SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotours

Have you ever wanted to explore the Amazon rainforest, learn from experts about tropical ecology, or experience the beauty of the Andes mountains? How about all three? If so, then you should join the next SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour! Our frog experts are looking forward to introducing you to some of the most spectacular … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotours

The SAVE THE FROGS! Central Ecuador Ecotour (March 2019)

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Have you ever wanted to explore the cloud forests of Ecuador, learn from experts about tropical ecology, or experience the beauty of the Andes mountains? How about all three? Well now is your chance to experience all of that and more! We invite you to join the 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Central Ecuador Ecotour, which will take place March 17th to 22th, 2019.

The inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Central Ecuador Ecotour will bring us to the tropical Chocó forest and the Laguna Quilatoa region on the western side of the Cotopaxi volcano. As on all our ecotours, we will have an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians.

Ecuador has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems, and is home to 617 known amphibian species, all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Ecuador a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour.

Please complete the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page if you would would like to join the tour. If you have questions, please email us at contact@savethefrogs.com or call 415-878-6525 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Please note that this Central Ecuador Ecotour is immediately preceded by the SAVE THE FROGS! Eastern Ecuador Ecotour and we encourage you to take part in both.

Ecuador field herping
Jaime Culebras photographed this Scinax elaeochrous at Jardin de los Sueños, where we will spend two amazing nights frogging. Jaime will be serving as our amphibian guide on this tour, as he has done on every SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour to date!

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The SAVE THE FROGS! Eastern Ecuador Ecotour: March 2019

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Have you ever wanted to explore the Amazon rainforest, learn from experts about tropical ecology, or experience the beauty of the Andes mountains? How about all three? Well now is your chance to experience all of that and more! We invite you to join the 2019 SAVE THE FROGS! Eastern Ecuador Ecotour, which will take place March 10th to 17th, 2019.

This brand new SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour will encompass the Amazon rainforest and the cloud forests of the Sumaco volcano, with an abundance of opportunities to find and photograph amphibians. Ecuador has an incredible array of biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystems, and is home to 617 known amphibian species, all within a very small geographical area. There are lots of frogs to be found, making Ecuador a perfect place for a SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour.

Please complete the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page if you would would like to join the tour. If you have questions, please email us at contact@savethefrogs.com or call 415-878-6525 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Please note that this Eastern Ecuador Ecotour is immediately followed by the SAVE THE FROGS! Central Ecuador Ecotour and we encourage you to take part in both.

Ecuador Ecotour
Photo of Phyllomedusa vaillanti by Jaime Culebras, who will be serving as our amphibian guide on this tour, as he has done on every SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour to date!

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Memories from La Selva Amazon Ecolodge

SAVE THE FROGS! supporter Ruth Van Sciver visited La Selva Amazon Ecolodge in Ecuador in 2010. It was her enthusiastic recollection of her experience that inspired us to organize our 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour to La Selva. Here are some memories Ruth was willing to share:

“We stayed at La Selva Jungle Lodge for seven nights in January 2010 and had a wonderful, educational, and entertaining visit. Our nine person group consisted of two families with four boys, ages 6, 8, 9 and 14 plus my 77 year old mother. We all had a GREAT time and can’t wait to go back!

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All photos on this page courtesy Ruth Van Sciver

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One of the most magical things that I’ve ever experienced

In May 2017, Stephanie Steelman won a free SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotour through our once in a lifetime Ecotour Sweepstakes. She joined the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour, and here is what she had to say about the trip…

“Hi Kerry!
Thanks for checking in to see how the trip went. Winning the Save The Frogs Ecotour was a life changing experience for me. It’s one of the most magical things that I’ve ever experienced and I’m so grateful that, through a sheer stroke of luck, I won and got to know the people I did and see the amazing things I got to see in Ecuador.

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Stephanie and the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour participants prepare to enter the jungle!

 

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Photos and Stories from the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour

From June 8th-20th, 2017, adventurers from Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the USA joined SAVE THE FROGS! for the 2nd Annual SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour. From frog-watching in the Amazon Basin to hiking in the Andes, our group was overcome by the remarkable biodiversity of Ecuador. The ecotour was simply wonderful and truly an amphibian extravaganza! Our group observed 37 species of frogs and toads, 3 species of salamanders and 2 species of caecilians! We trekked through rainforests, hiked up mountains, swam in beautiful waterfall pools and took in the magnificent nature of Ecuador. We experienced the culture and traditions of indigenous groups and they honored us with their incredible knowledge of the rainforest. We ate fabulous food, made new friendships and integrated with people of different cultures, spreading amphibian awareness as we traveled. United by a love of frogs and an appreciation of nature, our participants left Ecuador feeling inspired and connected with the natural world. Every SAVE THE FROGS! ecotour is wonderful, but this trip was truly special.

“I can honestly say it was the best trip of my life (and I’ve travelled a lot!)”
– Melissa Steele-Ogus, 2017 Ecuador Ecotour Participant

Please read on to see the fantastic photos and stories from our time in Ecuador. We hope to see you on the 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour!

Suchipakari | Anaconda Lodge | Mindo | El Crater | Papallacta | Teleferico | Villa Da Fiore | Amphibians of Ecuador 

Ecotour, Ecuador

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