Reticulated Poison Frog (Ranitomeya ventrimaculata)
  • Striped Sharpnose Snake (Philodryas argentea)
  • White-Lined Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa vaillanti)
  • Santa Cecilia Cochran Frog (Teratohyla midas)

Eastern Foothills

  • Mountain Sipo (Chironius monticola)
  • Linnaeus' Sipo (Chironius exoletus)
  • Fitch’S Anole (Anolis fitchi)
  • Amazon Clown-Frog (Dendropsophus bifurcus)
  • Cochran Glassfrog (Nymphargus cochranae)
  • Puyo’S Rainfrog (Pristimantis katoptroides)
  • Canelos Woodlizard (Enyalioides praestabilis)
  • Forest Flame Snake (Oxyrhopus petolarius)
  • South American Toad (Rhinella margaritifera)
  • Banded Cat-Eyed Snake (Leptodeira annulata)
  • Andean Forest Pit-Viper (Bothriopsis pulchra)
  • Neotropical Snail-Eater (Dipsas indica)

Western Foothills

  • Gem Anole (Anolis gemmosus)
  • Pinocchio Anole (Anolis proboscis)
  • Common Blunthead (Imantodes cenchoa)
  • Equatorial Anole (Anolis aequatorialis)
  • Emerald Glassfrog (Espadarana prosobleplon)
  • Babbling Torenteer (Hyloscirtus alytolylax)
  • Pinocchio Rainfrog (Pristimantis appendiculatus)
  • Ecuadorian Toadhead (Bothrocophias campbelii)
  • Elegant Snail-Eater (Dipsas elegans)
  • Blue-Thighed Rainfrog (Pristimantis crucifer)
  • Executioner Clownfrog (Dendropsophus carnifex)
  • Red-Spotted Glassfrog (Nymphargus grandisonae)

Travel Plan

The town of Mindo, northwest of Quito, will become our first stop. Here we will discover the great diversity of amphibians and reptiles that characterize these forests, surrounded by a nice and comfortable environment. Among the most representative species to observe are the wonderful glass frogs, some rain frogs, lizards and hopefully some snakes.

After a few days in this paradise we will head towards the Eastern foothills where many other herp species await for us. During this visit it will be possible to see some representative species of rain frogs, tree frogs and lizards. During this time we will have the opportunity to understand the differences between the eastern and western Foothills of the Andes.

Our third and final destination will be the Ecuadorian Amazon. This spectacular location is recognized as one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Here many species of amphibians and reptiles await us. Among the moste representative species are the poisonous frogs, tree frogs, rain frogs, boas and vipers.

For those insects lovers, this trip will be fascinating, since the rainy season is not only good to observe herps, but also to observe many spectacular bugs that will only be found in the amazon region.

Leaders

Paolo Escobar

CEO, Specialized guide and Nature photographer.

Javier Aznar

Biologist and awarded professional nature photographer. Emerging member of the iLCP and Ambassador Sony. Contributor of NeoSelva.
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