Just Announced – Orchid Discovery in Ecuador (2016)

We are pleased to announce our newest scheduled group departure for 2016 — Orchid Discovery in Ecuador offered in collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens.

Ecuador orchid

There are more than 4,000 documented species of orchids in Ecuador, with a number of species still not classified. In fact, Ecuador boasts the highest orchid diversity of any country in the world, even with its small size. Orchids can be found in all of Ecuador’s ecosystems, but the majority of species thrive in humid cloud forest and rainforest habitats.

This 10-day fully guided expedition was so that travelers have the opportunity to explore some of Ecuador’s best natural areas.  In addition to observing a variety of orchids at peak bloom time, participants are sure to see an array of flora and fauna.  Trip highlights include Quito Botanical Garden, Mindo Cloud Forest, El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Cotopaxi National Park, and Napo Wildlife Center.

Ecuador hummingbird

Nick Snakenberg from Denver Botanic Gardens and Alexander Hirtz, one of Ecuador’s leading orchid specialists will be accompanying the group.  Click here for the detailed itinerary.