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Marcelo Arias Birding Tours

#6 of 12 Outdoor Activities in Mindo Features Animals
Mindo Cloud Forest, Mindo, Ecuador
593 980659522
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Amazing morning's birdwatching!!

We booked a birdwatching tour with Marcelo and we can't recommend him enough!! Mainly because we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Best bird guide I know

I'd spent two mornings in Mindo with Marcelo, and these were probably my best two mornings during... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Peter A
Lynnwood, Washington
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Mindo Cloud Forest, Mindo, Ecuador
593 980659522
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a birdwatching tour with Marcelo and we can't recommend him enough!! Mainly because we really wanted to see the cock of the rocks. It was an amazing experience, we saw lots of males and a few females! If this wasn't already one of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I'd spent two mornings in Mindo with Marcelo, and these were probably my best two mornings during my two weeks stay in Ecuador. I'd seen so many birds and learned so much about the birds of the cloud forest. Marcelo is native to Mindo, works...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had a great morning with Marcelo. He saw birds we never would have seen ourselves and provided us with good binoculars and a telescope. We saw different kinds of tucans and other magnificent birds. We definitely recommend Marcelo Arias!

Thank elinevijn
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

with over 16 years of experience Marcelo knows where to look to see the birds you want/wish to see. We enjoyed a great morning tour in Mindo and we saw in a very short time birds we would never have recognized by ourselfe. Yes, you...More

Thank NaUe2017
Reviewed 25 January 2017

In January, 2017, my husband and I spent two weeks birding through the southern part of Ecuador. Our guide was Marcelo Arias of Mindo, Ecuador. We had a very good trip. We saw many birds. I will not attempt to list them all but will...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arranged for Marcelo to be our driver and guide for several nights over Labor Day weekend. He picked us up at our hotel just west of Quito and drove us first to Yanacocha for a productive morning and then along the Ecoruta towards Mindo,...More

Thank Racandee
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great time on my trip with Marcelo. He arrived exactly on time, he explained things to me slowly and patiently in Spanish (exactly what I wanted) and helped me see many amazing birds I would not have seen on my own. He...More

Thank jgoodie
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I contacted Marcelo Arias in December 2015 to arrange a twelve-day birding trip in July 2016. The itinerary included seven days on the east slope of the Andes (Cabañas San Isidro, Wildsumaco Lodge and the Tena-Gareno Lodge area) and five days on the west slope...More

5  Thank amkrayn
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

First time ever for a bird watching day. Found him through trip advisor. Marcel makes the difference in our two days tour in bird watching. Despite we were together with a couple of super professional bird watchers he has been able to engaged with both...More

Thank apocalypsenow66
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Bird watching in Mindo was fabulous. I had a great time with Marcelo looking for birds In November 2015 :). He brought a telescope and binoculars and we went on a walking tour. He was professional, nice, and funny! He speaks English and Spanish. Highly...More

Thank Giselle D
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Are you the guy who posted the $30 review? Makes me wonder what happened. Perhaps if you had not paid before arriving then protocol is that a guide can take someone who has already paid? Its unclear to me if this is so... More