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Ecuador 2019

This is a big one...our trip to Ecuador will be focusing mainly on orchid spotting! Obviously, any cool plant, spider, insect, bird will be thoroughly enjoyed, observed and shared with you guys here. Subscribe to our newsletter or check out our Facebook page and stay up to date with our regular posts between
30/05/2019 and 22/06/2019.

June 22, 2019

Incredibly, we've made it through the whole trip. Not sure we'll be back more or less tired than when we left, but it sure was worth it! Thank you all for following our blog and big thanks to those of you who already participated in identifying some of the orchids we saw!

Day 18 - Road from Mendez to...

June 16, 2019

We're getting really low now, with our hotel sitting at a bare 400m high. It's hot and dry. Although we are enjoying a bit of sun finally, we had our doubts about finding as many orchids out here than previously. But this change of scenery not only brings orchids, but other advantages as well.

Day 16...

June 15, 2019

And by that we mean they weigh a lot on us! It’s been 2 full weeks of orchid spotting and frankly, our energy is at its lowest. Here’s a typical day for us:

Waking up every day at 7:00AM, breakfast at 7:30 and by 8:00 we’re on the road. Either directly to spot orchids, or a quick stop at the shop for...

June 13, 2019

Well, at least that’s what it feels like…we haven’t been seeing as many orchids these past few days as “normally”. But writing this blog, we realize we’ve actually seen plenty! Day 13 will be more relevant than you can imagine when we say: no more orchids in-situ…

Day 11 – Amaluza to El Pangui

A 5 hou...

June 10, 2019

That’s what I got as a response from Davina when I asked her what the title of this post should be. Great, thanks for that.
Honestly, she’s feeling ill and we’re hoping it’s not the flu. Our guide Ivan is very worried and got her to drink a hot herbal orange juice, just in case…

But enough of that, b...

June 8, 2019

We decided to have half a day off. After 6 days of non-stop orchid hunting, a little pool-time doesn't hurt. Half a day was plenty though to spot some orchids! The next day, our way to Zumba (a 4 hour drive) was less impressive, so that's a short one. 

Day 7 - Vilcabamba road to Valladolid

A big...

June 6, 2019

Day 5 – To El Cisne and further towards the coast

As you may know by now, we just drive around in the car and stop along the way to follow some trails (more or less existing) when we feel like we might see something interesting.

This time, even though it was very dry on the path, we still managed to f...

June 4, 2019

Our 3rd and 4th day in Ecuador have been…eye-opening. When you think of Ecuador, you immediately picture yourself in the middle of a humid, warm forest full of ferns and moss everywhere, right? We sure did…

In just these 2 days, we’ve seen even more different climates than the first 2 days (remember...

June 3, 2019

Officially, it’s our second day of course. But after a 20-hour flight, jetlag and having to do everything in Spanish all of a sudden, resulted in a bit of a blur on that very first day.

Day 1

First view we’ve had of Ecuador was in Quito, while waiting for our next flight to Guayaquil and this is what...

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