When you contact us, you are contacting fellow travelers with first hand experience in your destination, who will be able to answer all your questions with confidence. When you travel with us, you are traveling with like-minded people that are eager to share their companionship and excitement of adventure.
Comfort & Safety
We consider comfort and safety an essential part of every trip. Whether you're relaxing in the courtyard of a 16th-century hotel in Ecuador, or taking a boat ride through the Amazon to a jungle lodge, our accommodations are carefully selected for their quality, location, hygiene, safety and uniqueness.
You can depend on our thoroughness. We've secured quality accommodations and arranged for transportation, excursions, entrance fees, and specified meals. We take care of the details in the background, while you can relax, enjoy, and immerse yourself in the wonder of the places you are exploring.
Eco-Travel & Sustainability
Nature and Photo Tours is committed to sustainable tourism. We aim to leave no negative footprint from our travels. While providing authentic travel experiences, we do our utmost to protect the places we visit: their environment, culture, and the well being of its human and animal residents. At the same time, we strive to support local economies and conservation efforts through our choice of accommodations, local tour guides and services. We seek out small, boutique hotels and lodges where native culture is unspoiled. Our preference is given to eco-friendly accommodations designed to fit the natural environments without destroying them.
Nature and Photo Tours offers adventures that are good for body and soul. We believe that true adventure lays in new insights, the awe of nature, encounters with different cultures, and the thrill of personal discovery. Cross-cultural travels are based on personal interaction with respect for local customs. The direct involvement of indigenous guides in our tours assures you will have an authentic and at the same time learning experience.
Travel With the Professionals
There is nothing quite like seeing a place through the eyes of someone who knows it intimately and cares about it passionately. Mainor Chacón is a Certified Tour Guide, trained in natural history and ecology of the rainforest. Sasha Vasiljev is a trained biologist who specialized in orchids. Both have great ardor for the tropical rainforest and its natural history and are ready to share their experience and knowledge with you.
Diversifying Your Experiences
Improve or perfect your photography skills through our photography workshops and informal tutoring with award-winning professional photographer Sasha Vasiljev. Also, learn about natural history of the tropical rainforest and submerge yourself into native culture and experience its lifestyle.
We try to keep our tours as flexible as possible, with more options offered to our clients. While we offer photography workshops for all levels, non-photographer companions can enjoy the same excursions but without being tied to those focused on honing their photography skills.
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