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TRAVEL ADVENTURES IN ECUADOR, GALAPAGOS & SOUTH AMERICA

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February 21, 2020
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Andean bears: My personal quest to find a Spectacled Bear in Ecuador

I have always had a big soft spot for bears. I guess it all started with my Mum’s bedtime stories of Paddington Bear adventures, and Winnie the Pooh mischief
July 24, 2019

Why Go Birding in Ecuador? An Expert’s Perspective

With over 1600 species of birds found in many tropical habitats, Ecuador is considered megadiverse and is relatively compact compared to its massive political neighbors
June 5, 2019

Ecuador Bird Watching-The Christmas Bird Count and Other Adventures

Ecuador bird watching tours aren’t the typical walk in the park or jaunts through the forest armed with binoculars to spot birds in the trees. The four regions
March 25, 2019

Guango Lodge

August 23, 2018

Mashpi Lodge-A Luxury Family Adventure

Eva Merkx is one of the driving forces behind Happy Gringo Travel. Her experiences in Ecuador led her to share her passion for travel here with […]
December 4, 2017

3 Awesome Lodges in Ecuador’s Cloudforest

December 4, 2017

8 Reasons You Should Take a Trip to Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

As part of Happy Gringo Travel’s custom-made tours in Ecuador, we offer trips to the cloud forest. Located a few hours North West of Quito, the […]
December 4, 2017

8 Birds You Can Find in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Ecuador’s cloud forest boasts over 550 of the 1,660 estimated species of birds found in the country. The region is part of the Chocó bioregion, which spans from Panama to Northern Ecuador.